Your home’s exterior and outdoor flair is what people see when driving by your home, what is called curb appeal for prospective home buyers. There are many ways to enhance your home’s exterior, some of them optional and others required as materials used to build your house suffer from weather related damage.
Curb Appeal for Your Home
There are many ways to spice up the front of your home. The most popular decorative features surround your front door and custom carpentry can enhance other features on your home’s exterior. These can be purely decorative or serve a function like protecting guests from rain while waiting at the door.
- Headers and pilasters around the front door.
- Roof canopy over the front door can be decorative, as well as functional.
- Wrap around and farmer’s porches.
- Architectural molding around windows and below the roof line.
Outdoor Living Spaces to Enjoy
Hidden behind most homes is your private outdoor living space. Enclosing an existing deck is the most common addition and you’ll find incredible variety in how people extend their homes to take advantage of the outdoors, as illustrated by the photos of work we’ve done.
- Enclosed sunrooms to enjoy this space for more months of the year.
- Patios that integrate with landscaping.
- Many homeowners like to include one or more decks, when adding new interior space.
Garages and Storage Sheds
Many older homes along the New England seacoast don’t have garages so when there’s room, many of our customers ask us to design and build a garage or storage shed that is similar in style to their house. These are fun projects which assuming you meet local zoning laws (height and property line setbacks), can create a cozy look for your property.