There are several different ways you can go about increasing the value of your home. From your roof to your front yard, the number of ways you can raise your home’s value is varied. Here are a few exterior design trends you can use to boost your home’s value and curb appeal.
Install a Durable Roof to Up the Value of Your Home
Making sure you have a durable roof is extremely important when it comes to increasing the value of your home. You can achieve this by installing a quality roof underlayment as well as adding durable shingles. A good roof underlayment is the best way to protect your roof from potential damage from wind, debris, and moisture. Not only will it provide extra insulation, it will also add a level of durability that will have an impact on your homes overall value.
Vinyl cedar shake shingles are another way to add value and durability while arguably increasing curb appeal as well. With all the beauty of natural cedar and none of the durability or cost-related drawbacks, vinyl cedar shakes make for a perfect choice.
Use Mixed Materials
Sometimes the best way to get ahead is to mix things up. Rather than going with a uniform, mono-color exterior, try using mixed materials. By mixing up materials and styles, you can easily create a fresh, unique look that is sure to boost your value. Brick with durable siding is just one of many options here. Don’t be afraid to get creative. Incorporate shutters and other accents as well to give the exterior of your home some extra detail.
Create a Welcoming Entrance
Curb appeal is everything when trying to boost your home value. The entrance to your home is the first thing people see when they arrive, so it’s important to make a good first impression. Update your old door with a new, modern one, preferably with a large window. A stunning, creative knocker can do wonders for a front door. Put a new coat of paint on your front porch or remodel it altogether, anything to create the most welcoming atmosphere you can for your entryway. Add simple decorative items such as a welcome sign or potted flowers as a final touch.
Invest in Landscaping
The key to upping your home’s value with landscaping is to keep it simple while boosting curb appeal. Sure, an in-ground pool in the backyard will do the trick, but why spend all that money when you could get close to the same effect with simpler projects. A few nice, clean trees with some basic landscaping around them like a stone barrier with wood chips, for example, can go a long way.
Other options include a new mailbox, a simple flower garden, or a winding stone path to your front door.
Simplicity is Key
Exterior design trends are one of the easiest ways to get a quick boost in terms of home value. By using some of the methods included in this article, you can get the improvement you’re looking for while boosting curb appeal as well.
Guest post by Matt Lee.