Cost-Effective Ways to Make Your Home Stand Out from the Others

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Every homeowner wants their house to be the best-looking one on the block. While there are certainly tons of exterior improvements you can do to secure your spot as the number-one house in the neighborhood, these updates can be pricy.

That’s where a knowledgeable custom home builder can help. Keep reading to learn a few ways you can make your home stand out without draining your savings account.

Make the entry a focal point

Make a great first impression by ensuring your entryway is the focal point of your home’s exterior. Choose a door color that complements your home’s color; maintain the landscaping leading up to your home; and ensure your outdoor lighting is just right. Together, these things will make your home stand out while showcasing your personality.

Improve the landscaping

Don’t just stop with your entryway landscaping. Maintain your grass, and plant plenty of flowers, trees and shrubs to beautify your property. You can hire someone to handle this landscaping for you, but there’s a lot you can do on your own for a fraction of the cost.

Choose unique siding and roofing

Nothing turns heads quite as fast as a home with a unique siding-and-roof color combination. Choose a siding and roof with colors you like, and then build the rest of your home’s color palette from there. Contrasting accents like shutters, gutters and window trim can give your home that pop it needs to stand out from the other ones on your street.

Install a new garage door

Now that your front door is looking good, it’s time to focus on your garage door. Keeping your garage looking fresh is especially important if it faces the street. Repainting your garage door can give it this fresh, new look—but a new door costs about $1,000 if you want to do it right. This might sound like a big investment, but a new garage door has a 98 percent return on investment (ROI).

Add a deck

A back deck won’t make your home stand out to anyone driving down the street, but it will impress guests, expand your living space and boost your home’s resale value when you decide to sell. If you already have a deck, consider re-staining it to give it a fresh, new look on the cheap. Talk to your custom home builder about adding a new deck to your home.

Revive the driveway

How’s your driveway looking? If it’s in bad shape, you should address that right away to beautify your home’s exterior. A properly-installed driveway can last for decades before it needs to be fully replaced, but that doesn’t mean it won’t have cracks or potholes. You can make smaller repairs yourself with tools from the hardware store and a bit of elbow grease.

Need help with these projects?

Some projects mentioned above can be DIY chores, but there are others—like building a deck—that should only be tackled by a custom home builder. If you need a professional to perform any residential renovations, hire our team at WSL Incorporated. Contact us today to get a quote for your next upgrades.

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