Curb appeal refers to the visual attractiveness of a property as seen from the street or “curb.” It is the overall aesthetic appeal of a property’s exterior, including the landscaping, architecture, and general condition of the property. Improving curb appeal can increase the value of a property, make it more attractive to potential buyers, and boost the overall pride of homeownership. Curb appeal is important for both residential and commercial properties as it can make a great first impression on visitors, tenants or customers.
How to increase curb appeal? Here are exterior renovation ideas:
- Add a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of the house.
- Plant colorful flowers and shrubs in the front yard.
- Install new house numbers, a door knocker, and a door mat.
- Replace old hardware such as doorknobs and light fixtures.
- Add a new mailbox and post.
- Install new windows or repair old ones to improve energy efficiency.
- Install new siding or brickwork.
- Add a front porch or deck.
- Install outdoor lighting to highlight architectural features.
- Create a walkway or pathway to the front door using pavers or natural stone.
When working with a contractor on an exterior renovation project, it’s important to follow these steps:
- Research and select a reputable contractor: Check online reviews, ask for references, and verify that the contractor is licensed and insured.
- Get detailed estimates and contracts: Make sure that all aspects of the project, including materials, labor, and a timeline, are clearly outlined in a written contract.
- Communicate clearly: Clearly communicate your expectations and desired outcomes for the project to the contractor, and establish a clear line of communication to address any issues that may arise during the renovation process.
- Understand the permitting process: Certain exterior renovation projects may require building permits. Consult with your contractor and ensure that they are familiar with the permitting process and are able to obtain the necessary permits.
- Monitor progress: Regularly check in on the progress of the renovation, and address any issues or concerns as they arise.
- Make final inspection and payment: Before making final payment, perform a thorough inspection of the completed work to ensure that it meets your expectations and complies with any building codes.
It’s important to remember that working with a contractor requires a level of trust, communication, and collaboration to ensure the best outcome for your exterior renovation project.
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