Exterior Makeovers Design Guide | Homebuilding & Renovating

Chastity Fabry

Changing your home’s exterior – even on a low budget – can improve its looks as well as its value. From the tired post-war, red-brick properties with their PVCu fascias and single-glazed units to the pastiche developer homes of the noughties, and even period buildings which have been unsympathetically extended – much of the UK’s housing stock is ripe for an update.

As far as projects go, external makeovers are perhaps the least disruptive, and you can generally carry on with life as normal for the most part.

Here are some ideas for what you can do to give your home’s exterior a new lease of life.

Updating Cladding

It’s typically the exterior materials that tend to let houses built between the 1930s and 1980s down, and the windows will usually be very dated and in need of an update.

Designer’s Tip

“If, as part of your remodel, you’re planning

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Interior design ideas, architecture and renovating photos

Chastity Fabry

Where do I start the process of interior design?

The
beginning stages of home décor can be daunting for some. The
step-by-step process will take you from developing your own personal
style to outlining the priorities when considering each room.
Professionals will use the principles of good interior design, high
quality and value for money to turn your design vision into a
reality. However, you may still mastermind your own decorating ideas
to suit your individual style and preferences.

If
you are looking for any room ideas in particular, homify have a
simplified rooms page. This lets you view the most popular
photographs of the day. It also acts as an overview for the available
categories for room ideas and home decor and even where to find local
experts in South Africa alongside international inspiration. The
website has been designed to help you easily navigate your way around
the platform,

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