You want to add curb appeal to your home and get a better resale value, but you have no idea where to start, especially if you’re on a budget. Don’t stress: It doesn’t take a ton of money to makeover your home and create a better-looking, higher value property. All you need to do is to pick a detail to focus on and work from there. Our suggestion? Sprucing up your home windows to make your house stand out on the street. Re-designing your windows can be a great, low-cost way to beautify your home and pave the way for long-term energy savings at the same time. If you’re thinking about adding windows from Renewal by Andersen to give your home a new look, here are some tips to keep in mind.
Install New, Energy-Efficient Models
If you don’t know how old your windows are, they’re probably too old. Many homeowners assume that because their windows came with their home, they’ll last for years without causing any damage. However, most older windows simply weren’t built to last for more than 20 years without opening a home up to some serious structural problems caused by moisture leaks and insulation issues. Newer window models will help protect your home from drafts, lower your heating and cooling bills, and keep your home moisture-free and invulnerable to any rotting, warping, or mold buildup. When you purchase the latest window models, they’ll help your home look amazing on the outside and work hard to keep your home protected from the inside. When the time comes to sell or refinance, you’ll be amazed at your home’s new market value.
Work on the Trim
Even if you don’t have the cash to do a full rehaul on your home windows, there’s a lot you can do with just a few household tools to make your windows look spectacular. For instance, adding a trim or a decorative awning won’t just protect your home’s exterior from wear and tear while giving your home’s interior more protection from sun damage, it will look great and serve from the outside. You can install and paint new trim to give your windows a pop of color, or do a bit of sanding and put a new stain on wood trim to make your home look even more dazzling.
After you’ve spruced up your window trimming, think about some ways you can make your home look beautiful and inviting from the outside. When it comes to your home’s entryway, as well as its front-facing windows, you want things to look as polished and beautiful as possible to boost curb appeal. This can be done by installing something as simple as a flower box or a pair of painted shutters. If you’re a bit more ambitious, try out a bit of window art by installing a piece of stained glass, a bit of detailed woodwork, or some external curtains to give your home a warm, cozy look and feel to everyone who approaches.