Your house is one of those rare possessions that isn’t just something you own, it is an investment, as well. What’s more is that this investment is unlike any other that you have. It’s something that has a value, which is very much in your control. Sure, property prices do fluctuate on their own, but the work that you put into your home has the ability to greatly increase your final selling price.
It’s All About Curb Appeal
The curb appeal of your home is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they come to view your house. This first impression is so important that a BMO study found that 80 percent of likely buyers know if the house is right as soon as they step through the front door. This means that most of the judgments they have about your house are being made in the time it takes them to go from their car to the front door.
Which is why these exterior renovations can easily increase the value of your home.
Install New Windows and Doors
Door and window installation are two of those awesome exterior renovations that not only make the outside of your house look better, but enhance the interior look of your home as well.
The right windows allow light to flow into a room in different ways, and gorgeous windows and lighting can set the mood of your dining room for when you entertain. They can also allow sunlight to illuminate a playroom, living room or den, and make for great stylistic skylights that enhance the look of any room.
Your doors allow light to freely enter your home as well, and a grand entranceway can sell a buyer before he or she even gets through the front door.
Install New Siding and Roofing
Old, cracked and dirty siding and roofing can turn a buyer away from your house before he or she even steps inside. The look of an old roof and siding is not only unaesthetic, but it can lead people to believe that the house is not structurally sound as well.
According to that same BMO study, 71 percent of buyers fear that they will find something wrong with their new home after they have made the purchase, which is why having new siding and roofing can be a make-or-break when selling your home.
If it looks old on the outside, there’s no reason to believe that it’s structurally sound either.
Add a Deck
Although this may not be the first thing people see when viewing your house, an amazing deck design can make your house unique and increase its value. It can also be a good selling point for someone who is on the fence. Not only does a deck make for a great place to hang out or throw a party, it can really make your house stand out from the others on the block.
Make Your Home an Investment
The exterior style of your house should make it a great place to live, but it should also be kept in good condition. Most importantly, you need a trusted company to get the job done right. At Hoyt Exteriors, we specialize in a variety of home renovations. Whether you are on the hunt for new siding, roofing, or windows, give us a call today.