There’s no shortage of television shows and websites dedicated to changing the home interiors–either for look or functionality or both. However, it’s worthwhile to take some time every few years and consider whether or not you’re still satisfied with the exterior appearance of your home. Curb appeal might be important for selling a home, but it’s also a critical element of your continued enjoyment of your residence while you’re living there. Here are a few ways you can update the outside of your home.
- New paint for siding and trim. The most obvious way to change the exterior appearance of your home is by painting or staining it a different color. Many websites provide examples of even interactive programs to help you see what a color combination will look like before you apply the paint to your home. Don’t forget to think about the color for your door, too. Many homeowners today are choosing bright or otherwise non-traditional colors for their front door to add a splash of color to their home.
- Replace siding. The materials on the exterior of your home are likely representative of whatever style was popular at the time your house was built. That leaves many houses in neighborhoods looking dated and old. Your local building supply store can help you review new options, from fiber-cement composite siding to brick or natural wood. Consider using multiple types of materials to give your home more texture and interest.
- Replace the roof. Even though roofing materials may boast 50-year lifespans, many begin to deteriorate long before that deadline. In other cases, the color or style of the roof no longer matches the materials or colors of the exterior walls. There are more types of roofing materials available today than ever. Aluminum roofs are an economical and durable option, while ceramic tiles add a distinctive style.
- Install new windows. The quality of windows has improved dramatically over the years. Today’s windows combine impeccable styling with weather guarding technology to make your home look great while keeping utility costs down. Windows can be a substantial investment, so ask your window company or home supply store about rebate programs in your area that may help you pay part of the costs of making your home more energy-efficient.
- Add window and door awnings. Window and door awnings keep rain, snow, and heat away from your windows and doors. While being functional solutions, window and door awnings add beauty and interest to your home. Awnings come in a variety of styles so there’s an option to match every style of home from traditional ranch to modern contemporary.
Are you considering changing the exterior appearance of your home with a fixed or retractable awning?
The best way to add awnings to windows, doors, or over patios is by contacting the professional team at Deluxe Awning Company. We’re a small family business that’s been serving Southern Oregon since 1982. From residential homes to large commercial buildings, our quality-crafted awnings protect local residents from sun, rain, snow, and hail throughout the region. Our team will come to your home to assess your needs and provide recommendations to meet your design style and budget. Give us a call or visit us in Ashland to get started creating your perfect outdoor space.