Now that we have some cooler days upon us it is the ideal time to get out and spruce up the exterior of your home using little more than paint.  This article will give you tips on what you can do to offer curb appeal to your home in nothing more than a long weekend.

Before you run out and buy paint, accessories or landscaping to spruce up the exterior of your home there are a few things to consider. The major thing to consider is what colors will compliment the pieces in the yard and around the exterior of the home that you won’t be replacing or repainting.  The house will definitely have style issue of its own to consider as well such as the architectural design, the homes size and the age of the home and the current exterior material.  You can easily find ideas online, in home catalogs and driving through neighboring areas.  Color combination on homes similar to yours that catch your eye can be noted so that you have options to consider when sitting back in front of your own home.

Once you have determined where you want to go with the color palette of the home get to work.  Applying a fresh coat of paint and stain to outdoor areas such as doors, shutters, trim and siding are sure to increase the homes curb appeal.  Don’t forget other large areas that are included in the exterior of the homes. This includes the homes fencing.

When looking into redoing the color on a home’s fencing consider the fence material.  Are you looking at adding color to a wooden fence?  Do you like stains or would you prefer exterior grade paint? Are you updating an existing chain link fence? Here is where you can think outside the box a bit. Remember aluminum, chain link or iron fence they do not have to stay silver, gray or black. With paint specific against rust an aluminum pool fence or a chain link enclosing fence can be transformed into a colorful, exterior art piece that compliments the home.

To achieve the best results when you are looking into painting consider using tools that offer professional results.  The rollers and brushes as well as the paint quality all affect the outcome of the projects.

Doors, shutters and trim are all the accessories that bring out the character in your home. These pieces should pop out in a complementary way and not a look at this obscurity type of way.  They are also the elements that are most beat up with the ever changing weather conditions.  Before painting make sure the object is clean, dry and that loose paint has been removed. This will leave a clean slate for you to begin your home’s exterior transformation.

Now that the big project, the home and fence, are completed look at the objects place around the home’s landscaping.  A few freshly painted flower boxes can add a splash of color to a garden while adding some new lawn art can add interest.  The combination of color, materials and textures used throughout the space you will have an exterior that will leave people driving by for more.