02/28/2017

Easy Exterior Updates

by Guest 2

Adding a little curb appeal to your home’s exterior is easier than you think! Small upgrades in splashes of color, fixtures and accessories can pay off big in your home’s value and neighborhood standing. 

There is no hiding your home’s exterior.   No matter how clean and coordinated your interior is, if your exterior isn’t, you run the risk of being, “that” house on the block.  “But, exterior upgrades are expensive!” you say, and you are not wrong.  Depending on the size of your home, exterior paint jobs can be an investment in the thousands.

The good news is, small scale upgrades can go along way to improve your home’s look, and with minimal financial investment. I will share some update suggestions along with three easy looks you can do yourself without breaking the bank.

Suggestion #1: Clean your home’s exterior

Your home’s exterior may be in good shape, but perhaps, appears a little dingy under all the dirt.  An easy fix for that is a little soap, water and elbow grease.  Pressure washers can be purchased or rented from your local hardware store, sponges, scrub brushes and buckets are inexpensive investments.  Giving your home a once over, even lightly, can have a big impact on its appearance.

Suggestion #2: Paint an accent color

Freshen the look of your exterior by painting your front door a new color. Whether your color selection is subtle, or bold, nothing achieves refresh wonders like a fresh coat of paint. I recommend a quart of our Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Satin Enamel for color richness and durability.

Suggestion #3: The difference is in the details

Last, but not least, updating your entry hardware, fixtures, plants and colorful entry mats will add that extra bit of polish.  For a unified look try to coordinate the finish and style of the hardware you select. Placing flowers or shrubbery on either side of the door will add classy color and interest.

Now that you have the quick and cost effective updating tips take a look at the three looks we’ve put together below.

Look 1: Clean and Classic

Delicate hues in soft aqua and white subtly update this traditional home.  Gold accents elevate the look adding warmth and elegance.

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Body: White 52, Door: Nature’s Reflections N430-2, Trim: ULTRA PURE WHITE

Look 2: Contemporary Character

Give your entryway a fresh, modern look with a vivid pop of color and streamlined fixtures.

Easy exterior updates fired up close knit Orange-door-palette-blog-crop

Body: Close Knit T17-01, Door: Fired Up T17-19, Trim: ULTRA PURE WHITE

Look 3: Free and Easy Farmstead

Soft blue grays and sage toned greens make for an inviting farmhouse entrance.

Easy exterior updates coney island weathered moss Farmhouse-palette-blog-crop

Body: Coney Island N440-5, Door: Weathered Moss N380-3, Trim: ULTRA PURE WHITE

Colorfully yours,

Quinn

7 responses to “Easy Exterior Updates”

  1. Augie Cervantes says:

    I shop at Home Depot for paint do you have any sales or rebates coming up soon,I want to paint my home inside and out

  2. Lisa says:

    My front door is a dark red. I want to paint it a lighter color. Fo I need to paint with kilts paint first to cover the dark color so it doesn’t show through the new lighter color.
    I want to do a shade between blue and purple, maybe periwinkle. Or pale lavender.

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Lisa,

      Yes we recommend using Kilz primer first since you are going from a dark red to a light tone.
      Here are some great periwinkle/lavender tones for your front door.
      Eternal Elegance M540-3, Perennial Blue M530-3, Lavender Memory M550-2 or Promise Keeping P530-2.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  3. Regina Harris says:

    I’m wanting to repaint my front door and shutters what kind of paint do I need

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Regina,
      Thank you for visiting our blog!
      You can use ULTRA Exterior in a Semi-Gloss Sheen.

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

  4. Teresa Donahue says:

    I want to paint my front door a different color (yellow maybe) but not sure on the color. A cream color siding with dark maroon shutters. Can you help with a color. And also what kind of paint. Thanks.

    • Deanna Torrez says:

      Hello Teresa,
      Thank you for visiting our blog!
      We recommend the following color scheme for your exterior.

      Siding: Delicate Lace PPU5-11
      Shutters: Cherry Cola M130-7
      Doors: Little Sun Dress P280-5

      Colorfully Yours,
      Deanna

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