Replacing old, outdated windows and doors with updated Renewal by Andersen of New Jersey & Metropolitan New York options is one brilliant way to boost the curb appeal and energy efficiency of your home. But your options don’t stop there! Summer is the perfect time to invest a little time and effort to give your home a facelift.
These tips are guaranteed to make your house stand out from the suburban crowd and make you feel good about turning into your driveway each day.
1. Update with the Best Quality Windows You Can Afford
You might think of replacement windows as a mostly-invisible home solution that lowers your energy bill and keeps drafts out, but little else. But replacing your windows might add more sparkle to your home’s curb appeal than you ever thought. With Renewal by Andersen replacement windows, you can really see the difference from the outside as well as from the inside.
High-quality Fibrex frames look new for years with virtually zero maintenance. Available with different interior and exterior colors and hardware finishes enables you to give your house a major facelift in one fell swoop. Countless customizable grille designs let you add personality and authenticity to your window style. This Old House magazine suggests highlighting standout windows with flower boxes or complementary shutters to get the most bang for our buck.
Once your windows are ordered, it could take 8-12 weeks to complete the installation, so start early—while the weather is bright and sunny—and you’ll be able to enjoy your new additions before the summer ends.
2. Give Your Doors Some Love
Summer is the perfect time for home updates because everyone is in a better mood—and the holiday season, along with all the guests, decorating, and hoopla that accompany it, hasn’t hit yet. Home improvement projects completed during the summer give you plenty of time to grow into the changes and make them part of your home before the fall holiday rush begins. And according to experts, your doors might be the single best way to boost curb appeal and add value to your home.
Replacing your front door offers a very high return on your home improvement investment in terms of added value. Painting your door and adding molding might have the same effect. Designers are increasingly tending toward warmer, brighter door colors that stand out and provide an inviting entryway for guests, so don’t be afraid to choose a bold option that contrasts with your exterior siding.
And don’t forget your patio doors too. These doors get a lot of use during summer entertaining, so ensure they look great and swing or slide easily for both your family and your guests.
3. Get Your Hands Dirty
Many homeowners overlook landscaping when it comes to curb appeal-boosting projects. Adding the right landscaping to your already-fabulous home will complement your style and soften your home’s edges with attractive texture and color contrasts. Try adding a long, narrow flower bed along the length of your driveway; stone or brick edging adds definition and draws attention right where you want it.
If you’re not sure where to start, the New York Botanical Gardens website offers a wealth of information for New Jersey and New York Metro homeowners so you’ve got a good idea of what to plant, when. You could also stop by a local nursery and inundate them with questions! Nursery employees typically love to help even the newest gardeners get started.
4. Front Porch Style
Summertime is prime front-porch season, so why not take the opportunity to update yours? Some front porches just need a few touches to bring out their personality and make them shine. Hanging plants, a welcoming wreath, and bright window boxes often make all the difference between a ho-hum porch and one that really invites you in.
Repainting your front porch railings and floor or even expanding the porch for extra space to relax can also work wonders for your curb appeal (and your home’s functionality). Summertime front porch updates also pave the way for more seasonal decorations as the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons approach.
5. Embrace Symmetry
Beautiful style inside and out has everything to do with balance. According to Better Homes & Gardens, by embracing symmetry in your front entryway, you’ll boost your home’s curb appeal and give your style direction. Tall potted plants or urns on either side of the front door might be the perfect option, or try updating the lighting on the front of your home with paired lanterns or sconces.
Everything about your home doesn’t have to be symmetrical, but aiming for balance when you can will make a huge difference, from your window style to your landscaping.
Summer is a Great Time to Update New Jersey or New York Home with Renewal by Andersen Replacement Windows & Patio Doors
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