If you want your home to attract attention and leave an amazing first impression, you have to boost your curb appeal and bring something new and unique to the table. Luckily, there are so many easy and cost-effective ways you can improve your home’s exterior that you just have to choose a few that fit your home and get to work. Plus, once you decide to sell your home, these improvements will leave your property with a nice price tag!
New paint job
Repainting your home’s exterior is one of the easiest, cheapest and most effective ways to improve your curb appeal and give your exterior a whole new look. This is a project you can even do yourself, but it’s always better to call pros that have all the necessary equipment and experience to give your home a perfect new paint job. Expect your expenses to go somewhere around $2,500 for a one-storey home with $1,500 for every additional storey.
New siding will also have an amazing effect, even though it will cost you more. However, if you really want to give your home a new look, consider getting fiber cement siding that is aesthetically pleasing, durable and fire-resistant, or replace your regular vinyl siding with foam-backed vinyl. Another way you can boost your curb appeal is stone veneer. This look is very popular right now and offers the best return on the money you spend! For instance, you can replace the bottom of your façade with faux stone siding or outline your entryway for a more subtle look. This will give you home character and an interesting detail that can serve as a focal point of your exterior.
New entryway doors
In order to properly welcome people into your home, boosting the appeal of your entryway is a must and the best way to start is with new doors. In the past few years, front doors are all about minimalism—think clean lines, simple design and attractive materials that give an elegant yet effortless look. Additionally, no matter the front door style, make sure to opt for energy-efficient models with good insulation that will help lower your energy waste and make your interior more pleasant.
Adding a cozy outdoor space to your home is a great way to improve your home’s appeal and boost comfort. In the past few years, as people have less contact with nature, homeowners started investing in their own patch of nature in their backyard and making it comfortable and attractive for everyday use. So, don’t hesitate to build your own patio this year. With only a few pieces of the light-weight steel frame, you can create an amazing construction that is durable, cost-effective and has many possibilities for finishing. If you want to use your outdoor space even in the winter, opt for encasing your patio in glass and even adding a romantic fireplace!
Improve the driveway
Remodeling your driveway will bring you a double benefit. Cracked concrete and potholes can make parking tricky and using the driveway unsafe (especially if it’s not well-lit). Plus, it can ruin your aesthetics and even let nasty weeds attack your driveway. So, by improving your driveway you can kill two birds with one stone. Opt for interesting paver designs or even choose colored concrete if you want to add interest to your property.
Another great remodeling project for your exterior is replacing garage doors. This investment can be a great energy-saving addition to your home besides boosting your curb appeal. Today, there are models with amazing insulation and even smart openers that allow you to control them with your phone. However, if your garage door is not in bad shape and you don’t want to replace it, you can simply refresh its look with some paint.
Of course, don’t forget about your greenery. Even the most attractive home will look neglected and off-putting if it’s surrounded by unkempt landscaping. So, replace your patchy lawn with some new turf, plant attractive shrubbery and flowers and even invest in designer pots and planters to decorate your entryway.
All of these exterior remodeling ideas will significantly improve your curb appeal and make your home more comfortable and functional. So, feel free to give them a try and enjoy your new and improved home.