Whether you are looking to sell your home or simply want your home to have a fresher look, exterior renovations are your best bet! Coming home should be a joy and nothing can drain that experience more than an outdated exterior. Before renovating your home, there are exterior design things to consider, but the rewards are endless. There are many ways to give your home’s exterior a facelift and even more ways to do so while going green.
Tips for Environmentally Friendly Exterior Renovations
Here are 5 tips to help you renovate your home’s exterior while remaining environmentally friendly.
Replace the Front Door
A beautiful front door is an inviting and affordable way to change the look and feel of your home’s exterior. Energy efficient doors come in many beautiful designs while saving you money in the long run. A well-insulated door can reduce air leakage and can assist in controlling the temperature of your home’s interior. You can choose from a fiberglass or steel door, it all depends on the exterior you desire. You can also consider replacing your garage door with the one made from recycled material such as recycled steel. There are great designs available that allow for a sleek yet conscious finish.
Change the Windows
Windows act as the framing to your home and are often the finishing touches to a beautiful exterior. When selecting new windows, as with all exterior renovations, it is important to consider the style of your home and the historic period it was built in. Doing so will ensure that you maintain the structural and historic integrity of your home. Selecting environmentally friendly windows will insulate your home, keeping it cool when it needs to be and saving on heating costs, when your home needs to be warm.
Invest in Landscaping
Home exterior design is crucial and extends to your yard too. South Florida homes are known for their pristine yards and beautiful driveways. Updating your landscaping to reflect modern trends or optimize space can be done easily and in an inexpensive manner. It could include trimming your lawn or planting new plants that compliment your home’s design. You can grow a beautiful eco-friendly lawn by avoiding pesticides. Also consider planting flowers sourced from your local nursery, ask specifically for plants that grow locally and ones that save water.
Upgrade the Roof
Roofing is often the last thing considered when upgrading a home. Yet, a house’s roof contributes greatly to the overall look and feel of your home. Replacing your roof with one made of a material such as metal will allow your home to remain cooler for less. A cooler roof absorbs less heat unlike most traditional roofing options. Metal roofing is also stylish and can be molded to take on the aesthetic you wish for. Although upgrading your home’s roof may be expensive, there are affordable green options. One way to save costs while going green and staying stylish is to upgrade your roof covering.
Deck it Out
Decks are great for family gatherings and entertaining friends. They are a great way to bring the interior style of your home outside in a practical manner. You can do so by setting lounge chairs outside or adding beautiful plants on your deck too. There are many eco-friendly deck options. These are made of recycled plastic and wood. They hold a number of benefits including lasting longer and requiring less maintenance.
Miller Construction & Design offers a large range of exterior renovation services – big or small. These renovations will not just increase your home’s curb appeal, but it can provide you with affordable solution to beautiful living.