Homeowners will often look to the exterior of their homes to improve the likelihood of a quick sale, but curb appeal isn't just an idea to discuss when selling a home. Exterior remodeling can take many forms, from simple updates to dramatic makeovers. Here are some exterior remodeling ideas to get you started with your exterior home improvement project.
Add a Porch for Dramatic Curb Appeal
Not only can a porch add some usable space onto your home, but it can also provide some terrific curb appeal to your home. Homes built during the suburban housing boom of the 1950s often had a simple porch that was no bigger than the width of the front door.
Small porches are a practical addition to a home, but you can increase the curb appeal of the home with a wrap-around porch or one that adds some usable space to the house.
An article published with This Old House reveals the benefits of adding a porch to a simple Cape Cod house in Massachusetts:
"A huge porch, which is attached to a two-story addition that bumps out from the front of the house, added 300 square feet of outdoor living space. It also lends the home a cozy, farmhouse vibe, thanks to dark mahogany floors, vintage-style lights, slender rails and columns, and a fire-engine-red door."
Not only can a front porch add curb appeal to the front of the home, but some work done on the back porch (to upgrade it, remodel it, or add an entirely new one) can also improve the exterior appeal of the house.
Get Creative With Exterior Paint
Painting the exterior of your home is an excellent option because it's possible for your contractor or painting crew to finish the job relatively quickly, and it's also a simple option for updating the appearance of the house.
An article from Country Living on adding "charm" to the exterior of your home reveals that it's not just the overall color of paint you use to update the home:
"This 1875 Victorian sits on five acres in Sonoma, California. Its stunning windows are highlighted with dark paint."
Painting the door a dramatic color or updating the type of fixtures and trims around the windows and borders of the home can perk up just about any dull exterior.
One of the benefits of painting a house is that it's possible to "clean" up the exterior with fresh paint in a similar or identical color to what's already on the house, or it's possible to completely change the entire appearance of the house with a completely different color.
Why Choose Gettum Associates for Your Exterior Remodeling Project?
We're a full-service home remodeling company that can help you with every facet of your project, from design and planning to execution and completion. Let us bring our expertise in design and remodeling to help you create a dramatic and beautiful exterior for your home.
Call us at 1-317-542-3853 for more information on our services, as well as to discuss your kitchen project and how we can help.
Plus, if you're ready to get started on a renovation project, you'll want to download our guide: Seven Questions to Ask When Choosing a Remodeler in the Indianapolis Area.