Upgrading your home’s exterior doesn’t have to mean a complete makeover. A few basic home improvement projects can go a long way to creating a more welcoming home. You’ll appreciate the results every time you pull in the driveway!
Painting a home’s siding and trim is one of the most effective ways to spruce up its look while also adding protection from the elements. Change up the color, experiment with a new accent trim color or just add a fresh coat. A faster and less expensive option is to change up the color of your front door.
While not a do-it-yourself job, masonry restoration can make stained or damaged concrete, stucco and brick look like new. Masons also apply sealants to fill cracks and gaps and protect against water damage to your structure. Most projects can be done without major interruption to your routine. This could also be a good time to add a deck, outdoor fireplace, fire pit or walking path to your outdoor living area.
Resurfacing the Driveway
A well-maintained driveway can make an inviting first impression, while a neglected one is an eyesore even if your home is in great condition. Experienced contractors can now resurface concrete in a wide range of patterns, styles and colors to complement your exterior décor. If you have an asphalt driveway that is showing cracks, it’s easy to give it a facelift yourself by applying a fresh coat of sealer.
Never underestimate the power of a well-kept lawn. Prune back those overgrown shrubs, add mulch to garden beds, and coordinate plant colors to complement exterior colors or another color in the landscape. Many landscape designers and lawn care companies offer a free initial consultation if you need inspiration.
Trade in old, drafty windows for energy-efficient models that swing in for easy cleaning. Upgrading to windows with the ENERGY STAR® rating can reduce your utility costs by more than $300 per year, which means savings as long as you own your home.
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