October 9, 2016
The importance of the exterior of your home cannot be emphasized enough. Your home’s appearance from the outside is the first impression made upon visitors. From landscaping to exterior lighting, great curb appeal can add thousands of dollars in value while poor curb appeal can lower the value of your home and neighborhood.
Giving the exterior of your home a new look is an easy way to add equity without investing time, effort, or money into a full interior remodel. Whether you are updating to highlight your personal tastes or you are planning to put your home on the market, here are three simple improvements that will have a significant impact on your outdoor aesthetic and sales price.
1: Replace Your Garage Door
Revamping your garage door can take your curb appeal from drab to fab. Modern garage doors have moved well beyond plain white roller doors. There is an amazing range of styles, colors, and materials available to suit any taste and custom options that blend seamlessly with the look of your home. Even better: swapping out an old style for a more fashionable model will not just transform the face of your house. Homeowners can expect to recoup up to 91.5 percent of their investment at resale.
2: Give The Front Door a Face lift
To help your home be a standout on the block, kick your bland front door to the curb. Start with a style that fits with your tastes and the style of your home. Consider unique features like double doors or sidelights. Then customize the look by adding decorative details using hinges, bells, and door knockers.
3: Update Old Windows
If your windows are ugly, old, drafty, and inefficient, it’s time to trade up. Modern windows don’t just give a fresh appearance to the facade, they can provide significant savings; homeowners can save up to $340 per year on heating costs by installing windows with the Energy Star label.
For more information about simple changes to boost your home’s curb appeal, contact us today.