3 Tips for Upgrading Your Home’s Exterior

The front or curbside view of a home is an important first impression to your neighbors and visitors but what are some ways you can add architectural interest and value to your home’s exterior?

Remodeling projects that upgrade the exterior look of your home have the best ROI for homeowners according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2016 Cost vs Value report. This yearly report consists of national averages on job cost, resale value and cost recouped percentage and is also broken down by region and by several major cities. View the full report for Columbus, OH here.

These 3 exterior remodel projects can get you the biggest bang for your buck in Columbus Ohio.

  • Create visual interest by adding stone veneer to accent your home’s exterior. There are a variety of colors and styles on the market. Hamilton Parker has a great selection of veneer stone. Visit their showroom or website. This project can also net you a high return percentage in resale value with a local average return of 75%.


  • Replace your garage door. What’s distinguishing about most garage doors? Not much and a lack of notable detail can create an imposing facade from the street. A garage that takes center stage for a home’s curbside view should present a welcoming face. A garage door upgrade can also increase the home’s value and net homeowners about 65% of the dollars recouped.



  • Upgrade the entry to your home with a new front door. Entry door choices are almost endless with a variety of materials, styles, finishes and colors available and a number of other additional options to consider like glass or no glass, painted or stained, hardware, etc. Our Clients like Masonite brand doors for their selection, quality and reputation. Visit their website for the full entry door product gallery . Homeowners can also recoup an average of up to 67% of their investment from a front door replacement.