“You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” While that’s certainly true about people, it’s also true about your house! Don’t let all those big-budget renovation shows make you think improving your home’s curb appeal is going to cost thousands. Below are just a few of the cost-effective ways you can add charm to your house.
Paint the Doors, Trim and Shutters
A fresh coat of paint is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to brighten up your home and give it that fresh, clean look. But before you start looking at paint colors, remember that outdoor paint can easily chip and fade, so make sure you use a primer and top coat.
Install a New Mailbox
We know, who really gets paper mail anymore? Sure most bills and letters may be sent via the internet now, but most homes still have traditional mailboxes. Whether your mailbox is standing by the road or mounted to your home’s siding, a new one will add a hint of small-town charm to your entryway.
Update Your House Numbers
Peeling or fading house numbers not only look bad, but they can confuse first time visitors. Update your numbers with a new coat of paint, or really kick your design game up a notch and have 3D numbers installed on the side of your house.
Trees, flower boxes, and shrubs make a home more inviting and lively. If your home is a neutral beige, grey, or white, this is a great way to add a pop of color just in time for spring. You can even use trees strategically by placing them in front of windows and rooms that receive a lot of direct sunlight.
Replace Old Lighting Fixtures
Outdoor lighting fixtures need to be replaced more frequently than indoor ones, because rain, snow, and wind can ruin their finish. If you already have the existing wiring, a new light fixture shouldn’t be too expensive.
For 15 years, JM Roofing & Siding has been a family owned and operated residential roofing and siding company, serving New Canaan, Greenwich, and the Norwalk area. We’re the experts in siding replacement and repair, so if your home needs some maintenance after the long winter – give us a call at (203) 299-0716!