With Summer coming on it’s the perfect time to start thinking about exterior updates and home improvement projects. Maybe you want more quality time with family and friends outdoors, some backyard improvements might create the perfects space to enjoy together. Or maybe you’re looking to simply refresh your home’s curb appeal before putting it on the market. Here are a few ideas that can make life at home more enjoyable while also adding both value and appeal to your property.
Add a Deck or Patio
In a hot climate, a deck or a patio are among the most desired backyard improvements. They create an outdoor space that’s easy to enjoy on a daily basis and great for entertaining.
You will probably want to build a deck if the door leading to it is significantly above ground level. On the other hand, if you are accessing through a near ground-level door a patio might make more sense. Whether you do a deck, that could be made of wood or other more weather-resistant materials, or a patio, which might be concrete or stone, the function is the same and opens up the possibilities for a variety of improvements and amenities.
A roof for a pergola is a great option, especially if you have a lot of sunny days, as it makes the area much more enjoyable and functional as well as adding definition and style. You could also add built-in seating or, more extravagantly, install a full outdoor kitchen.
A well-planned deck or patio is one of the top home improvements for increasing a home’s value as it has a return on investment as high as %80 and adds significant appeal.
Update Siding And Exterior Paint
If your siding is getting a little weathered, it might be time to replace it. One of the best modern building materials is fiber-cement siding, not only does it look great but it performs amazingly, far outlasting other options such as stucco or wood. Fiber cement siding is very rigid so it needs less maintenance and is termite-proof, resists moisture, mildew, and fire.
Fiber cement siding has a great reputation, looks great, and performs wonderfully, making it a worthwhile investment.
If the siding is in good shape simply freshening the paint on your house can make it look new.
When choosing your colors take into account any brick or natural stone areas that you don’t want to paint and use those as the starting point for your palette. It’s generally a good idea to stay with two or three colors for siding, trim and accents as using too many colors, elements and textures can take away from the style. To make your house stand-out try using a bold accent color, just be careful to balance it so it doesn’t overwhelm the colors of your siding and trim.
A freshly painted house looks great whether you’re selling or living in the home, it’s a great way to cost-effectively boost curb appeal.
If you’re not ready to tackle these projects all on your own, give us a call! We’d love to offer some tips, suggestions, and quotes on creating the perfect backyard to enjoy this summer.
Additional Resources and Tips for Homeowners:
- How to integrate outdoor living space into your home
- 6 Painting Mistakes Many Homeowners Make
- How to Find the Perfect Flooring for your home
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