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Creative Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Your home’s exterior says so much about your home. For the people who drive by each day, it’s the only glimpse of your home that they have. Whether you have a small or large house, there are several methods you can use to spruce up your home’s curb appeal.  

Curb appeal is the term for how aesthetically pleasing people find the exterior of your home. Due to its importance in these areas, curb appeal is often discussed in renovations, landscaping, and real estate. 

The first rule of curb appeal is to maintain or refresh your landscaping and keep the clutter away from your home. Then there are the little things that you can do. You can add appealing lighting, replace your front porch furniture, or even painting your shutters or gutters. 

However, if you’re looking to do something more drastic, consider upgrading your home with siding, stone facade, roofing, or windows.

Investing In Your Curb Appeal

If you’re looking to do more for your home, you might want to renovate the exterior of your home. Renovations happen for many reasons, but most of the time, it’s to update or repair elements of your home that have seen wear and tear and are in need of replacement.

Spending money on your home’s exterior can help when it comes time to sell your home. As much as 75% or more of your investment is added to the resale value of your home, making investing in curb appeal a wise choice. 

When doing home renovations, consider going for something different instead of just replacing your old roof, siding, doors, and windows with the same color and type that were already used on your home. Here are some ways that you can change things up when you’re remodeling. 

Roofing

Changing your roof’s shingles and shingle colors can improve your home’s curb appeal. Luxury shingles can turn your home into a fairytale cottage or give it an old-world charm, while metal roofs can give it a modern feel. Looking for a drastic change? You can also add dormers to the second (or third) floor.  Color matters, too. Changing your roof from black to brown, or even a drastic shade of blue or red can coordinate with your home’s color. With more roofing colors and patterns available than ever, you have the chance to make a real statement with your roof’s color.

Siding

Siding has many options to change up your home’s curb appeal as well.  Whether you prefer vertical or horizontal siding, new colors and siding materials can change the way your home appears. Vertical sidings, for example, like board and batten, can give your home a more modern look. Siding isn’t the only way to upgrade your home. You can add accents of stone to your home with a stone facade. 

If your home is stucco, now’s the time to consider siding. Stucco is prone to moisture which eventually causes problems both on the outside and inside of your home. If you are looking for a stucco-like quality for your home, try James Hardie fiber cement siding. More durable than vinyl, it’s impervious to moisture, making it a good fit in areas that have had moisture.  

Like roofing, siding comes in a multitude of colors. Go beyond beige and white for a unique look to your home. Choosing a vibrant color will immediately improve your curb appeal.

Are you thinking of having both your siding and roofing remodeled? Learn which you should invest in first: roofing or siding.

Windows and Doors

Door and window replacements may not seem like they’d make a big impact, but a new front door can speak volumes about your home’s exterior. Your front door is the eyes to your home. Adding transom or sidelights can brighten up your interior while giving your exterior a facelift. You can also add exterior lighting that both beautifies and gives you more security around your front door. 

Windows, too, can do more than function as a replacement. Adding new styles and window grids to your home can change it from feeling like a colonial home to a craftsman-style or modern home. 

Replacement windows aren’t just white anymore. Consider black windows for an eye-catching alternative. And, when installing your windows, don’t forget shutters. They can accent your windows as well. Add window grilles to create a unique style for your home. 

Boosting Your Curb Appeal

Whether you need new windows, doors, siding, or roofing, or if you’re looking to spruce up an outdated exterior, renovations can make a big difference in the outward appearance of your home. Your home can make a statement in your neighborhood and increase the value of the property, all while improving your curb appeal. 

If you’re unhappy with the look of your home’s exterior, it’s time to give Volpe Enterprises, Inc. a call. With locations in North Wales and Malvern PA, we can help! Contact us today. 

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