Whether you’re looking to sell or just like the look of a luxurious home (who doesn’t!) curb appeal is the name of the game. It’s a two-word phrase that broadly describes how attractive your home’s exterior is.
While sprucing up your yard and the like might seem rather simple at first glance, curb appeal is subjective, and it can take a little bit of trial and error to get it down. We’re here to remove a bit of the “error” part.
Read on for some ways to get your home looking great in both your eyes and those of the passerby.
Curb Appeal Is Personal, so Follow These Broad Tips
The hardest part about making a home with curb appeal? The subjectivity. Everyone and their mother has individual opinions about what looks good—and what doesn’t—on a home, and as the old adage goes, it’s impossible to please everyone.
Our advice: focus on pleasing yourself first; after all, you’re the one who lives in the place! If you’re looking to make an impression on top of that, though, consider the following options:
Who doesn’t like a little landscaping? So long as you’re respectful of anyone in the house with allergies, window boxes and mulched arrangements can be a wonderful thing.
You’d be shocked how far a little extra elbow grease can go.
A New Patio Door
This part of your home is subject to a fair bit of attention; any visitor, potential buyer, or real estate agent will get a good look at it as they come up the driveway. A new patio door installation can thus do quite a bit to help your home make a great first impression.
When it comes to curb appeal, go big or go home! If you’ve been on the fence about having some major work done on your home, boosting curb appeal can be the excuse you’re looking for.
Alright, so it’s obvious a little refreshing is curb appeal’s best friend, but what if you want to make the most out of the major renovations just talked about? What specific overhaul is going to definitely leave your home dazzling?
Again, that’s subjective. As roofing contractors, siding contractors, and deck builders, let us drop in our two cents.
A New Roof Provides Major Curb Appeal
The structure over your head does a lot more than make your home look pretty from afar. A properly installed roof stops all sorts of nasty problems, such as:
- Mold invasions
- Soggy and inefficient insulation
- Electrical fires as a result of leakiness or excessive humidity
However, if you’re looking to boost your home’s curb appeal, a new roof could very well be the answer. Check out your neighborhood and research local real-estate trends to see if your home is behind the times, or use homes of similar architectural style for inspiration.
If your roofing is missing shingles, though, it’s definitely time for a do-over, or at the very least roof repair. Not only does this drag your home’s appearance down, but it also could open the door for the three hazards we spoke of above.
Seamless Siding Can Be Downright Show Stopping
Looking to make a massive impression? Changing your seamed siding to a steel and seamless version could be just the ticket!
With a sleek and polished appearance, seamless steel siding certainly makes your home stand out. Plus, it’s available in a wide variety of colors and textures. You don’t need to make your home look like an industrial-district pole barn!
With seamless steel siding, you’ll not only wow the neighbors—you’ll also reap the following functional benefits:
- Unparalleled strength
- Stalwart protection against insects and mold
- Low-maintenance and worry-free performance
Is a New Deck in the Cards?
Few things do Minnesotans love more than a deck. It’s the perfect space to sunbathe, grill out, and soak up that precious vitamin D.
Because it’s such a coveted fixture, especially on higher-budget homes, the very presence of a deck can let your home grab the limelight, but it’s even more of an attention-grabber if..
- It’s well-built
- It uses quality materials for the railings
- It makes use of the space it overhangs
Luckily, with the help of Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors, your new deck will fit all three of those bills! We’re not only top-notch deck builders, but we also specialize in all the “add ons” that are only seen with the most luxurious and envy-worthy of decks.
Contact Tony’s Lifetime Exteriors and Send Your Curb Appeal Sky-High
From decks to roofs to siding, our nearly entirely in-house team can do it all—and, since we opened our doors in 1973, we’ve committed ourselves to nothing less than quality. If you’re ready for the exterior of your dreams, give our Sauk Rapids location a call at 320-252-9086.