Home Exterior Renovation Ideas
When we hear the term “remodel,” we typically think of the inside of the house. But, remodeling the outside of your house has its advantages and is just as important as the inside. I’m sure you’ve already heard this one before… the aesthetic and functional improvements of an exterior remodel will add monetary value to your investment. Remodeling the exterior of your home also creates a great first impression on visitors. Your home’s exterior needs to match its architectural style, look good when viewed from the street, and protect your home from moisture and the elements. Here are some remodeling and renovation ideas that are designed to help make the most of your home’s exterior.
If you want to increase your home’s value and function at the same time, consider adding a front porch. Porches are listed as one of the additions most people would like to see on a home, providing not only a welcoming look to the façade, but also more outdoor living space as well.
Add a deck to your home, to extend living space and enjoy the outdoors with an area for dining, grilling or lounging. Not only will deck increase the value of your home, but a deck is the ideal outdoor space for entertaining guests. You can design your deck to enhance the existing qualities of your home. Build a deck that will complement the home’s existing shape and stain the deck the same color as the shutters. A sunroom is another addition that can be made to the side of the house that is usually a supplemental living area. Sunrooms typically can be closed off from the main part of the house with doors.
Your home’s windows play a very important role in your life. The best windows provide natural lighting, increase air flow, and make your house look great from the inside out. Modern windows offer better insulation, helping keep cool air in during the summer months and preventing heat loss during the winter. The right windows can also keep your home better protected from intruders. Windows are often considered the eyes of the home. If you have too few or too small windows on your home’s front, it can detract from its style, while keeping the interior dark as well. Consider enlarging your windows, simply changing the size and shape of your existing windows can add dimension to your exterior.
Using bold colored accents on the front door, shutter, trim or decorative wood work is the latest trend in home exterior. Look for colors that complement the rest of your home’s exterior, while still catching they eye and attention. You can never go wrong with off-white for the exterior of your home, or a yellow that screams “happy.” But just make sure you go with a pale shade of yellow. Fresh combinations like a light blue and deep aqua can enhance architectural elements. Or opt for a deep blue gray which gives off a nautical, serene feeling.
In keeping with natural trend, you can stick to a neutral exterior paint color such as taupe. Sticking with neutrals is a good way to play it safe, especially if you’re planning on putting it up for sale in the future. You can also try going for a lot of putty, warm taupe, and gray hues that blend in with natural surroundings. A cherry, lighthouse red will give your home both traditional and fresh feels. It’s a color that pops against any background, whether your home is nestled in trees or on a clean landscape outlined only by the broad sky.
Replace Your Garage Door
A new garage door can improve the appearance of your home and increase its value. Getting a new and modern door will also add to the curb appeal of your house. Modern garage doors are available in various colors, finishes and style. It can make your home stand out from other. Another advantage to replacing your garage door is it will provide safe storage by helping to protect belongings from adverse weather conditions. Also, if your new door is insulated and sealed, it will act as a barrier to water and air from assessing the interior of the garage.
Residential Swimming Pool
A pool can increase your property value. Houses with swimming pools tend to sell for more money than those without pools. Pools are also great for outdoor entertainment. Being able to invite people to a pool party can be a lot fun. Swimming pools are a great addition to any property, helping to create a space where you can have fun and stay active. Another great advantage to having a swimming pool is that swimming is a great exercise and staying shape will be easy.