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This post is sponsored by LP SmartSide in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand and I have been compensated for my participation. All opinions are my own. Want to add curb appeal to your home? Here are five ways that you can do just that with some simple changes that make a huge difference!
When we bought our house, one of the reasons we bought it was because it was a bit of a fixer-upper. (Any Frozen fans here?!) It was a foreclosure so we got it much cheaper than market value, but that meant that a lot would fall on us for updating it's look. It had good bones and didn't look like a dump, but it definitely didn't have much curb appeal.
We've still got a lot to do on our home renovations, but we've slowly been working to add curb appeal – especially this year. We're working on changing up some of our landscaping, adding in fruit trees, and updating some of the paint as well. So if you're in need of ways to add curb appeal to your home, here are some easy ideas!
New Garage Door
If you're looking to add curb appeal and up the value of your home, getting a new garage door is a great way to do it. If you think about how big this door is (especially if you have a multi-car garage) – the update can completely change how your house looks! Between the different materials and the different styles, you can easily find a garage door that meets the need of your family as well as the look and feel of your current home. Consider what you'll store in there, whether or not you need your garage to be insulated, and the climate you live in to make the right choice for the new garage door.
New siding does a lot of the same things that adding a new garage does, but it can do so much more for your home. Along with updating the look and changing the personality of your house, new siding also offers a lot of protection and cost savings. If you're looking for a brand to consider, I'd suggest checking out LP SmartSide Trim & Siding.
All LP SmartSide products feature innovative, SmartGuard® manufacturing process for strength and to resist fungal decay and termites. Not only that, but it also offers the look of natural cedar texture and provides a premium appearance. It has the durability of treated engineered wood and can withstand harsh weather elements.
When looking at their climate options, Wisconsin fell into the “cold homes” section (definitely true!) What's awesome is that LP SmartSide is an advanced engineered wood that will stand strong against virtually any climate, making it the smart trim and siding choice for your home. No matter what kind of climate you have where you live – whether it’s very cold, hot and humid, mixed-dry, or marine – LP SmartSide trim and siding will provide maximum protection against the weather. For our specific area, some of the benefits include:
- Resists damage from small rock impacts
- Stands up to heavy rain
- Offers protection from termites
- Renewable resource
- Up to 33% fewer seams
If you're in the market or want to find out more about how the siding works in your area, visit the LP SmartSide website.
Updating your landscaping can be a beautiful way to add curb appeal to your home with plenty of options. Depending on the amount of time, money and space you have – you can completely transform the look of your yard. Adding plants or planters, new pathways, lighting, trees and hedges, and fencing can be simple or complex ideas that can drastically improve your curb appeal. The right kind of landscaping also has the potential to protect your home with improved drainage and added windbreaks as well.
Adding a new coat of paint, especially a new color, can quickly and cheaply boost the curb appeal of your home. Whether it's painting your porch, deck, front door or even your home itself – fresh paint is a guaranteed way to boost your curb appeal. You can also give your house a personality of it's own by choosing colors that compliment the neighborhood, but still have their own charm. Adding bright accent colors with your furniture or fixtures (like lighting, mailboxes, house numbers, etc) can also pack a powerful punch when it comes to simple additions to add curb appeal.
Propane tanks, AC units, septic systems, and wells are not pretty things to look at. Luckily, most of the time they can be hidden with clever landscaping to add curb appeal to your home. One easy way to cover up some of the smaller eyesores is to use a trellis with a vine plant that will eventually grow to cover up the object. Other easy options include privacy fencing, privacy hedges, and enclosures that are made to match the look of your home.
If you could use their design planner to create a home built with LP SmartSide – what would it look like? Have you ever done, or do you plan to do, any major home remodels or renovations? How do you add curb appeal to your home?
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