In a previous blog post, the Albany roofers at Infinite Roofing & Construction gave you tips on ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. In this blog, we’ll continue with more tips to make your home the most handsome one on the block.
Have custom curbing and paving installed.
Even with a beautiful lawn, plants, and trees, your curb appeal might still be a little rough around the edges. Custom curbing and edging provides your yard with smooth, defined barriers between your plant beds, sidewalks, and lawn, and give your outdoor space another dimension of design depth and personality. Plus, the added craftsmanship that comes with curbing and edging will only do favors for your resale value.
Build a front porch or archway.
You can see it now: it’s a perfectly warm summer evening, and you’re sipping on a cool and crispy lemonade/iced tea/soda/beer/water as the sun sets on your neighborhood. You pick up where you left off in your favorite book, and bask in how quiet and peaceful your neighborhood can be in the evening hours. If you have a front porch, you have the perfect place to enjoy these summer evenings. But if you don’t have a front porch, you’ll be just another guy sitting in a trashy lawn chair on your front lawn.
Adding a small front porch, or at the very least, a decorative archway, turns your front entry into a spectacular focal point for your front yard, giving you a curb appeal boost at a reasonable price. Plus, you’ll be able to make good use of this livable outdoor space for years to come.
Replace your doors and windows.
It’s not the sexiest of home improvements, but replacing your doors and windows improves your home on multiple levels. First, new doors and windows instantly make your home look newer, as the edges of windows and doors can be the first parts of a home to show signs of age. Second, new windows and doors that are Energy Star certified can save up up 15 percent per year on your energy bills by regulating heat from the sun that enters through your windowpanes and ensuring your home retains precious HVAC-conditioned air.
Plus, replacing your front door has its design perks as well. Buying a new front door or repainting your old one with a bold color could be the final touch you need for a daring and stunning front yard design, but it’s not overwhelming in a way that could scare away potential homebuyers. Worst case scenario—if you or potential homebuyers don’t like the bold color choice, you can always sand and paint the door again for a more palatable look!