With the extra time at home this summer, you’ve probably caught yourself looking at your favorite rooms with a more detailed eye than usual. Whether it’s the long-overdue repairs that got your attention or the thought of finally having your dream home, we know we can work together to get the job done.
What to Improve?
Exterior upgrades are especially fun because they can be done affordably, often with the help of the homeowner. Start with the parts of the home that are most visible from the entrance; boosting curb appeal with common exterior improvements can gain as much as 70% of its original value, according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report. Continue with repairs and improvements that have the most personal value to you – which ones will help you have a more enjoyable summer at home, which will give your home the look that you want? Here are a couple of ways you can improve your favorite living spaces this summer, starting with the exterior of your home.
Fresh paint or siding
Give your exterior a brand new look with a few simple repairs. Replacing broken siding or shutters can freshen things up, as can a new coat of paint. Lean out your bedroom window and check your roofing as well: unless there’s a specific reason – like a severe storm – that calls your attention to it, it can become easy to neglect. This type of improvement can win you back 65% of its original cost and even lower your monthly energy bill in the process.
Improved outdoor lighting can go further than just lighting the way to your front door. Dual-side lighting, or in-ground LED lights along your path, can give you that added feeling of home security that you want; it’ll also allow for better sightlines throughout your yard and easier entertaining.
Adding a creative doorbell can give your front entry an eye-catching accent – it is after all, the first place guests look once they get to your door! And of course, functionally, it can more easily let you know if someone’s at the door then a knock, especially if you’re often in other parts of the home during the day. If you’re interested in a more high-tech option that also incorporates a camera and PA system, you may want to consider Ring – it gives you the ability to see who’s at your door and even speak to visitors all remotely through your phone.
A portico not only serves as an eye-catching addition to the front of your home, but it also guides guests to the front door and protects your porch from the elements over time. This will help you maintain the integrity of your front entry for the long haul.
A screened-in porch
It’s time you have it made in the shade! A screened-in porch can expand your available living space to the outside of the home. Particularly in the hot summer months or the cooler autumn ones where it’s not as easy to enjoy, this can be a great way to ensure that you have a few more options, with the comfort and flexibility of being able to regulate the temperature as you’d like.
Do you have exterior repairs or upgrades that just can’t wait any longer? Fill out the contact form or give us a call to get started!