Focus On The Outside Of Your Home This Spring

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While most people focus on the inside of their homes, right now is a great time to focus on the outside of your home. The weather is getting warmer, even with the rainy days, there are plenty of great days to get outside and clean up the flower beds, clean up the edging of the grass, tend to the garden that you've been putting off, or even plant some new rose bushes.

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During this time of lockdown and enforced hours at home, many people will be putting their minds to projects they can do in their homes. This is a great way to spend time in lockdown because you are there in your home more than ever before and can see what needs doing and give it the attention it needs.

Focus On The Outside Of Your Home This Spring

However, many people forget to give the outside of their home the attention it needs, and this is a real shame. You take the time to dress well and make sure you look good to give a good impression and with your home, the outside of your house is the first impression people see where you live. So why should you be focusing on the exterior design of your home?

It says a lot about you.

The outside of your home is the first impression of your home, so giving it a lick of paint and making sure it is clean and tidy shows that you care about where you live and take pride in it. Changing the color of the front door shows people a lot about your personality and can make your home stand out from the crowd. But why stop there when you could paint the window frames or even the entire house?

A lick of paint is the perfect way to breathe new life on to your house and can change the entire look. If you really want to make a difference, then forget about sticking to conventional colors, choose bright colors and funky designs. Try adding a new statement door knocker too. 

It keeps you active

Keeping a well-maintained garden can be a full-time job; but if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your garden, you can still make it look nice and enjoy doing it. Maintaining a garden helps with keeping the outside of your home looking gorgeous. Gardening is a really good activity for both your physical and mental health and is also a great excuse to get outdoors and get your much-needed vitamin D.

Gardening is not only a great form of aerobic exercise, one that can keep you so busy you don’t realize that you’re breaking a sweat and twisting and bending as you work, but it has also been shown to lower the risk of dementia by 36 percent. According to one study, it can also fight stress far better than other hobbies. 

It keeps you safe

Focusing on the exterior of your home and make all the difference when it comes to your safety. A broken gate or fence can be seen as an invitation to intruders. New windows and doors can not only make the front of your house look good, but they can make sure to keep you safe, warm and shield you from outside noise. Potential intruders may be put off by a house that they can tell is secure and well kept. 

You’ll smile every time you come home.

What better reason is there than that? Every time you pull up outside your home, you will smile. Knowing it looks great but also knowing that you are the one who made it look great. This will give you a great sense of pride and satisfaction. 

Written by Anna C.

I am a wife and mother of two sons. We live in Rural Northeast Ohio with our 2 cats, 2 dogs & many fish. I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter, elephants, sunflowers, crystals, occult, crafting, coffee, wine, and online shopping. Have a TikTok, PokemonGo & Elder Scrolls addiction, I've always loved plants, recently I became a houseplant mom, and am currently growing over 15 varieties in our home! Now if I could get my outside gardens to flourish I will be happy. When I'm not tending to the home, pets, plants, or hanging out on the couch catching up on my shows, I'm doing some type of crafting or DIY project. (Or I'm pestering my husband in the barn.)

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