After being bundled inside all winter, many Central New Yorkers take this time of year to clean and update their home. Large renovations and remodels can give your home a new look, but small projects can also be done to create or add curb appeal to your home. Whether your selling your house or staying there another 20 years – keeping up with home improvements and home updates can benefit the look and functionality of your home.
Small projects could include:
- Makeover your mailbox: Mailboxes should complement the home and, in some cases, may express the homeowner’s personality. Paint the wooden post to match the house’s exterior color, or add a flowering garden around the base. This will give the area an instant boost!
- Adding outdoor art: Choose water-resistant pieces that complement your home’s natural color palette – birdbaths, sculptures and wind chimes make good choices for outdoor art.
- Updating your gutter and downspout system: If you have an older gutter system you may notice peeling, rust spots, cracks or other problems that can cause your gutters to not work properly. Replace your old system with a new, gutter system that will not only look better, but will operate better during those rainy days.
- Creating symmetry on your home: Symmetry is pleasing to the eye – adding symmetrical compositions of light fixtures and front-door accents create welcoming entryways and boost curb appeal.
Thinking bigger? Try:
A new entry door system:
Your front entry door is the focal point of your home. Make a statement by replacing it with a colorful door and reflect on the home’s interior by adding a wreath or decoration.
Replacing your old entry door with a new energy efficient entry door will not only boost your home’s curb appeal, it will also help you save on heating and cooling costs.
Replacing old windows:
Older windows tend to have painted exteriors that peel and chip and can become difficult to open over the years. If your windows are old and failing it may be time to consider replacing them.
Replacing your old windows with new vinyl replacement windows will add a clean look to the exterior of your home and will make your home more energy efficient.
If you’re looking to enhance the curb appeal of your home, we can help! Our Design Consultants will work with you to help you choose the best products for your home.