Exterior remodeling guide 2016 We often focus solely on updating the inside of a home and leave the outside alone. However, the exterior is just as important to consider. Creating “curb appeal” is real estate language for making a good first impression. We drive out of our driveway every day and forget what we thought about our house the first time we saw it. When you bought your home, you definitely considered its curb appeal, or the potential of it. Giving a home an exterior facelift is an investment worth making. Your return on investment is the promise of increasing your home’s value, less maintenance with rot proof materials, cost saving efficiency, overall increased curb appeal and the enjoyment of your “new” home.
For many homes, just changing the front door would be a fantastic improvement to their homes exterior! It doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, updating the exterior can be far less complicated than redoing a kitchen. Follow a before and after plan and create a vision for what you hope to achieve with the changes to come. To simplify and streamline the process even further, use of an architectural rendering of your house with all of the proposed changes will make life easy. An architectural rendering is an wonderful way to help you visualize and know for sure you are getting the look you want and see what the final result will be. Most home remodeling companies should be able to offer you a 3D computer generated rendering prior to any project getting started to give you an idea of what the outcome will be.
Whether you know exactly how you want to update your home's curb appeal or you're still looking for ideas, you will most likely use pictures of homes on the Internet, pictures of homes in magazines, or pictures of homes in your neighborhood to help you determine the design you desire for your home. At Spazio LA, we strongly encourage our clients to use pictures to describe their desired new look for their home, because in remodeling, the old saying "a picture is worth a thousand words" most definitely rings true. While we work closely with our clients to design a remodel that meets their wants, needs and their home's style, words alone never provide the confirmation that a picture can. Having a picture of desired new features, materials, styles and colors, ensures that both client and contractor share the same vision of the final outcome.
For instance with this particular exterior remodel we took our clients ideas and desires for their front entry way and created a 3D design to ensure that their vision and ours was meshing.