There’s a good reason why many homeowners focus their home remodeling efforts on the interior of the home. A quality interior remodel or renovation is something you can enjoy for years to come. Not only does it make your home more functional and attractive, it can significantly improve market value over time.
But exterior renovations are also worth serious consideration. They may not increase functionality inside your home, but they add curb appeal and market value to your property. Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future or simply want to feel better about the appearance and stability of your property, first impressions can be powerful. A lasting and professional improvement to the outside of your home is one of the most rewarding renovation projects you can undertake.
If you’re considering exterior renovations to your home, but aren’t quite sure where to start, here are four possibilities with a high statistical probability of homeowner satisfaction.
1. Landscaping Work
The nice thing about landscaping renovations is that a little work can go a long way. It’s certainly possible (and in many cases, desirable) to give your exterior landscaping a full professional makeover. But if your budget doesn’t permit larger-scale renovations, there are plenty of DIY options for improving the landscape around your home. Sometimes just removing clutter, cleaning rock beds, or trimming unsightly growth can make a huge difference.
2. Roofing & Gutters
This is one of those home improvement areas that is highly functional and beneficial to the stability and durability of your home. At the same time, a new or improved roof and gutter system adds curb appeal to your home and contributes to a growing market value. Your roof may simple need new shingles; or it may be time to go deeper and replace the roof altogether. Gutter technology and materials have also improved in recent years, meaning that upgrades last longer and work better.
3. Fresh Paint
Exterior painting is something that many homeowners enjoy doing themselves. Others want the finest professional paint job available, and look to a home remodeling contractor for great results. Either way, choosing a quality paint and a color that fits your home is important. After all, the exterior color of your home is one of the first thing people notice from the street, whether they are prospective buyers or guests.
4. Windows & Doors
Some homeowners don’t realize just how big a difference new windows and/or doors can make. These aspects of your home’s exterior are arguably as important as the paint or siding you choose. Refreshing/upgrading your windows and doors is a great way to chance the face of your home with a modest investment.
Getting the Results You Want
Exterior home renovations are an exciting prospect, from minor projects to full-scale efforts. However, the designs and plans you come up with are only the first step. In order to bag the results you really want, it’s important to proceed carefully with DIY projects. If you’re calling in a professional home remodeling company, make sure you thoroughly research the contractors available in your area and choose one that is both reputable and experienced.
Good luck with your exterior renovation efforts, and please feel free to comment!