Home Exterior: Ideas to Improve and Renovate your Home's Exterior

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If you're like many of us, the exterior of your home and need for outdoor home improvements are long forgotten during those winter months. Do you have an itch to improve your home's exterior and outdoor living space now that summer is in full swing?

It is the season for outdoor entertaining - meaning your guests could potentially be spending more time observing the exterior of your home than you imagined. Exterior upkeep is a huge indicator of your home's value; according to the National Association of Realtors , exterior replacement projects are considered the most valuable home improvements. This summer season don't be shy of outdoor entertaining because of your overwhelming thoughts of desperately needed improvements. Embrace it, run with it, and have fun!

The power of paint: We've heard it time and time again, but we want to reiterate the power of paint! Not only is the front door the first-place guests see as they enter your abode, it is also a representation and direct reflection of the care and love you invest in your home. Painting is a cheap, easy fix to aesthetic imperfections. Business Insider notes that painting is their #3 pick for cheap home improvements that raise the value of your home dramatically.

Curb appeal: Curb appeal is the first taste of your home's personal brand. Consider the first steps a guest takes as they carry a hostess gift or the feeling of coming home after a long trip. Whether its cobblestone, gravel, or decorative concrete, you will surely reap the benefits of this improvement every day!

Eco-friendly improvements: There are many eco-friendly alternatives to home improvements. Consumer reports show solar roof shingles that can cut your energy bill back by 40-60%. The shingles blend in well with the traditional asphalt aesthetic and are installed the same way- making this eco-friendly change a seemless transition.

Entertaining: Ultimately, it's the hope that these exterior home improvements are enjoyed by friends and family as well. But with the warm summer nights comes something we cannot change - bugs! Don't let the evening pests be the unwanted guests to your party.

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