Does the outside of your home look a little stale and faded? Even if the siding isn’t peeling and the roof shingles aren’t chipping off, the curb appeal can still be a little lackluster and in need of a boost. Improving your home exterior will help you to see your home in a new light, add home value, and maybe even offer benefits to your home’s interior through insulation and energy efficiency. Need help to give your home’s exterior the facelift it needs? Here are our tips to improve your home exterior.
Wash Or Repave Your Walkway
Your walkway might not be the biggest eye-catcher when it comes to your home’s exteriors, but it is important for guests who come to visit. If it’s uneven, or if it’s not very clear, it could be potentially hazardous for them. If your walkway has faded in time, you may want to repave it or update it. You can add lights so that guests can see their way in the dark, or you could pressure wash your walkway after autumn and winter in order to fully clear it off.
Get A New Front Door
Your front door, on the other hand, is something that often draws the eye. It’s the centerpiece of your porch and the front of your house. It’s often one of the first places that your guests or neighbors spot. A big red entry door is popular, as is a stately wood (or wood-like in appearance) door. But you also want to make sure you get a sturdy, energy efficient entry door that holds up for years to come, even in the harshness of Illinois winters. That’s why Mainstream Home Improvements only offers doors from a top notch entry door company like Therma-Tru.
Add New Windows
New windows will not only refresh your view of the home from the outside, but will offer you splendid outdoor views from the inside. It’s best to add windows in a variety of styles so that your home exterior doesn’t look too uniform and cookie cutter. Bay and bow windows can make a grand statement, while double hung windows suit just about any home. Picture windows are great for aesthetic and energy efficiency purposes, as they offer the views without opening and letting in drafts. New windows will flood your home with light, and they’ll add dimension to your curb appeal, as well.
Need help boosting your home’s exterior? Contact Mainstream Home Improvements today for more information or a free estimate to get started.