Upgrade Your Home’s Appearance

There may be many legitimate reasons to move to a different home; you need to live closer to your job, or to the kid’s schools; you have outgrown the space, or maybe even because you cannot tolerate your neighbor’s pet llama. If you really love your home however, there are some things you can do to upgrade and make it more of what you want.

Evaluate

Make a list of things you want to change and collect photos showing examples of colors and styles you really like. Showing a contractor photo is easier than trying to explain what you want. Include things as small as getting a new mailbox, or as large as getting a new roof. Make sure to add cost estimates and prioritize projects by importance.

Start Outside

One of the best ways to change the appearance of a home is to change the façade materials. Brick, stucco and some siding can be painted, natural looking rock can be added to a chimney or pillars, or siding can be removed and replaced with a more updated material. Beef up or add some pillars to the front porch. Replace that big front window or door with something more eye-catching and stylish. Maybe you even need a new roof. For exterior remodeling Denver CO homeowners often use a skilled contractor for best results.

Seamless Style

Passing from an attractive, updated exterior into a weather-beaten interior can be discouraging. As you make changes, make sure to stay in a similar style and color palette inside and out. If the home is modern on the outside for example, avoid going country on the inside. Again, make a list and start with larger projects, such as flooring, first.

Your home can be a source of pride and bring increased happiness, but it does take work and planning. Make a good plan so that your work can be cohesive and before you know it, you can have a better than new home.

David Curry

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