About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
If you have done a lot of work to the inside of your home to update it but the outside is still an eyesore, it's time to make some changes. Making the exterior of the home match the interior will provide a lot of benefits, and you don't have to redo everything at once.
There are a lot of small things that you can change, but starting with the siding is a great idea. Here are a few things to consider when you're ready to make a change.
Fiber Cement Siding
Fiber cement siding is a great investment for the home. You're going to get siding that makes the house look new and modern, and the siding will act like a layer of insulation protecting the house to keep heating and cooling costs down. The siding isn't going to split, get warped by water, or get damaged by weathering over time. This is a very reliable product that you can trust to last on the home up to 100 years. Contact a local outlet, such as Side-Pro, Inc., for further assistance.
The door of the house often shows the age with the design, hardware, and wear and tear. A new door doesn't just make the exterior of the house look modern and welcoming, but you can also get a door that is much safer than the one you have now.
Choose a door with a steel kick plate in the middle to prevent people from kicking the door in, and an option that has a deadlock. You should also avoid doors with windows by the door handle, so someone can't break the glass and reach in to unlock the door. Brass nickel and stainless steel hardware choices are sleek and stylish.
Add or Replace Shutters
If you have light siding, adding bold dark colored shutters is going to add some style to the outside of your home. Those with dark siding may want to choose a bright color that will pop. It's also ideal to match the shutters to the front door of the house. This can make your house look new, and you can't paint old shutters if they are still in good condition.
You don't have to be embarrassed when people pull up to your house because the outside isn't as nice as the inside. Instead, you'll want to make these three changes and enjoy how the house looks while improving the property value at the same time.Share
8 January 2016