Looking to ramp up your home’s exterior allure and its resale value at the same time? With spring right around the corner, we have some ideas for you, using our many years of experience in exterior remodeling. Start by going outside and taking a good look at the exterior of your home. What do you like? What don’t you like? Does anything look worn, weathered or broken down? That will help you determine what needs sprucing up.
At Archway, we offer many types of exterior remodeling services that can aid in your quest for a better looking home. Here are some exterior design elements that will no doubt provide great curb appeal and value to your home for years to come.
Add a New Front Door
Available in a wide range of styles and materials, front doors not only provide a portal for getting inside and out, but can also add style and sophistication to your home. A really eye-catching front door can be just the thing to give a boring exterior some personality. Whether it’s sleek and modern steel or a beautifully detailed Craftsman-style door, it can quickly set the tone for the entire house.
Add a Front Porch
A well-placed and inviting front porch, formal portico or lavish canopy can be like a warm handshake that reaches out to greet guests and draw them in. A nice front porch provides comfort, beauty, and a gathering place for friends and family.
Add or Replace Siding
Vinyl, wood, fiber cement, stucco, stone, brick, metal and more can be used as exterior siding material on your home. Think about which type of siding makes the most sense for your home. Vinyl lap siding is very stylish and cost effective but it can buckle. Wood lap siding is costly and needs refinishing every few years but provides a beautiful wood look to your home. Fiber cement material is low maintenance and comes in many styles, but is a little pricier than vinyl.
Nothing says drab like an old roof that’s falling apart at the seams. Not only can a deteriorating roof be an eyesore, but it can also be unsafe. Replacing your roof adds style, beauty and safety all in one, while also adding value to your home. There are many types of beautiful architectural shingles to choose from to give your home a fresh look.
The same can be said for windows. Old, outdated, and worn out windows can be both an eyesore and a safety hazard. Replacing them gives your home a fresh look outside while providing comfort inside. Replacement windows come in many styles, shapes, sizes and colors and will breathe new life into the appearance of your home.
Cement, stone and pavement can all split and crack over time, so repairing or replacing damaged areas of your driveway can do wonders to liven up your home’s street view. There are many options for driveway styles, from stone mosaics to brick to asphalt and more.
Gutters are without a doubt an essential part of your home’s exterior, as they provide a necessary function. Unfortunately, most gutters tend to be quite ugly and lack style, especially if they are many years old. New gutters can be purchased in many different styles now to add some sophistication, color, and minimalist style to your home’s exterior.
Landscaping is like the cherry on top of the curb appeal sundae. Even a little bit of landscaping work can go a long way and add personality and beauty to your home. Imagine a nicely manicured front yard with colorful flowers and unique plants or bushes. That will not only get your neighbors talking, but it will give you a warm and fuzzy feeling every time you come home.
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