Are your old patio doors limiting your time outdoors? Thinking of updating or installing replacement patio doors this summer? Last year, millions of American homeowners, including many of our Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey and New York neighbors, poured more than $300 billion into home improvement projects. While the 2018 numbers won’t be out for a few more months, industry experts think this year that number will be even higher, partly because Baby Boomers are choosing to stay in their homes longer rather than downsize or move to a retirement community. For those of you hit by the remodeling bug, here are five tips to get your creative juices flowing.
#1. Paint for a Powerful Pop
A fresh coat of paint and turn a tired, worn out entrance into a stunning focal point. We found hundreds suggestions for selecting unique colors and finishes to reflect your personality. You’ll see everything from neon yellow to plain white with vibrant accent colors today. Babble put together a collection of 25 front door make-overs that are fun and inexpensive.
#2. Rethink Your Address Display
Replace boring block address numbers with something a bit more interesting. Unique address plates are popping up everywhere. Jazz up your home with a whimsical over-sized yard display or add a contemporary accent with sculpted metal. We found creative solutions over at Houzz, on Pinterest and in the ETSY.com community listings for everything from hand-carved wood to LEGO style address numbers.
#3. Update Transoms and Side-lights With Patterned Glass Replacement Windows
A fresh coat of paint will look even better if you update the aging windows near your front door. Add some visual texture and artistic elements with energy-efficient replacement windows built with beautiful, privacy-enhancing patterned glass.
#4. Repair, Refresh or Replace the Concrete Porch
Many New Jersey and New York metro homes have concrete porches, and frankly some are in pretty bad shape. No shame intended if yours is one of those that has seen better days. If you have some basic DIY skills, a tile facelift will bring renewed function and beauty to your front or back entrance.
#5. Pick a Day-Project to Boost Curb Appeal
Updating your entrance doesn’t start and stop at the front door. A quick trip around the internet led us to makeovers for the mailbox at the end of the main walk, container garden tips for creating awe-inspiring flower beds and window box solutions for every budget. Pick an area adjacent to your entrance that you think could use some attention, then start your research with this BHG Curb Appeal in a Day slideshow for inspiration.
Going from Refresh to Remodel
We hope that these tips inspire you to give your home entrance a fresh new look. Creating a welcoming entrance can be a fun weekend diversion, or an ongoing project that consumes every weekend for the rest of the summer. If your entrance needs more than a little attention, maybe it’s time to take a closer look at all exterior doors and home windows. Installing replacement windows and patio doors is an excellent way to retire aging, poorly performing glazing. Plus, getting rid of single-paned windows that leak air and moisture will lower heating and cooling bills and improve indoor air quality. Better curb appeal, more beautiful spaces and a more efficient home – what more could you ask for?
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