How to transform the exterior of your home
Whether you’re considering selling your home or plan to stay for the long-term, first impressions are everything. The first thing you see when you arrive at someone’s home is the exterior of the home. Curb appeal is critical, and an exterior renovation can add tremendous value to your home.
Sometimes, it’s difficult to know where to start your remodel, or even what you should renovate. No matter your budget, here are the top 3 ways to upgrade your home’s exterior:
Just as the saying goes that “eyes are the windows to your soul”, it’s true that windows are the eyes of your home. By replacing and upgrading your windows, you change the personality of your home. Adding new windows, changing the size of the window openings, and even changing the shape of the windows can give your home the upgrade it needs.
Any home, no matter the design, can change styles just by having an exterior makeover. “Window shutters, molding around windows and doors, trim with backband and other exterior details can all add interest to exterior styles. And energy-efficient windows, new trim, gutters and siding can improve performance as well as aesthetic.”(https://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/4294100/list/5-pro-tips-for-the-best-home-exterior-updates).
Just ensure that all replacement windows comply with building regulations.
Add a New Extension
Small exterior alterations, such as adding a bay window or porch, can add character to your home’s exterior. However, adding an extension to your home can change its look and appearance entirely. Adding a single-story side, a two-story extension, or even a loft extension will not only change the look of your home, but it will add value to it as well.
Be sure that you do not sacrifice your outdoor living space by overbuilding on your lot. Although adding an extension can add value to your home, building a large addition to your home that takes away from spacious landscaping can actually decrease your home’s value.
Convert Your Garage/Construct a Carport
Garage conversions and carport constructions can dramatically alter the appearance of your home. Thousands of garages across the U.S. are either crammed full of junk, or remain empty, being underutilized. There are numerous benefits to converting your garage, including adding value to your home, creating extra living space, and deciding the specific purpose of your additional space. The more space you have, the more enjoyable your home will be.
Constructing a carport provides shelter for your vehicle against the elements. There are many advantages to building a carport. Carports deter burglars, as they are less likely to enter a carport if it’s built near your home. Also, carports can be used as additional space, a storage unit, or as a place to store motor vehicles such as motorcycles, trailers, and boats. Lastly, carports can be a selling point to prospective buyers if your home does not already have a garage. Although a carport is not a garage, homeowners can still have a place to park their vehicle or other modes of transportation.
Your home’s exterior is just as important as its interior. All Star Construction Inc are design/build contractors. They are also recognized for their exterior construction projects. Exterior renovations offer many benefits while creating the home of your dreams. So, go ahead and make the outside of your home match the personality and style of the inside of your home.