Five Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Would you wear sweatpants to a job interview? Probably not. Would you show up an hour late to meet your in-laws for the first time? May not be a good idea. Do you think being a no-show on a first date will get you a second one? Chances are slim.

First impressions are a real thing. And they are not just between people. Yelp has made it their business to share first impressions – in the form of reviews – about everything from restaurants to dental offices to parks. A quick search will get you opinions on just about anything in Kansas City.

The exterior of your home leaves a first impression too. A modest investment in the exterior of your home can produce positive gains in curb appeal, home value, and neighborhood envy.

Here are five ways you can upgrade your home while making it more visually appealing.

A welcome start

Your front door says a lot about your home. In fact, it is one of the highest ranked things people notice for both the inside and outside of your home. Masonite has a vast selection with several material choices that can help you make a statement. Whether you choose a color that pops or a finish sure to impress, greet guests with a door that represents your personal style and fits your budget.

A window to your world

Windows are not something you replace often, but an upgrade can be a good idea for several reasons. They add visual appeal, but can also improve energy efficiency, saving you money down the road. Sierra Pacific Windows has a wide range of options for all budgets and styles.

Be on the right side of home value

Siding takes up the largest portion of your home’s exterior. Replacing it has the potential to make the largest impact on curb appeal and added value. By choosing a product like James Hardie, you get the performance, durability, and wow-like attention of neighbors. And if you’re looking to increase home value for a greater return on the current hot housing market, neutral colors have mass appeal.

Exterior trim for the win

When trim is damaged, falling apart, or rotting, it can create an unappealing and undesired look. Replacing the trim enhances your exterior and can be fairly cost efficient. We can help you make the right choice for your home with all the supplies and installation support you need.

Finish with the front porch or deck

Nothing says friendly like a welcoming front porch. And nothing says stay awhile like a cozy back deck. Whether it’s well-placed plants or a swing to sit in for hours, adding to these exterior elements can create just the right feeling for your visitors. We’ve got you covered with the lumber, deck supplies, and hardware you need to make an outdoor entertainment oasis that guests will surely remember.

As a full-service home resource, our professional staff and selection of supplies can help give your exterior the lift and look you will love. And full-service means we install too. Make an impression that matches how your feel about your home. Give us a call to get started today!

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