With winter in full swing and another lockdown in place to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, many of us are looking for a new project to keep us busy while not breaking the bank. Home projects are perfect for most, as a few shrewd changes can make a massive difference to the look of a room or exterior.

Here are a few of our favourite ways to freshen up your home exterior this winter.

Make A Plan

First things first, when deciding on any home redecorating you will want to have a plan of the changes you want to make. Go outside and look over the exterior of your home and identify what you want to remove, what you want to improve and what you want to replace. It may help to sketch the outside of your home so that you can plan out area by area the changes you plan to make.

You should also ensure that you have a budget for the changes you want to make. Your budget will be entirely dependent on your preferences and finances and the work that you want to do. An excellent way to develop a budget is by prioritising the parts of your home exterior that you want to change and then researching the cost of each component. Once you have created a budget that you are happy with, you should always aim to stay within that budget.

Paint Your Doors

Painting older doors can give them a new lease on life. It is also a great way to put your stamp on your home by choosing colours that suit you and your tastes.

You could even consider decorating your doors with some subtle designs or stencilling for the more creative among us. This could be something you get the kids involved with if you want to help them channel their energy and creativity during the chilly winter months.

Consider Cladding

Cladding is an excellent option for anyone wanting a drastic change without having to spend vast amounts of money. There are so many options available for cladding that you’re sure to find one that will suit you and your home perfectly.

You can’t go wrong with some classic wood detailing to give your home exterior some unique texture and colour. Check out this exterior hardwood timber from Exterior Solutions for some gorgeous ideas on how to use wood cladding to give your home a unique look. You should always use a reliable vendor of high-quality cladding like Exterior Solutions for any exterior cladding project.


Good roof maintenance is vital for any home, to protect you from the elements and keep your home insulated and warm during the colder months.

Roofing is also essential to improve the overall look of your home exterior. You could consider having new tiling installed to match the new look you are going for with your home.

For the more eco-conscious redecorator, you could look at options for solar panels or specially designed eco-friendly tiles and roofing materials.

Create A Winter Garden

No home exterior redesign is complete without considering your garden. While winter isn’t the ideal time to start a garden you might want to consider starting a seasonal garden so that your exterior will benefit from a calming oasis of greenery all year round.

Many native UK evergreen plants will thrive over the winter and inject some much-needed colour into the winter of 2021 and beyond.

For anyone without much garden space, hanging baskets are perfect for adding some character to your home exterior without needing much space.