We’ve always been told that you should never judge a book by its cover. However the fact is we do and when it comes to the exterior aesthetics of your home, it will also speak volumes about the interior condition and how well maintained it has been. Without doubt this will affect the offer from the prospective buyer in purchasing, or this could also take you out of the Buyer’s market consideration. For these reasons, it is imperative to maintain and keep your home exterior fresh and up-to-date. If you’re considering placing your home up for sale in the near future or simply feel the exterior may need a good face-lift, consider some of these options to help get it prepped and ready in time for the summer.
This is a big one and it’s staggering how many homeowners’ house trim paint and garage doors are faded, oxidized from the sun and looks just worn down. I can take my dog for a walk in a brand new community with homes that are about 8 years old, and count on 1 hand how many homes have been maintained with fresh paint. Yet painting is the least expensive option for a home make over so why is nothing being done? Go to your local paint store and start picking colour chits for the new paint you’d like, and talk to the paint associate on the best exterior paint options for durability along with the best brushes for this exterior application. If you don’t want to hire a painter to do this for you, it is so easy to do it yourself! Get outside fellow Calgarians and let’s make our neighborhoods beautiful again!
Upgrade Exterior with a Custom Deck
The summer months are tragically short here in Canada. Make the most of the hot summer days and warm evenings with a custom front deck area or extend your existing back deck by adding a sitting area, firepit or hot tub surround. Curb appeal to the front of your home is also important and a stamped concrete pad for use as a sitting area can do just that. No matter the size or shape of your backyard, you can enhance the look with a gorgeous wood or PVC deck and you can take the design as far as you’d like. From an outdoor kitchen, dining area, lounge zone, to a pergola, there are many possibilities to invest in your home appearance and value while enjoying many weekend staycations in your own backyard!.
Replace or Freshen Up Your Front Door
Your front door is like the beacon of your home. It speaks volumes regarding the character to be found within. For economical reasons many Clients may select to have their existing metal front door repainted, but if you have a wooded door that is subject to the hot sun, there will be more maintenance involved as the upkeep on your wood door is important. However if front door replacement is a consideration, give TriLink Builders a call as we have great builder pricing with our window and door trade partners and we’d be happy to review this with you. Many clients looking for a new front door are considering doors with decorative glass, mouldings and/or sidelights to take the look to the next level. As an added bonus, replacing the front door will usually add to the overall energy efficiency of your home!
Replace or Clean Windows
The windows are an area often overlooked by homeowners, but they too are an important part of the appearance of your home. Just as important, should you decide to sell in the future, upgraded windows will add to the resale value. If your home’s windows are in rough shape you can bet that prospective buyers will notice this not to mention you will feel it as well when paying your monthly enmax bill. Take the initiative by replacing them and boost up the R value of your home along with selling price. If the windows are in good shape, then get out the squeegee and make them sparkle.
Clean Up Your Garden
People love walking up to a home and seeing a well-maintained garden. So get out the rake and clean away all of that debris left over from the winter. Take a trip to you nearest garden centre and add in a few plants or flowers to boost up the appeal of your garden, or enlist the services of a landscaping company. This can work wonders for freshening up your exterior and giving it some great curb appeal. After all, it’s the small things that can often make all the difference.
Summertime is just around the corner and that means friend and family gatherings and enjoying the outdoors. If you think it may be time to give a little TLC to your home exterior, simply follow these quick tips to help boost up that curb appeal just in time for the summer.
Don’t let the name fool you – in addition to being Calgary’s preferred choice for home additions and exterior renovations, TriLink Builders also caters to stunning exterior decks, fencing options and new garage builds. Check out our some of our gallery samples or give us a call at (403) 242-6121 to discuss your project.