With Spring in the air, there’s no better time to get a jump start on your home improvement projects and prepare for warmer days. Whether you’re looking for a simple refresh or getting ready to sell, updating your home’s exterior creates an inviting setting while increasing your property’s value. Here are four ways Johnson Brothers can help you boost your curb appeal:
Update Your Front Door
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again, your front door sets the tone of your entire home. Replacing your old door with a newer one not only boosts your curb appeal but also increases your overall security. And, if you don’t feel like upgrading your entire front door, small changes to your current door can make a big difference. Without spending an arm and a leg, you can paint your front door; but be sure to choose a shade that complements other elements of your exterior.
Install New Windows
New windows come with both aesthetic and practical value and offer a handful of benefits like increasing your home’s value, decreasing your energy bills and of course, boosting your curb appeal. On average, residential windows last 15-20 years, so if you find your windows are much older than you, replacement may be the best option. If you’re simply sick of looking at your current windows, you can always take a lower cost route like replacing or painting the frame to add a pop of color/texture.
Add Accent Lighting
A great way to boost the entire atmosphere of your home is to add lighting fixtures or to replace current fixtures and bulbs. You’d be surprised by the difference carefully positioned lights make, not just as a style factor, but by being able to see at night too. Plus, extra lighting will make your home feel much more welcoming during those darker hours. Quality accent lights should withstand harsh elements and accentuate the appearance of your home both during the day and at night.
Upgrade Your Hardware
Although not always the first thing people notice when approaching your home, elements such as door handles, locks and knobs are the pieces that highlight your front door. Hardware is like the cherry on top of your home’s exterior decor and can be a quick and inexpensive way to enhance the appearance of your exterior. Another very simple way to add some style to your home is by updating your house numbers. A lot of homeowners don’t realize the impact this small change can have on the overall appearance of their home.
There are plenty other ways to boost your curb appeal beyond these four ideas such as transforming your landscape or adding some exterior decor. You might incorporate a stone or brick path surrounded by shrubbery, or if you want to keep it simple, front door decor can do the job on a budget. Whip out your favorite spring wreath, add some outdoor furniture or set up a few flower pots.
Whatever the size of your next home renovation project, Johnson Brothers can provide the parts and expertise to help boost your curb appeal this spring and beyond. Visit our Idaho Falls or Boise showroom for more information or a free consultation.