With the summer months upon us, it’s time to turn our attention outward and focus on home improvement projects that can benefit the exterior of your home. Not only are these types of projects fun and exciting, but there are also many benefits including elevating your curb appeal and increasing security. So grab your sunscreen and some water, because it's time to get to work! Here are our top 5 exterior home projects that you should consider for this summer.
1. Replace your Doors and Windows
Starting off simple, there’s no easier home exterior project than changing up the look and feel of your home by replacing the windows and doors. Over time doors and windows become old and outdated. While this may not seem like something worthwhile to update, it is actually a huge part of your home’s curb appeal.
Windows help to increase your natural light and play a big role in the ventilation and installation of your home, and your front door is the first thing that guests and potential home buyers see and touch when viewing your home. A quick trip to your local windows and doors shop will allow you to pick out items that are not only on-trend, elevating the aesthetic, but will also increase the practicality of your home. If you’re looking for an easy project that will make some drastic changes, this is one project we highly recommend.
2. Install Exterior Lighting
If there’s one thing that will increase your home’s security while increasing your home’s aesthetic, it’s lighting. Garden and string lights will make your backyard look gorgeous, which is perfect for entertaining during the warm summer months. But the real project and potential to take advantage of is adding spotlights.
If you’re looking for a stylish option that also adds some additional security to your home, try adding in sleek, modern, motion detected lighting all around your home. Great to give your home that luminous glow during the night and deter any unwanted guests in the late evening.
3. Add a Deck
If last year has taught us anything, it’s the importance of having a place to relax in and utilize for a staycation. If your backyard doesn’t feel like the ultimate oasis or feels as though it can use an upgrade, now would be a great time. An effective home project that can add value to your home while making it a wonderful place to relax in, is a deck. This can be as extravagant or simplistic as your wants and budget allow. Feel free to get creative with it and focus on what your backyard space needs. There’s no going wrong here!
4. Upgrade Your Landscaping
From a handy vegetable garden to an eye-catching lush, green display, landscaping can take any back and front yard from beautiful to wow-worthy! Visit your local greenhouse to look around and get inspired on how to transform your home. For best results we always recommend choosing an option that represents the level of your “green thumb” as well as selecting perennial plants as they come back year over year, bringing you a gorgeous garden every spring.
5. Freshen Up Your Home Exterior
If your home exterior is looking a little worn out, now would be the time to consider repainting it or adding in new siding. This may be a job you’ll have to leave to the professionals, however the outcome is surely worth it. From a fresh look to an increase in your home value, you’ll surely be able to reap the rewards from this project.
There are tons of exterior projects that can help to improve the look and feel, security, and value of your home! These 5 options however will surely make some significant improvements. Remember to choose the options that feel right for you and for your budget, as well as to get creative and enjoy the entire process.