Making a good first impression is important, especially when it comes to the outside of your home. The condition of the exterior of your home can greatly impact the value, but more importantly, it can also create a warm and inviting welcome for you and your guests.
Whether you’re interested in increasing the value, or just want to make some improvements for your own enjoyment, there are plenty of effective ways to make your home look nicer and build some equity.
Focus on the Front Door
The importance of your front door is something that shouldn’t be overlooked, as it’s one of the first things people will notice about your home. The front door can set the tone for the entire exterior of your house, so an entry door replacement can be the perfect place to start when it comes to improving the curb appeal of your home.
If a front door replacement isn’t possible, or your door is in good shape, but just aesthetically unappealing, painting the door a new color can be a simple, inexpensive option. Consider a bright, bold color that enhances, but doesn’t clash with the existing colors of your home’s exterior.
Revive the Roof
Deciding to replace the roof is one of the most dramatic things a homeowner can do to quickly transform the entire exterior in a very positive way. Old, damaged shingles can age your home as well as make your home appear neglected. A new roof improves the value of your home as well as making the appearance of the home look much more attractive to everyone who passes by.
A new roof can also improve your home’s energy efficiency, saving you money on heating and cooling bills, making it a smart and solid investment for many reasons.
Replace the Windows
Another way to boost your home’s exterior look is by ditching the old, leaky, drab windows and replacing them with efficient new windows.
New windows give your home a fresh updated look, are easier to keep clean, and can potentially save you money on heating and cooling costs too.
Update the Siding
Over time, weather conditions such as harsh sun or rain can make the vinyl siding on your home appear faded and dated. Unfortunately, faded siding can be more of a problem than just cosmetic. If the siding is cracked or rotted, it may be time to replace it.
Since siding takes up the majority of your home’s exterior, replacing the siding can do wonders for improving the aesthetics of your house.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting can serve dual purposes, as it not only makes your home look light and bright, but it also increases security. Outdoor lighting makes a great deterrent to potential burglars and enhances the curb appeal at night.
There are endless options for adding outdoor lighting, such as affixing them to the house, or even on the trees or hanging them from the porch. You could also add an entryway light or paint existing lights in black or bronze to make them stand out more. Adding solar lights to spotlight a walkway or flower beds is another possibility.
Fix up the Landscaping
An obvious but often overlooked way to boost your home’s curb appeal is to fix up the landscaping. Regularly caring for your yard by mowing, pulling weeds, raking the leaves and keeping it properly watered are a good starting point. You can also take it a step further by planting some flowers to make your home one of the prettiest houses on the block.
Make a Statement
When considering which exterior home improvement projects you want to complete this year, take a look at your home with fresh eyes. It’s easy to overlook things you’ve become used to seeing, so imagine you’re looking at your home for the first time. What draws your eye? Is it worn out siding, an out-dated front entry, or an old roof? You can make a big impact on your curb appeal with the right installation company. Armorvue Home Exteriors has been serving this community for decades, and their integrity and commitment to their customers has made them an industry leader. Contact us today for a virtual appointment to talk about your exterior home improvement plans.