Are there homes in your neighborhood that are lovely to look at and stand out from the other homes? This is called curb appeal. Adding curb appeal to your home is a great way to boost the value of your home. As a homeowner, an attractive and welcoming home exterior should be considered as much as the functionality and comfort of the interior. So whether you plan to sell your home or plan to stay and enjoy it for years to come, here are six ways to add curb appeal and value to your home.
Bring Your Homes Siding and Paint up to Par
Is your siding weathered or warped? Does it have mold or mildew build-up? Is the paint flaking or faded? Individually these problems may seem minor, but freshening up siding and paint on your home is one of the quickest ways to add value. Taking the time to have your siding power washed, damaged sections replaced and fresh coat of paint applied will transform your home from boring to beautiful in no time.
Window & Door Replacement
Windows and doors are a natural focal point of a home and can enhance curb appeal in a variety of ways. With so many different types and styles of windows and doors available, it's important to take the time to consider which is best for you. From modern fiberglass to traditional wood, each one features its own unique look and feel. So whether you want your home to seamlessly blend in with the neighborhood or stand out on your street, upgrading your windows and doors will beautify your home and increasing the interior comfort level.
Take Care of Your Roof
A moss-covered, damaged, or deteriorating roof can make your home look neglected and unwelcoming. Roof maintenance is also an important part of your home’s weather-proofing and insulation system. Going the extra mile to keep a clean and well-maintained roof can make all the difference in raising your home's appraisal value and giving it a facelift.
Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Spaces
From entertaining guests to relaxing outdoors, the added value of an outdoor living space is undeniable. Patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, or small backyard retreats, the options are endless! With popularity skyrocketing, it's no surprise that people are investing in converting or adding additional space for enjoying the outdoors.
Invest in High-Quality Exterior Lighting
High-quality exterior lighting will not only make your home more attractive after dark, but it will also increase safety and security. This is one of those small details that can have a big impact on your homes appearance and value.
Landscaping is a Must
Landscaping is one of the best investments you can make to increase property values and get a competitive return on investment. From trimming back overgrown shrubs and trees to mowing the grass and adding planters, the options for freshening up your yard are endless. However, we do recommend clearing out any clutter or fixing cracks in the pavement, before investing time/money into landscaping projects such as retaining walls, driveways, fences, playgrounds, and other custom yard elements.
You can enjoy a beautiful and valuable home this summer with just a little work! While all of these projects will help improve your home's curb appeal, some may be more important than others, depending on your home's current condition. If you're unsure where to start or need help assessing the necessary repairs, don't hesitate to contact our team here at Verum Construction for assistance.