Quarve Contracting
Monday 20 May 2019

Minneapolis Remodeling Tips: Exterior Home Renovations That Make a Difference

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Now that spring has finally arrived here in the Minneapolis area, you've probably noticed your neighbors out doing things in their yards and fixing up the outsides of their homes. Have you considered any exterior home remodeling to give yours a fresh, new look?

Not many homeowners know this, but when the time comes to make the changes, they will see for themselves just how great the changes can be. Read on to find more about the exterior changes that can be made and learn what you can do to boost your curb appeal, enhance your home's energy efficiency, and more.  Some of these changes are easy, while others like a roof replacement are a bit more involved. 

Change Your Home's Exterior

Closeup of two home windows with shutters and flower boxesAccent Your Windows: Adding shutters to windows might seem like such a small thing to do, but it completely changes the look of the home. You can take it a step further, by adding flower boxes like the owner of this home did.  If you install these accents once you replace the older windows with newer more energy-efficient windows, it is a bonus for everyone. You get great curb appeal while you're lowering your energy use!

Replace Your Exterior Doors: The front door is a focal point on a home. When the time comes to replace it, you want to go with something that looks beautiful and stands out . If you go with something that is bolder than what you had before, this is surely going to be something that people notice.  Front doors in a striking, vibrant color seem to be a major trend the past couple of years, and it definitely draws your attention to a house.  And choosing more energy-efficient models will help with your utility bills. 

We are proud to install Mastercraft® entry and patio doors that are EnergyStar rated, your assurance that you can cut down on heating and cooling loss around your door openings when you have them installed.

Exterior of home showing landscape lightingLight Things Up:  Exterior lighting such as sconces flanking a front door or a pendant hanging over the entryway not only add beauty to a home but also make it more secure.  Would-be burglars tend to avoid well-lit homes. And you can make yours even more attractive and secure by adding landscape lighting, such as uplighting placed in the flower beds around your foundation.  This type of lighting can illuminate otherwise dark areas as well as highlight certain features of your home.

Choose New Roofing:  Your roof is definitely something that you need to think about. Is it doing its job protecting your home, or is it in sad shape? Will it stand up to the next Twin Cities severe hailstorm or harsh winter? By replacing the roof on the home that you currently have, you’re helping the inside stay comfortable and you’re also giving the outside of the home a facelift that it might need. We offer several types of roofing, but our specialty is long-lasting, beautiful steel roofing.  It's available in a variety of styles and colors. 

If it's time to make some changes to the outside of your home, it's important to work with a licensed professional Minnesota home improvement company. We'd love to talk with you about your ideas and see if we can help you transform the exterior of your home this summer!