The exterior style of your home is an essential part of what makes it valuable. As such, homeowners should put a strong effort into presenting a stylish appearance to improve the curb appeal of their home. From lawn maintenance to home color to new roofing and siding systems, there are a number of exterior updates you can consider to ensure that your home reaches its maximum value.
Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or just want a more unique, attention-grabbing style, here are eight exterior renovations that will boost the value of your home.
1) Install a New Siding System
There are several benefits to installing a new siding system. From an updated exterior look to better structural protection and more efficient hot/cold air regulation, new siding can go a long way in boosting the value of your home.
2) Add a New Coat of Paint
If your home siding can be painted, a new color can freshen up your exterior style. Presenting the best first impression will maximize the amount you can sell your home for – pick a color that will help your home attract the attention of potential buyers.
3) Install a New Roof System
According to Remodeling magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value report, a new roof adds $14,000 to your home value. With a wide variety of types and colors of roofs, you can update the look of the exterior of your home while maximizing its final sale price.
4) Consider Adding a Deck
Decks are a great investment, often letting you recoup more than 80 percent of your costs. When installing a new deck, use higher-quality materials like composite wood to increase its lifespan and work in unique features like a fire pit, benches or pergola to provide added value. A useful, gorgeous outdoor space can look very attractive to potential buyers.
5) Improve Garage Look, Functionality
Whether your garage is attached or detached, improving the look and functionality will add value to your home. Updating your garage doors, repainting the structure or replacing the roof can spruce up the curb appeal, while improving the utility of your garage.
6) Install New Windows
In terms of return on investment, new windows are one of the best exterior remodeling projects you can take on. According to the National Association of Realtors’ Remodeling Impact Report, a homeowner can recoup over 80 percent of the project cost in added home value for average-quality vinyl windows.
When it comes time to put your home on the market, landscaping can tremendously improve the curb appeal of your home, giving potential buyers the best first impression possible. As soon as someone pulls up to your home, the landscaping and other exterior elements will be the first thing they see. From lawn maintenance to gardening to tree and shrub trimming, a well-kept yard can increase your home’s final sale price by as much as five percent. Additionally, it may be wise to take a power washer around your home’s exterior to make sure it’s spick and span when it goes on the market.
8) Consider Your Neighborhood Style
Always be mindful of your neighbors. Look around your neighborhood — what color and shingle type are on the homes in the area? When it comes time to put your home on the market, you don’t want your home to stand out for the wrong reasons. Choose a shingle color that harmonizes well with the houses around yours as well as with the natural surroundings and your landscaping.
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Northface Construction is the leader in exterior home remodeling, rehabilitation and repair in the great state of Minnesota. We’re committed to boosting the visual aesthetic and functionality of your residential property so you can maximize your return on investment. Whether you need a new roof or siding system, storm damage repair or other contracting services, Northface Construction is here to lend a hand to each client we work with. Our small but dedicated team of experienced craftsman works with only the highest of quality materials. Let us know how we can help you improve the look of your home’s exterior and increase its value today.