Enhance the Curb Appeal of Your Home
WAYS TO ENHANCE CURB APPEAL
The way your home looks on the outside is the first thing people notice about your property. This is especially important to people if they’re prospective homebuyers. If your home has good curb appeal, realtors and their clients will be more interested in bidding on and hopefully purchasing your home.
Do you want to improve your home’s curb appeal before selling it? Give the exterior a facelift with stone veneer siding and watch its market value increase significantly. For example, your home’s overall value could improve by 20%, or even more, depending on where you live and how much stone you decide to add. As for return on investment, it’s high — and that’s good. You could get up to 90% of the purchase cost recouped in value after the installation.
Even if you’re not interested in selling your home, you may change your mind in 10 years or so. The timeless appeal of stone is a design trend that’s here to stay. Go ahead and get stone accents on your home’s exterior simply to freshen it up. Manufactured stone veneers are a smart investment that give your home style now, and improve its value for the future.
WHERE TO ADD STONE
Once you’ve decided that stone is the way to go for your home’s curb appeal project, your next decision is choosing where it will be installed. Most designers will tell you that mixing stone in with your existing siding may be the best option. Having a combination of siding and stone will give your home’s exterior plenty of character, charm and architectural interest. That’s what today’s homebuyers are looking for when it comes to curb appeal.
Plus, choosing to install stone veneers as an accent feature instead of siding for your entire home is much more cost effective for you.
ENTRYWAYS & COLUMNS
Your front entry area is crucial when it comes to curb appeal. This is the first part of your home visitors see. A good first impression with potential homebuyers increases the chances of your home being sold.
Select stone veneer in a shade that coordinates well with your home’s siding color and front door color. Once stone is installed around the door, along the porch area, and surrounding any columns, your home’s value and visual appeal will immediately improve.
Curb appeal also applies to back areas of your home. These are the spaces homebuyers see once they tour your entire property. This means your patio space should be kept up to date, too. Exterior stone veneer siding installed around sliding doors leading to your patio is an instant improvement. Continuing the stone updates to the patio, and areas surrounding the patio, will create a cohesive, upscale look.
The front and sides of your home are prime spots for adding a simple stone border along the bottom exterior. Even though it seems minimal, a narrow stone border combined with your current siding adds a ton of curb appeal to the entire exterior. And renovations like this are guaranteed to increase your home’s value. Does your home have an attached garage directly off the street? This space is another area that greatly benefits from stone veneer siding.
STAIRS & WALKWAY
Once you’ve given the entryway and porch a stone makeover, it makes sense to continue the updates along steps and walkway areas leading to the front of your home. Any areas that could benefit from stone veneer, no matter how small these areas seem, should be considered prime spots for improving your home’s overall curb appeal.
ELEVATE YOUR HOME
Your home is your castle. And it should be the place you love most. If renovating its exterior with stone veneer siding will make you happy, you should do it. Updates like this are not only aesthetically pleasing, they increase your home’s value. What’s your home’s style and color palette? If you’re looking for manufactured stone veneer to coordinate with your home’s exterior, we can help. Casa di Sassi stone veneer profiles are inspired by hand picked stones from around the world. Plus, they’re all backed by an industry leading 50 year warranty. We have an amazing selection including something that’s perfect for your home. Contact us today.
As we look to the future, we continually seek to innovate and grow. From pushing the limits on our creativity to developing new stone profile designs – to increasing the efficiency of our manufacturing processes – our team is dedicated to being a valuable stone veneer partner.
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