Quarve Contracting
Tuesday 3 June 2014

Minneapolis MN Exterior Remodeling: Boosting the Curb Appeal of Your Home

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If you were to look around your neighborhood at night, think about which houses stand out and why? Which ones are more likely to sell if it were you purchasing them? A lot of the homes that you choose probably have beautiful landscaping, the right lighting, the siding looks great and the home is well maintained on every level from roof to windows and in between. If the home has a pleasant, updated feel to it then this is the house that speaks to you. Does your home do that for other people when they drive by? The first thing you should do is evaluate your home. You should make sure to walk out to the road and take a long, hard look at what it looks like. Think about any repairs that need to be done or anything that is out of place. What can you do to fix these things? You want to provide curb appeal that speaks to people. Some of the Smaller Fixes You're able to do a handful of smaller fixes that can make the home look more inviting. You're able to add a fresh coat of paint to the front door or even replace it. Replacing the hardware to the door can also make it stand out more than it currently does. Clean the blacktop and walkways throughout the yard, weed out overgrown weeds and anything else that stands out. You want to make sure it doesn't look overgrown and that it actually looks good. Don't stop washing there, continue to wash the outside of the home. Check for any repairs that need to be done to the siding and have those fixed. If the siding needs to be replaced entirely, spring might be a good time to start the process with a professional. Clean the windows and do the same that you did for the siding, make sure there are no problems with them. You can have them replaced or fixed and get more out of the energy bills that you receive each month. Pick up the yard and make sure that it is cut and fed and looks lush, green and full of life. Make sure to clean up the clutter and remove it. It is amazing how fast it can accumulate and how fast it is to remove it and make the home look more inviting. Some of the Bigger Fixes Make sure that the garden beds are in order by wedding, pruning and adding mulch. Winter can make them look pretty run down but this can be a fix that might take a whole weekend but if you set aside some time then they should be in good shape in no time at all. Lighting is one of the biggest things that you can do for your home to make it look more inviting. Not only that, but it can provide security during the night time when you're able to see the home lit up. There are many types of lighting that you can choose from and fixtures that are good to go with. Adding some art throughout the outdoors can add a personal touch such as windchimes, a bird bath or even a small fountain. You can have these things personalized or even just choose something that goes well with the look of your home. Some of the things that are much bigger than the rest might be some things that you do not think about since you need a professional to work with in order to have them done. Adding new siding to the outside of your home not only can improve the quality of life inside, but it can make the home look beautiful on the outside. Some of the siding choices such as James Hardie fiber cement or seamless steel can look beautiful, add a touch of elegance and also give you a lot to work with when it comes to design and style choices. The rain gutters and downspouts should be repaired, replaced or just cleaned out. These can make a difference on how your home looks. Here at Quarve, we are able to provide you with the beautiful siding that you're looking for in order to make your home stand out more. Boosting curb appeal can be easy to do with the right help behind you every step of the way. We are a Minneapolis and St. Paul MN exterior home remodeling contractor with many years of experience.