They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Enhancing the exterior of your home presents potential buyers with a beautiful and appealing first look, helping you secure a buyer for your home.
Your home may just need some touch-up enhancements, or you may need more intensive renovations to improve your home’s curb appeal.
The big stuff
Your home needs a functional roof to protect the structure as well as your family and belongings. While most roofs are built to last decades, you may want to have your roof inspected. Once you know the state of your roof, you can choose to replace or repair your roof.
If you need to replace your roof, you can choose from a wide range of roofing shingles, including asphalt shingles that come in a wide variety of colors, the increasingly popular metal roof, tiles, or slate.
Similarly, if the siding on your property is showing its age or has been damaged by a storm, you can choose between repairing or replacing it. If you’re ready to make an investment, do some research into what style of homes are popular and choose new vinyl, wood, or brick or stone veneer siding. And don’t forget the trim. The little details can make a big difference in the aesthetics of your home.
Windows and doors
Your windows and doors, including your garage door, have a significant impact on the appeal of your home. Make sure to replace any broken windows or doors. If any of your window or door frames are starting to warp or showing signs of decay, you should have them repaired or replaced.
However, you don’t need to spend a fortune to improve the aesthetics and appearance of your home.
Easy DIY Enhancements
If your home is in good repair, you may benefit from power-washing your siding and doors or having a window cleaning company clean the outsides of your windows. You can also freshen up your home’s appearance by repainting or staining your garage door and front door. A bright color that accentuates the siding and roofing of your house can help your property make a great first impression.
Also, make sure that all of your outdoor lighting is in good working order. Replace any bulbs and make sure your lights are clear of dust and cobwebs.
You may also want to replace your outdoor lighting with dual lamps on either side of your door to create a symmetrical appearance to your entryway. Replacing your house numbers can also update the look of your home.
A beautiful, well-manicured front lawn also goes a long way to enhance your home’s appearance. Make sure that your grass is even and neatly trimmed. Trim any hedges or bushes for a tidy appearance and fill your flower beds with easy to care for seasonal flowers and plants.
Consider your home as a potential buyer. Ask yourself what’s appealing and what detracts from your property’s appearance. Fix what you can and talk to a professional about renovations. The team at Trusted Veterans Restoration are local craftsmen who have years of experience in repairing and renovating homes to increase their aesthetics and their value.
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