September 21, 2020
Replacement Windows and Curb Appeal
It’s not that hard to make your home look great from the outside. Use these affordable tips, from a replacement window to a simple wash, to boost your home’s curb appeal.
The way a house looks from the outside, usually called it’s “curb appeal”, is a big point of pride for all homeowners. From cleaning your siding to installing a statement replacement window on your Tacoma, WA home, these tips will come in handy for curb appeal.
You want your house to look nice, but unfortunately, home improvement projects can get expensive. Luckily, though, there are simple, easy, and low-cost ways you can boost your home’s curb appeal such as replacement windows. Replacement windows have great benefits for any home, from bringing down heating and cooling bills to enhancing the home appearance. While you might not be able to afford replacement windows for every window in your home, you can choose to install one replacement window to make a statement window. Installing something more dramatic, like a bay window or stained-glass window, can bring some personality and flair to your home to help boost its curb appeal.
What about siding? You wash your clothes, floors, and even curtains. But when was the last time you washed your home? Dirt, animal droppings, pollen, spider webs, and all other kinds of grime can accumulate on your home’s siding. While replacing your siding is a definite fix, a full siding replacement is a big investment. But a quick wash? Cheap and easy. Rent or borrow a pressure washer and spend an afternoon scoring away from the layers of dirt off of your siding. You can also use a long-handled soft bristle brush and a gentle solution of water and vinegar.
Completely repainting your home would certainly boost its curb appeal. But, again, that’s a very expensive project. Instead of repainting your entire home, try repainting the shutters and trim. You can choose a bold new color to add some flair, or just do a new coat of your existing color for a cleaner, more fresh appearance.
Similarly, an old, cracked driveway can really detract from a home’s overall appearance. Luckily, it isn’t too hard to resurface asphalt or concrete on your own. The job will take about a day, and it will be a good workout, but it’s very doable. You can also freshen a stone driveway by adding a fresh layer of matching stone and pulling any stray weeds.
And lastly, nothing makes a home more welcoming and lovely than greenery and flowers. You should refresh your home’s landscaping at least once a year. If you don’t have plant beds or greenery, make a trip to your local gardening center. The salespeople will be able to advise you on what kinds of plants would be best for your home. All plants are lovely and, as an additional bonus, more plants mean less grass to mow.
These are just a few ways you can boost your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank. Just reach out to Puget Sound Window & Door if you want to learn more about Tacoma, WA replacement windows and get more home improvement tips. We are happy to help you find the perfect windows for your home.