Home Renovation

6 Ideas to Help Revamp the Exterior of Your Home

Interior renovations tend to get all the attention.

December 18, 2021
Ian Nicule
December 18, 2021

Interior renovations tend to get all the attention; however, ignoring the exterior of your home is a massive, missed opportunity to improve the appearance (and value) of your home. Renovation contractors in Langley don’t just deal with kitchens and bathrooms; there are dozens of ways that they can update and modernize the exterior of your home, adding substantial visual impact.

So, if you ever wished that the outside of your home could look as nice as the inside, here are six ways renovation contractors in Langley can make it happen.

Upgrade Your Siding

If you live in an older home, it may be time to say goodbye to your vinyl or cedar siding and hello to something new. Siding has come a long way, and today you have your choice of materials, styles, colours, and finishes. Embrace a more modern look with architectural steel products or adopt a fresh take on a classic siding with durable fibre cement or PVC cladding.

Use Interesting Accents to Make a Statement

Can’t decide on one type of siding material? Use multiple materials to create visual interest on the front of your home. Mix and match colours and materials to draw attention to areas of your home you want to feature, the upper story, garage, or front entry. Small details like this can pay off big time, giving your home a high-end, custom-look finish.

Update Your Roof

If your roof is getting close to the end of its usable life, you have a perfect opportunity to replace it with something that will improve the look and function of your home. Rather than replacing asphalt shingles with more asphalt singles, consider architectural roof shingles or a standing seam metal roof. Both materials reflect UV rays and help keep your home cooler in the summer, plus their streamlined, modern aesthetic is very much on-trend with what’s going on with new builds.

For a more classic look, you may want to consider a tile roof. While you’ll get a similar look to shingles or shakes, newer roofing tiles are made from concrete. Not only will these tiles last longer, but they are also available in dozens of different shapes and styles.

Scale Up Your Windows

Windows are the eyes to your home – and updating them can give the face of your house an entirely new personality. Modernize the exterior of your home by increasing the size of your current windows or adding new windows where there weren’t any before.

Add Exterior Lighting

Once you are done updating the exterior of your home, there’s no doubt that you’ll want to show it off. Simply updating your existing sconces, door lights, garage lighting, and accent lights can have a significant impact. But for more, consider embracing a hot new trend – feature soffits. People are highlighting their soffits like never before, utilizing eye-catching materials and designs, and one of those features is recessed soffit lighting. Not only will you help illuminate the exterior of your home, but you’ll also be enhancing the curb appeal of your entire home.

Swap Out Old Doors

If your front door is squeaking and your garage door is bending, it might be the right time for an upgrade. Add major style points to the exterior of your home by swapping out older garage and entryway doors with more modern or decorative options. Bold, bright, and colourful doors have been trending for years and are a great way to give your home a fresh, new look.

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