How Much Will My Home Exterior Remodel Cost?

You know the old saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” right?

Ask any realtor how this saying translates to the real estate market and their answer will probably be “Curb Appeal!” The importance of a home’s curb appeal in relation to its value is validated in Remodeling Magazine’s Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs Value report, as four of the top five returns on investment are for projects relating to a home’s exterior.

So, what does it cost to upgrade your home’s curb appeal or remodel the outside of your home? Calculating the cost of any remodel requires knowing first the design, scope and size of the project and this is especially true for a home exterior remodel. Do you just want to add new doors or windows to upgrade your curb appeal or do you also want to change the architectural details of your home’s exterior? To help you get started planning your next home exterior project, Our Remodel Design Build Team at The Cleary Company Columbus, OH has assembled the following project examples and ballpark costs. We also recommend reviewing the Cost vs Value report mentioned above for additional information on building and remodeling costs in Columbus OH.


UPSCALE: Build an Outdoor Living Space Plus + Other Major Updates
Estimated Price Range:  $­­­­­­100k to $250+


Project Example Budget $125k – 175k

Example Scope of Work:

  • Build a small addition to increase home’s square footage
  • Build new hardscape- patio w/ fireplace or firepit
  • Build pergola, gazebo or shelter
  • Upgrade landscaping
  • Add new lighting & other electrical
  • Replace windows & doors
  • Paint existing stucco & trim
  • Add or extend existing gas line for grill

MID-RANGE: Update Architectural Details of Front or Rear Exterior

Estimated Price Range: $55k ­­­­to $90k+

The Cleary Company exterior home remodel photo

Example Budget $70k – $80k

Example Scope of Work:

  • Build new or extend existing front porch
  • Replace all or some windows & doors
  • Replace or add new shutters
  • Replace or add new sidewalk
  • Add or upgrade architectural details
  • Replace existing lighting
  • Paint and/or Replace existing siding & trim
  • Update landscaping

MODERATE: Upgrade Curb Appeal 

Estimated Price Range:  $­­­­­20k to $65k+


Example Budget $25k – $35k

  • Build new porticos on front & side entrances
  • Replace 4 shutters
  • Replace 2 entry doors
  • New front porch light
  • Paint new trim
  • New mailbox
  • New house numbers
  • Update landscaping

Feeling inspired to upgrade your curb appeal or modernize your home’s exterior? Our professional Project Development & Design Teams have the experience and creativity to help you realize the potential of your home. Give us a call to get started ~ 614-459-4000

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