4 Tips for Improving Curb Appeal for Your New Home
When you’re having a home custom built, it can be all-too-easy to become so engrossed in making sure that the interior is perfect that you lose sight of the home’s curb appeal. And while many home buyers might think curb appeal isn’t that important because they’re planning on living in the home forever, the truth is – situations change and if it ever comes time to sell, curb appeal plays a big role in a home’s attractiveness.
At Trinity Custom Homes, we want you to love everything about your home, inside and out. So, here are some important things to consider about your curb appeal when designing your custom home.
Exterior Materials and Textures
Choosing the right materials for the exterior of your home is not only crucial for its curb appeal, the materials you choose can actually impact the home’s ability to conserve energy. For example, choosing a metal roof over an asphalt shingle roof will provide your home with a roof that’s eco-friendly and long-lasting. But even more importantly, a metal roof will help keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, thus keeping your energy bills to a minimum throughout the year.
The same thought process needs to be applied to your home’s exterior. Did you know that homes with full- or part-brick facades enjoy an increase in resale value of six percent? You want your home to have an exterior that’s appropriate for the region and its climate, while at the same time showcasing your unique style.
Simply put, you want the exterior of your home to feature the best materials you can afford because high quality materials last longer and look better, and that’s exactly what you want from your home’s exterior.
Windows and Doors
Because your windows and doors face the elements every day, they need to be high quality and energy efficient with Low-E glass. According to Energy Star, installing Energy Star qualified windows cab lower your energy bills by as much as $465 a year (when replacing single-pane windows). But, as important as energy efficiency is, you also want them to be nice to look at from street-level. Trinity Custom Homes has a wide array of windows and doors to choose from for your home so you can give it the smartly designed exterior it deserves.
Outdoor Entertainment Areas
If your home is going to be situated in such a way that all or some of your backyard can be seen from the street, then you need to address your outdoor entertainment areas so they are as beautiful and functional as possible. A nice deck or patio is a great way to expand your home’s useable square footage. You can also add fun features like a swimming pool, fire pit, koi pond, and of course, some creative landscaping.
Things Not to Forget
A home’s exterior has a lot of fine details that often get lost in the mix. But, the finer details need to be considered just as thoroughly as the major details because if they aren’t, your home will look unfinished. Such details include your gutters and downspouts, fascia, and freeze boards, just to name a few. Like the major parts of your exterior, these finer details need to be of the highest quality so they will accentuate your home’s beauty for years to come.
Call Trinity Custom Homes Today
Trinity Custom Homes has an in-house team of expert architects and designers who work with you every step of the way so you get the home you have always dreamed of, inside and out.
We make sure you consider every feature that’s going into your home’s design, including its curb appeal, because we want you to be secure knowing that you’re getting a home that will not only meet your needs today and in the future, but also fetch you the highest possible price on the market should you ever have to sell. To learn more about the ways we can help you, call Trinity Custom Homes today at 888-818-0278.