A home’s exterior gives the first impression. Will the first impression be inviting? This is extremely important if you’re wanting to sell your home.
If you’re tired of seeing all the neighbors having a better curb appeal than yours, you can resolve that with some easy fixes. We’re in the home remodeling business, and we understand your needs and wants when it comes to your home, whether it’s the interior or exterior. Contact or email us today for an estimate!
Here are six tips on how to improve your home’s curb appeal provided by The Construction Group.
Do the Obvious Things First
We’ll start with the easiest tips first which can be done on a tighter budget and end with tips which might cost a little more but provide vibrant results.
1. Tidy & Update Your Front Landscaping
This can be a do-it-yourself job or a more detailed landscaper task. Create a low maintenance front yard if you’re planning to put your home on the market, or if you’re rarely home, you’ll thank yourself for establishing an easier routine.
Trim and prune any bushes and trees, remove weeds or dead plants, and mow the grass – or replace it with lower maintenance grass sod.
Add some floral foliage or a few evergreens to add interest. You can add fresh bark mulch to flower beds to make your landscaping look pristine.
If stone or brick borders your bed, consider cleaning and resetting any pieces that are soiled or dislodged. Upgrade the border to stone or a decorative cast concrete edging.
2. Clean the Exterior Windows & Gutters
Use a power washer to clean the mold or dirt on the exterior walls or siding. Clean the exterior of the windows with a water hose or appropriate window power washer with window cleaning solution attached.
Clean out the gutters. If you notice your gutters are damaged, call a professional contractor to replace them with seamless gutters
3. Repair Stucco, Loose Bricks, or Stones
If your exterior is covered with bricks but have a few loose ones, be sure that gets repaired. This could be a do-it-yourself task if it’s a minor job – a loose brick or two. However, you may want a professional to repair a larger job.
The same goes with stucco. If you see it cracking or falling into pieces, if you’re not an experienced do-it-yourselfer, get this fixed with an exterior home remodeling contractor.
4. Replace Your Siding With Newer Materials
Siding is often used in Minnesota homes because it acts as the first line of defense against all types of weather hazards. It also covers the joints in your house’s structure and adds another layer of insulation.
If your siding is cracked, damaged, or just looks dull, a new siding material or bolder color might just add that extra enhancement your home’s exterior needs. Popular siding materials include vinyl, steel, cement fiber, cedar, and LP Smartside.
5. Paint the House or the Front Door
Your home's front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Make a statement by painting your front door a pop of color or installing a custom door, then add a beautiful wreath for that personal touch.
If your home hasn’t been painted in the last 10 years, it might be time to repaint and give it a fresh look.
6. Replace the Look of Your Outdated Windows
Updated energy efficient windows are very noticeable from the street. We can’t say enough on how it visually enhances curb appeal to make it appear clean and new, not to mention, saves money on utility bills.
The Construction Group is Your Twin Cities Exterior Contractor!
Whether you’re about to sell your home, or just want to outshine your neighbors, The Construction Group can help you with your exterior endeavor! Look to us for expert siding and window installation.
We have expert contractors and installers for most anything you need, including roofing repairs and gutter replacement. Our professionalism and communication are second to none!
If your home suffered damage recently, we are storm damage specialists and have been helping Twin Cities residents restore their homes from severe weather for years. Contact us today!