First impressions are everything. Your home should give off a great impression before anyone even steps inside. If you are unhappy with the current state of the outside of your home, it may seem like an overwhelming undertaking to upgrade your exterior. Fortunately, the simple changes from exterior remodeling can make a huge difference in your home’s curb appeal.
The Importance of Curb Appeal
The exterior of your home is crucial whether you are planning to sell your home in the near future or simply because you want to like the look of your home. Just like maintaining the outward appearance of ourselves, giving the outside of your home a little extra TLC will pay off. On average, homes with upgraded and inviting exteriors sell for 7% higher price compared to regular homes.
Remodeling Ideas for Your Home’s Exterior
You don’t have to completely tear down and start from scratch when it comes to your exterior. We’ve listed five simple ways to upgrade the outside of your home to greatly improve your curb appeal.
Adding a New Front Door
Your home can see instant changes by simply updating your front door. This can be as easy as adding a new coat of paint or changing the color altogether. But, we love a drastic change to make a dramatic effect on the look of your home.
If you are looking to refresh your home and add modern touches, completely replacing your door with a vibrant and modern door with a pop of color will create your desired effect. We also love incorporating a texture or focal point, like a natural wood stained fiberglass door to contrast with the color of your home. Plus, a new energy-efficient door will help reduce your energy bills.
Replacing Your Siding
We all know that a fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home, but replacing or adding siding to your home with a new color can make your home’s exterior go from good to great. Many of our homes in North Central Florida are constructed with T1-11 siding. This siding is an inferior product that deteriorates rapidly in our climate and harsh weather conditions. Cement board siding products like Hardie Board Products can instantly update the look of your home, but also increase the efficiency of your home from within. Adding new siding creates depth and texture on the outside. If you paint or current siding has seen better days, then it’s definitely time for a refresh.
Remodeling (or Adding) a Porch
Here in the sunshine state, we have plenty of reasons to enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of our homes. Front porches add value to your home not only because of aesthetics, but also because of the usability you’ll get out of a porch. If you are looking to sell your home in the future, a front porch can be an added bonus to a future buyer.
You can choose to either remodel your current porch with new fixtures, upgraded features, and cosmetic changes. Or, you can choose to add a new porch altogether to elevate your home’s exterior. Either way, you’ll be able to enjoy your home even more while increasing your curb appeal.
Upgrading Your Windows
Windows may seem like a small part of the outward appearance of your home, but you can improve the look of your home while also increasing efficiency by simply upgrading your windows. If your windows are dated, adding new ones will instantly add a modern feel while buffering noises and sound transmission much better than your old metal-framed windows. You can also swap your current ones with energy-efficient options to refresh your home while being conscious of your energy bills.
Installing a New Roof
Lastly, your roof is a huge focal point for anyone that passes by your home. Missing, damaged, or discolored shingles draw your eye to an outdated roof. Not only is the functionality of your roof compromised in these cases, but your curb appeal is drastically reduced when you have an underappreciated roof.
Repairing or installing a new roof will instantly give your home a large positive focal point when looking at the exterior. Additionally, a new roof will give you a large return-on-investment if you plan on selling in the near future. Homeowners will love the fact they don’t need to replace their roof for many years. Check out our roofing division, McFall Residential Roofing for more information on our roof installation process.
Exterior Remodeling with McFall Builders
No matter how simple or dramatic of a change you want to make to the exterior of your home, McFall Builders can help you turn your house into the home you’ve always wanted. By upgrading the exterior, you can increase the value of your home while making it the home you love to live in.
Request a consultation today to get started on your remodeling project!