Winter might be underway, but that doesn’t mean that many of us aren’t wishing for warmer and sunnier days. With spring weather several months away, this gives us plenty of time to think of how we want to uplift the look of our home this year. Whether you’re focusing on your interior or exterior, we have plenty of ideas to add charm, personality, and unforgettable curb appeal.

Give Your Home a Quick and Cheap Makeover

One of the fastest and inexpensive ways to enliven your home this year is by changing up paint colors. This can apply to both interior and exterior. According to Pantone, ultra violet is color of the year for 2018. This deep purple shade adds richness to the interior of the home and looks striking in bedrooms, dining rooms, and even small bathrooms.

If purple isn’t your favorite pick, there are plenty of other colors to try. Switching from white of builder beige walls to a rich color will instantly enliven the home.

color wheel

This interior design color wheel can help provide extra inspiration, helping you achieve just the right mood for your home.

Go Bold with a New Entry Door

colorful door styles

If you need a quick way to add a pop of personality to your curb appeal, consider a new entry door. Front doors welcome friends and family into the home, but they also offer limitless aesthetic opportunities.

With nearly endless styles to choose from, your new door doesn’t need to be a snore. Consider the following tips for an enlivened entry door in 2018:

  • Make a statement by painting the door neon
  • Paint neon house numbers on the door in a contrasting color, such as neon yellow on a grey entry door
  • If you live in a historic home with a unique entry door, use various colors to highlight architectural details
  • Order a brand-new fiberglass door and request to have it primed. Once it’s delivered, you can paint the new door any color of the rainbow
  • Don’t Forget the Small Details

Small details in the home is really what makes your living quarters unique. Strategically display your favorite décor finds from yard sales, handmade blankets from your grandma, and a stack of your favorite books on the coffee table.

Another great way to add small details is with the home’s exterior. Window grids are a small yet highly noticeable detail that brings life to the home. It’s perfect for giving character to newer home, or re-energizing the look and feel of older homes.

Decorative glass can make a statement on your exterior, as well as small-scale vinyl siding upgrades such as vinyl scallops. Scallops remind you of details found on a gingerbread house or grand Victorian homes with a mix-and-match architecture. Use it to highlight window gables and eave edges.

Universal Windows Direct can help Chicago homeowners create a beautiful home in 2018. Contact us today about our exterior remodeling products.