12 House Exterior Renovation Ideas Perth

The exterior of your house is the first thing that visitors and passersby notice, making it a significant aspect of your property’s overall impression. Whether you’re looking to improve your home’s functionality, advance your lifestyle, or enhance its visual appeal, a house exterior renovation can make the difference. In this article, we’ll explore various renovation ideas tailored for homeowners in Perth, providing both functional and aesthetic perspectives.

Why renovate the exterior of your house?

Renovating the exterior of your house offers a myriad of benefits that extend beyond just its appearance. It should significantly increase the value of your property and enhance the overall living experience for you and your family.

Some house exterior renovations will improve your energy efficiency by reducing heat loss in winter and heat gain in summer, while other improvements enhance security. Furthermore, exterior renovations can help address any wear and tear issues, structural concerns, or outdated design elements that your home may have accumulated over the years.

All things considered, a house exterior renovation should suit your lifestyle and portray the life you want to live.

Functional house exterior renovation ideas

While some homeowners renovate solely to improve their home’s appearance, the best renovation ideas will also have a functional benefit.

Garage or carport extension

If you’re finding your garage or carport isn’t suitable for your needs, consider expanding it and building a secure and versatile storage space. Over the years you may find your vehicles multiplying or the amount of hardware and supplies you need expanding. A renovated garage or car port will come in handy to hold it all and protect these assets from theft and the elements.

House exterior renovation including new car port and second storey addition.
A second storey addition, small garage extension, and new carport were constructed by Nexus Homes Group for this Mount Hawthorn home.

Window expansion

Windows provide excellent natural light and improve your visibility in the back or front yard. Strategically enlarging or adding windows can help to optimise the interior ambiance and energy efficiency of your home. Plus, if you have a large yard and/or a pool that you need a good view of, a large window will help you see it all.

Grand front or back door expansion

Upgrading your entryways can create a striking focal point that leaves a lasting impression and functionally benefits your family’s needs. Imagine a grand double door entrance at the front to welcome visitors with ease, or an expansive backyard sliding door – perfect for entertaining.

Depending on the layout of your house, you may choose to relocate these entryways to better improve the flow of your home indoors. Nexus Homes Group are experts at reshaping Perth homes to suit your functional or lifestyle needs. Learn more about our first-class home renovations.

Outdoor patio renovation.
A ground floor home renovation and extension in Bayswater including a long new glass sliding door and patio.

Upgrade or repurpose roofing/alfresco

Every house is different; some houses feature an alfresco as part of the roofline, others have a patio attached, and some have no covered outdoor area. Regardless of your outdoor situation, you could explore the addition, extension, or renovation of this space.

Consider your outdoor needs and picture a versatile space for relaxation and entertaining. Alternatively, you may like to repurpose this outdoor space into a sunroom or an additional living/dining room.

If you’ve got an older property, your ceiling and roof may have been a cause for concern recently. If that’s the case, consider upgrading your entire roof for improved durability and enhanced appearance.

Outdoor kitchen

Transform your backyard into a culinary haven by renovating an outdoor kitchen. Some houses open the interior kitchen up to incorporate a large outdoor pizza oven or restaurant style window for serving food inside and out. This addition not only adds functional value but also creates a delightful space for hosting gatherings and barbecues.

Luxury lighting

Thoughtfully designed outdoor lighting can highlight architectural features, pathways, and landscaping, enhancing the visual appeal of your property during the evening hours. Lights are also great for security, spooking unwanted visitors in the dark and making the outdoors a lot safer for your family.

Modular second storey addition with lighting.
This modular second storey addition in Beaconsfield features modern balcony and backyard lights.

Second storey addition and balcony

Does your home have the potential for excellent balcony views? A second storey addition is the ultimate way to transform your entire house inside and out. An impressive second storey extension creates space for new rooms inside and gives your home a grand new appearance. An added balcony provides awesome views wherever you want them.

If you’ve already got a second storey, don’t rule out adding another room or extending and renovating a balcony.

Aesthetic house exterior renovation ideas

Some minor house exterior renovation ideas are primarily for the improved appearance. These ideas are best completed along with a full-scale home renovation.

Modern house front renovation

Give your home a contemporary facelift by incorporating sleek lines, minimalist design elements, and modern materials that stand out in the neighbourhood. A popular ask is to render over areas of exposed brick to really modernise a home.

House exterior renovation in Falcon.
An old, worn-out coastal home in Falcon was revived inside and out by Nexus Homes Group.

Upgrade paving to decking

Enhance your outdoor spaces by revamping your paving or decking materials. This not only adds visual appeal but also improves safety and durability.

Upgrade fixtures

Upgrading fixtures such as door handles, house numbers, and outdoor lighting can have a significant impact on your home’s overall aesthetic. Homes with pillars or columns and a gate can be reinforced or redesigned to suit the era of your home’s construction. Other coloured fixtures like gutters and the trim along the roof line may need attention.

Character home renovation.
A cute character home in Bicton was modernised inside while its traditional appearance outside was enhanced.

Exterior painting

A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for your home’s exterior. Choose colours that complement the architectural style and create a harmonious look.

Garden and landscaping

Transform your surroundings with thoughtfully planned gardens and landscaping. Native plants and well-arranged greenery can enhance the beauty of your property while requiring less maintenance. For some added visual appeal, look into a vertical garden or matching pot plants!

Renovate inside and out with Nexus Homes Group

We specialise in full home renovations and extensions in Perth, including house exterior renovations as part of a larger project. For a comprehensive and successful home renovation, look no further than Nexus Homes.

Share your full house renovation plans with us and embark on a journey towards a more beautiful and functional home.