First impressions go a long way toward cementing how people feel about you – and your home. Much like wearing a great outfit to a job interview can give you a leg up when it comes to hiring, focusing on your property’s curb appeal can make a huge difference in how both visitors and passersby perceive your home.
You don’t have to break the bank to update the look of your house, however. Here, we take a look at five of the top ways to boost your home’s curb appeal without blowing your household budget.
Your home’s entry door and porch – or stoop, in some cases – give guests a first glimpse of your style and what to expect when they step inside your house. If your current entry door and porch decor don’t reflect your decorating tastes, spend some time sprucing up this area for the current season. An inexpensive way to completely change the look of your entry is to paint your front door a bold new color like bright blue or yellow!
If you are looking to do a relatively major exterior overhaul, you may want to consider repainting or residing in your house. While this is more expensive than the other projects on this list, it is a surefire way to boost your property’s curb appeal. Furthermore, newer cladding products like high-end vinyl siding and fiber cement boards ultimately pay for themselves due to their energy efficiency.
Homeowners don’t often realize just how far new windows can go regarding making their houses more aesthetically pleasing. Whether your existing windows are just getting older or they’ve sustained some damage, brand new windows can bolster your curb appeal and provide you with a residence that is instantly more energy efficient.
No matter where in the United States you live, adding plants to your outdoor entry is a great way to bring it to life (literally!) If you aren’t sure which plants are best for your home’s exposure and the amount of shade your porch or stoop gets, visit a local garden center and ask plenty of questions before making your purchase.
One of the best ways to welcome people to your house is to have a comfortable seating area on your front porch. Even if you only have a slight stoop, you can find a couple of stools that fit your home’s aesthetic. Nothing says “sit down and stay awhile” like a well-designed outdoor living space.
If you’re ready to upgrade your home’s curb appeal, we’re here to help. Our team of experts at Oceanside Exteriors can assist you with your roofing, siding, windows, and more! Contact us today to learn more about all of the exterior renovation services we offer. Give us a call at (207) 310-7659 or fill out our contact form!