Renovating Your Home? 2 Tips For The Exterior Renovation

If you have decided to make some renovations for your home, you also have to consider the exterior. There are many things you can do to make your home stand out and look even more beautiful than it already is. Below are two of these things to help you get started with this process.

Add a Screened in Porch

Consider adding a screened in porch to the front, side, or back of your home. This gives you a place to sit and enjoy the outside without having to worry about rain. You are also protected from insects. When designing your screened in porch consider where you will place the door. You do not want the door to block people as they walk by it on the inside of your home. Consider an aluminum door over a wooden door. Wood sags over time and this would not seal up your porch when the door was closed.

There are different types of screens that you can use. One type is a hand stretched screen. You should know, however, that the aluminum used in this screen can crease over time and when this happens you will have to replace the screen. There are also fiberglass screens that will not crease. Fiberglass is also easier to work with. No matter what screen you choose make sure it is gray tinted or charcoal to block out the sun.

Determine how many outlets you will need in the porch before you build it. You may want to have a ceiling fan and you will need lights.  You may want to install a flat screen TV on the wall, which would require running wiring and cables.

A construction contractor can build and install your screened in porch for you, as this would be difficult to do on your own. They will also have other tips on how you can design the porch, such as the best type of roof for your area.

Add Landscaping

If your yard is not currently landscaped at all this can make a big difference in the way your exterior looks. Take time to design the landscaping before you get started. You can add a flower garden or simply plant flowers in the front of your home. Just make sure the flowers do not grow tall enough to cover your windows.  If you currently have a flower garden and it does not have an edging, you should add one. This is because edging not only makes your flower gardens look neater but also keeps out weeds.

Hire a contractor to build a walkway that leads to a flower garden. This will make a big difference in your landscaping. It also makes it much easier for you to walk to your flower garden. Hire a tree trimmer to trim overgrown trees and bushes.  If you need help, you can hire a landscape contractor.

These two tips are a great way to get started with your exterior home's renovation. Consider other things you can do, such as painting vinyl siding, putting on a new roof, and stamping your driveway. For more information, talk to a professional like United Constructors Of Texas Inc.

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