Wanting to sell your home or just increase its value? Curb appeal is fantastic way to increase your home’s value and showcase your exterior. It will attract buyers if you are wanting to sell. If you aren’t planning to sell your home anytime soon, it is still a wise investment that will turn some heads on your block.
Your home’s exterior is arguably more important than your home’s interior because it has to endure the elements and keep your home safe.
You can never go wrong with new siding, it has a fabulous return on investment. New siding is also an opportunity to change the color and even the style of your home. When it comes to siding, you have endless material, color, style options. Composite, fiber cement, vinyl, and steel are some of the most common types of siding, but always make sure to research the pros and cons of each.
Make your home pop with some new windows. Old windows can destroy your energy bills and make your home look outdated. New energy efficient windows help your home maintain temperature and will provide great natural lighting to any room in your house. Energy efficient windows also block harmful UV rays from damaging your furniture and interior.
A bad or old roof can threaten your home’s integrity. The dirty, damaged, and curling shingles can make your roof an eyesore. A new roof is a large investment but a great selling point if you are in the market. If you aren’t planning on selling your home, a new roof gives you some peace of mind that your home is better protected and has a long lasting shield of defense.
A front door can give a long lasting impression to guests. The type and color of front door you choose can really pack a punch when it comes to improving curb appeal. Front doors are an important insulator and security measure for any home.
Landscaping exists for a reason and having a healthy and appealing yard not only looks good, but will help prevent damages to the exterior of your home. Research some native plants and flowers in your area or even plant new trees to add more character to your home’s exterior.
Can people tell how to enter your home? Does it have a charming or “wow” factor? Sometimes simply changing the entrance of the home can boost a home’s curb appeal.
The Final Result
Here is an article from HGTV that shows many curb appeal makeovers to help you visualize everything coming together. Of course a full home exterior remodel would be expensive, but you can do things piece by piece over time to create these looks.
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