Exterior renovations greatly improve curb appeal and in turn, increase the value of your home. However, it is not uncommon for homeowners to focus on their home’s interiors before even thinking about exterior makeovers or improvements. But did you know exterior renovations can also benefit the interior of your home? Here are six exterior renovations that will also benefit your home’s interior.
Interior Benefits Of Exterior Renovations
1. New Windows
When you install new windows your home’s exterior looks amazing. This is especially true if you had wood window frames showing signs of age, from sagging to peeling paint. However, this is also a worthwhile investment as it benefits your home’s interior in many ways, including:
- New window designs offer many features that can improve the appearance of your inside, such as customized grills, glass, and coloured trim
- Energy-efficient windows make your home more comfortable by keeping warm air in and cold air out through the winter, and vice versa in the summer
- You can find more enjoyment in your home as new windows help reduce outside noises such as traffic, barking dogs, and construction work
Your window replacement also saves money on energy bills; these savings can then go towards interior design upgrades.
2. Additional Windows
Adding more windows either to let in more light or to add a stunning architectural feature is another way you can get interior enjoyment from your exterior renos. This is an exciting home improvement project as it can really make an impact visually, while also providing more natural light in darker rooms. Often homes with smaller rooms feel closed in and claustrophobic as they never see the light of day. Window additions allow natural light to stream in, open up space and create impact with customized designs.
Excellent options include bay, bow and picture windows for optimum light. While picture windows make the most of pleasant views such as your garden, green space or the lake, bay and bow windows can be used to extend your room slightly, ideal for a charming built-in feature such as a window seat. You can also consider expanding window size where wall or ceiling space is available.
3. New Front Door
Your front door and entryway is the first thing people see when they arrive at your home. Old entry doors can really detract from the appearance of your home, inside and out. A new entry door sets the tone for your home and can greatly impact the design of your inner foyer. The selection of windows, hardware and colours available for customized entry doors allows you to create a far more stylized look that is appreciated inside as well. An energy-efficient door will also reduce cool drafts from the entryway that can send chills into your front rooms. This also helps improve overall home comfort with a consistent temperature that keeps everyone happy all year round.
4. New Eavestroughs, Soffits And Fascia
This probably comes as a surprise on our list, but there is a good reason we included it. Eavestroughs, soffits and fascia all play a key role in keeping your home dry. When you replace your old system you reduce the risk of water damage from leaky roofs and basements. You can rest easy inside your home as you don’t have to worry about dangerous mould and mildew that can make family members sick.
You can also make the most of all your available spaces so people can spread out. Your interior décor such as painted walls, floors, or wallpaper isn’t at risk from constant leaks and water damage. While you’re at it, consider adding gutter guards so you don’t have to worry about removing debris from the gutters in the spring and fall.
5. New Garden Doors
Imagine your home with stunning new patio doors leading out to your garden or pool. You increase the light that comes into the home while offering a charming decorative detail that can completely change the feel of the room. While sliding glass doors provide a practical function, they also offer the chance for updated aesthetics, with features such as new grills or trim colours. New trim colours aren’t limited to the basics of white or beige. Instead, you can indulge your taste with exciting colours that are on trend, including rich burgundy, edgy black, neutral pearl grey, or even a deep green or royal blue.
However, the ultimate upgrade is French garden doors for that classic elegance that really brings your home to the next level. Both sliding and garden doors are completely customizable, and you can even have built-in blinds. This provides control over privacy and light, without the maintenance of exposed blinds as they are contained between the panes of glass. Beautiful details in your choice of metal accents can be combined with different window patterns and textures. This allows you to create a completely unique look. You can also choose frosted glass to improve privacy.
6. Private Entry Doors
This is a luxury you can add whether you have a home office, a lovely garden at the side of the home you’d like to access, or a guest room requiring extra privacy. Private entry doors can be added to your main floor to offer an easy way to enter or leave the home. It is an excellent option for practical purposes if you have a guest room or main floor bedroom for an adult son or daughter who would like to come and go as they please.
It is also a lovely feature if you have a room with a patio or garden outside so you can access it directly without having to traipse through the backyard or home to reach it. Smaller kitchens can also benefit from a single entry door if room doesn’t allow for larger sliding patio doors. Last but not least, if you have a dog run at the side of the house, a door directly to the outside makes it easier to let your dog out for their daily exercise.
As you can see you can really improve your return on investment when you consider exterior renovations that provide benefits both indoors and out.
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