You like your home so much and you most likely have kept the inside in pristine condition, but have you ever taken your time to check how it looks like from the street; what a guest sees when they are approaching your home? Perhaps you do and most of what you see is the overgrown shrubs, the paint that is falling off, the driveway that needs retouching and the front yard that needs to be worked on. But when is that last time you considered your garage door and what it says about the age of your home?
You want to improve your house’s curb appeal; the first impression your house gives anyone seeing it for the first time. Ask any real estate agent and they will tell you the importance of curb appeal especially when you are trying to sell your home. This is because a potential home buyer will decide whether they want your house or not the moment they see it, even before they set their foot inside it. Even if you are not planning to sell your house anytime soon, a good exterior gives you a sense of pride as the person who lives there.
Brainstorming: Begin by taking a drive through the neighborhood and see what other homes look like and see if any one of them will catch your eye. Write down the details of what you see and if possible take a snapshot or two. Get back to your house and compare what you saw with your own and decide what changes you can make in order create a new impression.
Focus on the garage door: A lot of focus today goes to the garage door as a point of architectural design. Most garage doors are clearly visible from the street and this makes it an important point to consider when planning any changes. If your home has an old worn out garage door that belongs to the last century, it may be time to make changes to replace it with a modern door. Changing the garage door will increase the value of your home. If and when you decide, the good news is that this is a quick job that almost always takes about six hours on average and your home has a completely new outlook.
Makers of garage doors are now producing doors that are stronger and safer because they use modern technology to insulate them. There is such a wide range of styles and colors for you to choose from with materials ranging from steel, wood, fiberglass and molded plastic. You only need to take your time to find out the pros and cons of every one of them before you have yours redesigned to give it a new look.
If you are going to change your door with a new one, remember to take the weather conditions of your area into consideration. Don’t forget to take note of severe weather conditions such as violent storms or hurricanes where you will need materials that are impact and wind resistant. Remember, you want to make a change that is not only aesthetic but one that is also going to last.