All homeowners should be aware of the importance of curb appeal, especially when looking to sell their home. The interior looks of the home will never come into play unless you get buyers inside the door, thus the importance of the homes exterior appeal. Let’s face it, if the house looks like a hot mess on the outside what are people to assume the inside looks like. Exterior home improvements often allow you to get the biggest return on your investment, increasing the sale price of your home. In order to maximize your efforts where it counts we have established a list of exterior aspects to focus on during the renovation process.
Replacing your homes front door is a solid place to start when looking into exterior upgrades. Replacing the contractor grade front doors that are installed on most newer homes with a high quality, decorative front door can have a major impact. Take the addition of a new front door to the next level with the addition features to dress up the door such as a pediment and molding which offers a more substantial feel.
Along with a new front door, the porch area in itself is a large attention grabber. Some porch renovations include new lighting, fresh decking, the addition of a natural element such as manufactured stone, greenery, and seating can take a space from barely noticeable to a visual masterpiece. When thinking about a front porch most people contour up images of porch swings, rocking chairs, and wicker. It is an image of simplicity, relaxation, and family.
When it comes to exterior elements, your homes roof is one of the most important. Not only does your homes roof play an incredibly important role in protecting your home and family from natures harshest elements it adds to the energy efficiency of the home. If you have an older roof with leaks and general overall disrepair it is time to consider a new roof. Installing a new roof with the help of a professional roofing contractor can help to ensure that new roofing technology is utilized, and energy efficiency is maximized.
Not only is lighting important to the interior of your home, it can also have a huge impact on the exterior. Exterior lighting be included by each entrance of the home as well as used strategically to enhance architectural features of the home and landscape. Increased lighting not only improves the overall look of the home, it increases the perception of safety. Exterior elements that will be in use throughout the year should have access to lighting. From backyard fireplaces to snowy driveways it is important to be able to have a visual of the area.
Learn more about Kearns Brothers, a full-service home improvement contractor servicing all of Southeast Michigan’s construction needs by visiting their website at www.kearnsbrothers.com or contact a remodeling expert at 888.355.6700.