When it comes to owning a house, you have endless opportunities to make it your own. Many people love to decorate the inside of their home, but not many people take into account how much exterior decor can improve your curbside appeal. Outdoor home improvement projects can increase your home’s value in addition to raising your curb appeal. Below are five projects to consider when thinking about increasing your curb appeal in the neighborhood.
Repair & Restore Masonry
If you happen to notice the masonry around your home is starting to go or showing signs of age then it is time to contact a professional contractor. Using a contractor will ensure that your masonry will be restored or reinstalled to have it look like its original pristine look. The materials used for masonry, brick, stone or block, can all be restored with out taking away from everyday household activities. Repairs can protect your project from water damage, cracks and gaps that may have formed over the years.
In addition to restoring old masonry, you should consider installing new masonry additions to your home to increase value. Stone walls add great value to a home as well as increase curb appeal, in addition to adding a fireplace or outdoor living area.
Replace Or Resurface The Driveway
A well-maintained driveway can create an appealing first impression for those passing by and increase your homes value. Driveways with cracks in them with weeds sprouting through the cracks tend to diminish the appeal of a driveway and home. By replacing your existing driveways with a new concrete driveway can create a fresh updated look for our home. Stamped concrete allows for homeowners to be creative with a wide range of custom looks at an affordable price. Contractors should offer styles to complement your exterior decor of your house that is already in place. Offering options such as cobblestone, slate, sandstone and more.
Many driveways are made from asphalt if not concrete material. Getting your asphalt driveway resurfaced is important in maintaining the health of your driveway in addition to maintaining the appeal your home has. If you see any cracks or signs of settling you will need to have your asphalt resurfaced to prevent further damage.
Everyone knows of how much their mothers loved working in the yard or garden during the spring and summer. There is a good reason for that and it is the fact your lawn is an important factor when looking at the value of your home, especially your home’s curb appeal. A well kept lawn can beautify your home and enhance the charm it shows off. To go a step further, be sure to carefully pick accent plants, flowers and trees to add even more elegance and decor to your home.
This improvement project is one definitely to leave to a professional. Maintaining, installing or repairing chimneys requires experience in order to prevent fire hazards and other risks to your home. Over time, liners inside a chimney can deteriorate and brickwork can become dislodged. With New England’s unpredictable weather, we here at Deluca Masonry LLC have seen plenty of damaged brickwork in chimneys due to water damage from temperature changes. Chimney repairs are ones that should be handled at the first sight of wear and tear such as noticing any cracks.
The most popular and more affordable ways to increase your home’s value is by painting over your house. Changing the entire color, adding a trim or adding a new coat of color is a great way to increase the value of your home. Not only will it help your home it will help you seeing how fresh and new your home will look. One trick that a lot of homeowners do is painting their front door a new attention-grabbing color like red or green.