The outward appearance of a home is just as important, or possibly more important than a home's interior because the exterior is what gives the first impression. There are many things that can be done to upgrade a home's exterior such as replacing the siding and the windows and doors or installing a deck or patio. While these exterior upgrades will revamp a house's look, it is important for the exterior components of the house to be able to withstand inclement weather. Here are some home exterior remodeling ideas to consider.
Sizes can range from the standard which is 6 foot 8 inches or 8 feet tall. There are other sizes available with custom exterior doors. Since there are so many variations of wooden doors, such as double entryway and sidelight doors, rustic designs and sculptured doors, the width can vary as well. Usually this will range from 48 inches wide to 120 inches wide. Thickness will vary from 1 38 inches to 1 34 inches to 2 14 inches although you can have your own specifications for this aspect too. When choosing an entry door, custom exterior doors designed by the manufacturer are one choice you will have or you can submit your own ideas about the way you want your door to look and let the designers work for you.
One last way to revamp the exterior design of a home is to add outdoor living spaces with decks and patios. Decks are wooden living areas that are built onto a house and are elevated above the ground as opposed to patios that can be made of many materials, such as stone and brick, and are installed directly into the ground. Landscaping and remodeling companies can either restore old decks or design and build custom decks to the client's specifications. Decks can also be stained many colors to match the home's exterior.
Hardware is a fun and trendy way to provide style and allure. Much like hinges and pulls, which adorn kitchen cabinets, it can add spark to interior design, the addition of strap hinges and lift handles gives curb appeal to the exterior design. These often dark colored accessories with a wrought iron look are a throw-back to carriage houses—a rising trend in today’s demand for the old world look. And with a cost of ten to twenty dollars per piece, and a do-it-yourself installation, it is a quick and simple way to get old world charm without an out-of-this-world price tag.
The last type of outside door is the sliding patio door. Patio doors are made from tempered glass and open with a sliding mechanism. They are ideal for leading out onto a deck or patio and for allowing natural light into a room. Replacing the doors and windows of a house is a major step in exterior remodeling. With so many style and color options for each, replacement windows and doors can be worked in to fit any home's exterior design.
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