How Fresh Exterior Trim Can Make a Dynamite Difference
Painted trim accounts for only a small area of the exterior of your home, but it has a major impact on your home’s overall appearance. With the warmer temperatures and gentle breezes of springtime, now is a great time to give that appearance a boost.
But before starting, make sure wood surfaces are carefully inspected for splits and cracks and then have any necessary repairs made. This should be followed by careful surface preparation; sanding, filling, priming and caulking are fundamental to a top-quality paint job.
Now check out these homes to see the dynamite difference fresh trim made – quickly and economically.
|Accentuate architectural detail|
|You don’t have to own a Victorian house to enjoy the beauty of architectural detail. Here, existing decorative brackets, window trim and a shallow recessed panel lend themselves beautifully to a distinctive color treatment.|
|Make a “welcoming” change to your front door|
|In so many ways, your home’s entrance is a reflection of you … a welcome sign that speaks of the pride you have in your home. Sprucing up that welcome sign is one of the least expensive things you can do to make a really positive difference in your home’s appearance.|
|Choose a stripe of contrasting color|
|Stripes of green on these staid, square columns instantly lighten the mood while adding dimension and interest. Look for opportunities like this to add a spot of contrasting color on exterior painted surfaces. It can make a big difference – and it’s fun!|
|Spruce up your front steps|
|Whether your front steps are concrete or wood, they’ll convey a more welcoming vibe when they’re freshly painted to match your porch floor. Today’s exterior floor paints coat either surface beautifully and hold up well even in the harshest weather.|
|Add structural features|
|Tastefully adding features such as brackets, running trim or dentils (above) can transform a relatively plain house into a stunner. These items are available in a wide range of styles, are easy to install, and open the door to lovely new color.|