If you are remodeling your home, remember that every aspect of your home’s exterior makes a difference in both quality and curb appeal. The windows, the trim, the roof, and the siding all contribute to your home’s market value, making it important to put careful thought and consideration into the type and style of each.
When you choose the type of material you use for your home’s siding, you have a lot of different options to choose from. Vinyl is often the go-to choice for homeowners — and with good reason — but this doesn’t mean that it’s the best choice for every home.
Another possible option for your home is cement fiber siding. Although less common, this type of siding has many benefits. Made of a mixture of wood pulp, sand, and cement, cement fiber siding is durable, easy to maintain, aesthetically pleasing, and affordable.
Before installing new siding on your home, you need to have a general understanding of all your options. To that end, this blog outlines four of the benefits of cement fiber siding.
A sunroom can add property resale value, undeniable all-season beauty, and usable living space to your home. But even after you decide that a sunroom is the right addition for your home, you must still choose which sunroom type to install.
While every sunroom is as unique as the home it attaches to due to the distinct challenges, quirks, and architectural characteristics, most sunrooms fall into one of the following five main categories.
- Cathedral Sunrooms
Cathedral sunrooms, sometimes called gable or vaulted sunrooms, have the distinct characteristic of a high, peaked roof. Cathedral sunrooms can have all-glass, partial-glass, or drywall on the interior and shingles on the exterior roofs, but they all have the classic and dramatic shape also found in gothic cathedrals, hence the name.
To attract buyers, you don’t need to go crazy with expensive upgrades. The key is to know which features are hot in your area. Local contractors and real estate agents are good sources of information for the trends that sell houses in your town.
You can also check out real estate ads to see which features are being pushed in your region for another glimpse into what’s hot and what’s not. And, of course, experts in home remodeling routinely study the most popular trends in upgrades.
If you’re still unsure of how you want to remodel your home, then here are five sought-after makeover ideas for your kitchen and bathroom renovations.
Most home renovations focus on the inside. You replace dated carpet with new hardwood, tile the bath and shower, and replace old countertops with marble or granite, along with updating things like plumbing and electrical as needed. The exterior is often neglected in favor of making the interior more beautiful.
However, investing in your curb appeal is not only great for the value of your home but also to make your home look like home to all who visit. The updates are more than aesthetic. Upgrades to siding, windows, and exterior features also add to your home quality and save you from the maintenance that comes as worn-out products continue to age.
Here are some curb appeal improvement ideas that can take your exterior from blah to beautiful, even making your house look entirely different.
Garden windows are like superpowers. There are so many ways you can use them to improve your life.
Garden windows should not be confused with bay or bow windows. Bay or bow windows extend from the home’s exterior walls like garden windows. However, bow and bay windows are composed of traditional glass window panes with a standard roof placed overhead.
A garden window also juts out from the home, but it has a slanted roof made of glass instead of shingles or metal. Garden windows resemble tiny greenhouses cut in half lengthwise. They can be crafted in many sizes, colors and dimensions to coordinate with any home architecture or decor.
If you want to do something different with one or more rooms, having a garden window installed is a great way to be inspired. There are many creative uses for a garden window, including the five listed below.
No matter which type of tub, shower or tub-shower combo you choose when renovating your bathroom, you must take steps to waterproof the walls around it. In some cases, such as with freestanding tubs, the correct paint and a commitment to regular cleaning is all you need.
However, in most other situations, you’ll need to cover the surrounding wall surfaces with either tile or a wall surround. Wall surrounds come in a number of materials, including acrylic and porcelain.
In this blog, we list seven of the advantages that a wall surround can offer over wall tiles in your bathroom.
Both arbors and pergolas are eye-catching structures that add shade to your home or garden. An arbor is a structure with a slatted roof and two or four posts. A pergola is similar, but it is larger and can be attached directly to your home.
Most homeowners decide to add arbors or pergolas to their yard because they want to enhance the beauty of their yard space. While these structures are certainly pleasing to look at, they also come with a number of practical benefits for your home and yard.
Here are five reasons why you should invest in an arbor or pergola.
When you lived in an apartment or condo, you never had to worry about siding. Your main consideration was the inside of your smaller living space, especially keeping it clean enough to keep your landlord happy.
But now that you own your own home, you have to maintain the outside of your house, not just the interior. For instance, along with dealing with the new challenges of maintaining your own plumbing and electrical systems, you also have to tend to a backyard, keep your roof clean, and—perhaps most importantly of all—figure out what type of siding you need and when to replace it.
If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom soon, now is the perfect time to consider greener options. These changes are not only great for the environment, but they’re great for reducing your utility bills!
However, determining which green solutions are best for your budget, time, and preferences can be a little daunting. Here are four ideas to consider for your bathroom renovation. Read on to discover how you can easily and affordably integrate green ideas into your new bathroom.
The weather’s warming up, but you can still expect some cooler temperatures and a lot of rain before the summer heat kicks in. In the meantime, you may want to view the blossoms and new greenery outdoors while staying out of any inclement weather.
A sunroom provides a great way to enjoy your backyard while still using your home’s shelter. Keep reading to find four ways to use a sunroom this spring.