Kansas City Exterior Renovation
If you live in an older home, you may want to focus your renovation plans on the exterior. Over time, after years battling the elements, a house’s exterior elements can suffer damage and appear dated.
Here are some ways to make the most of your exterior renovation project.
Good Return on Investment
Of all the renovation projects, a number of exterior renovations promise an excellent return on investment. For example, replacing siding and upgrading exterior doors and garage doors typically reward Kansas City homeowners upon resale.
Often, when the exterior ages, the home is no longer airtight. That means your home isn’t energy efficient, which will cause your heating and cooling bills to be higher than they need to be. Look into replacing your windows and doors.
The Value of Curb Appeal
Restoring your home’s curb appeal enhances your love for the home and its value to buyers. Prospective home buyers will view your home and judge it before they even set foot inside. Many will decide if they are interested and how much they are willing to pay from the roadside.
Get top dollar by creating an inviting outside appearance for your home. Communicate to buyers and guests that your home is up to date and well loved.
Maintenance and Repairs
Your exterior renovations may be just about maintenance and repairs.
At a minimum, you should be should be re-painting the exterior of a wood siding or stucco home every 3-6 years, and you should hire a reputable local Kansas City painting companies to make sure they check for wood rot and caulk & seal your windows properly.
Many structural components, like your roof, for instance, have a limited life span. When shingles become loose, your roof will leak, causing water damage to your home’s interior. Weather may also damage siding, which will need to be replaced eventually as well.
Make sure that your eavestroughs are in good condition and install new ones as needed to ensure that water flows away from your house.
Pick Your Season Wisely
Given that your renovations will be done outside, you’re better off doing your project when the weather is favorable. It might be difficult (or impossible) to do your exterior work in the frigid temperatures of winter.
Building Space for Outdoor Living
What’s better than spending time with your family in your own backyard? Almost everyone wants a great outdoor space to relax in.
Treat your outdoor space like a room and sketch it out. Is it simply a deck for relaxing? Do you want an outdoor kitchen? Is there ample seating for guests? How about landscaping?
Just because your outdoor space doesn’t have walls, that doesn’t mean it’s not an important area for your home.
The Finishing Details
Decor items aren’t limited to the interior. Choosing window shutters, door hardware, striking light fixtures, columns, or even mailboxes can really make an impact.
If you don’t have the budget for a full renovation, a fresh coat of paint can work wonders. You can paint siding and instantly make your home look more appealing. Put a bold color on your front door or garage door to make a statement.
Planning ahead and making a checklist will make your job go smoothly. Contact us today for more information on starting your next remodeling job.