Your home needs some TLC. There’s no reason to be an eyesore on the block. You deserve to feel proud and welcomed every time you stand in your own front yard. Sometimes, a few small details can be upgraded to completely refresh the face your home presents to the world. In other situations, bigger intervention is required to revitalize a home’s exterior. We’re here to use our vast experience to help you decide what kind of upgrades will best improve your home’s exterior.
SmardBuild is a seasoned Naperville remodeling contractor. It would be our pleasure to participate in your Chicago area exterior remodel. Our insight can help you add character to a plain house exterior and transform your home’s entire look.
How Do You Add Charm to a House?
There are about as many ways to express your style in your home’s exterior as there are front porches on which to stage them. Here are some small touches to elevate your home’s exterior in a hurry.
Start your entryway on your doorstep. Decorate your porch with timeless details like cozy front yard seating, and consider seasonal touches like wreaths, signs, hanging baskets, and other items that speak to the season. Head to the garden center for inspiration!
Clean it Up
Tidy up your home’s exterior before you decide what needs to go. You may be surprised how much you like your home’s exterior once it’s crisp and clean. Clean your gutters, wash windows and consider a power wash for your home’s exterior if your siding can be cleaned this way. Edge sidewalks, pull weeds from flowerbeds, and straighten any wayward details.
Make your home look more expensive by paying special care to details like trim. Sharp edges and ornate details like copper flashing or custom millwork make your home’s exterior stand out from the others on the block.
You’re missing an opportunity to express your style if you’ve got a uniform mailbox. Always check your neighborhood’s regulations because homeowners’ associations often regulate mailboxes. A mailbox brickscape, climbing perennials, or personalized decals could make your mailbox a signpost of your style.
Some homes just need a little paint. Many brands of siding need to be painted every ten years or so. This is a fantastic chance to update your home’s exterior siding color with a trendy new hue like gray or blue. If you’re not ready to take the painting plunge with your entire home, consider painting your exterior doors or trim.
Pro Tips for Exterior Details
Expand Your Living Space
We love a good faux porch. You don’t have to sacrifice outdoor living space because your home doesn’t have a porch. Designate an area as a porch and use it like one. Include outdoor seating and homey touches.
Add Texture to Flat Areas
Consider verticle siding, cape-cod shingle accents, stonework, trim, or shudders to bring intrigue to flat, boring sections of your home’s exterior. Use your yard as an extension of your home’s exterior and offer eye depth by planting greenery at varying heights and distances.
Where There’s a Will, There’s a Garden
Why not include window boxes, hanging baskets, and potted plants to bring the garden to your yard? These elements can add lush texture and appeal, even if you have plenty of real estate in your front garden beds, but are especially important if there’s little to no green space otherwise.
Pick the Perfect Shade
New Siding Saves the Day
Elevate your curb appeal and create some drool-worthy before and after exterior remodeling photos by hiring a professional contractor to replace your siding. Modern siding offers options that weren’t available when your home’s exterior was last imagined. Take advantage of new, lightweight vinyl siding options or gorgeous, durable James Hardie fiber cement to modernize your home’s exterior in one fell swoop.
Bundle Other Exterior Projects When Replacing Your Siding
If you’re replacing your Naperville home’s siding, consider other upgrades while the exterior of your home is already under construction and a crew is on site. Many clients find ease and value in adding other projects, like stone veneers, new doors, windows, or ornamental work, when they replace their home’s exterior siding. If you don’t like the size of your windows or the placement of your doors, now is the time to change these elements seamlessly.
SmardBuild is the Top Choice for Exterior Home Remodels in Naperville
SmardBuild loves connecting with our neighbors and assisting them in presenting their home’s best face to the neighborhood. We would love to hear about your project and build something just for you! Reach out today to tell us about your project.