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The external part of your house is just as important as what is on the inside. If you’re selling, or looking
to add some more value to your house, then remodeling the exterior of your house could be just what
you need.

First, look at what you’re working with. Do you have a pond? A driveway? Fencing? Are you in the
country or the city? All of these factors, and many more, determine what sort of renovations you can do
to increase value.

First, if your house is older than it could probably do with a new paint job. Having nice neutral colors
with coordinating shutters and trim is an excellent and cost effective way to give your house a facelift.
On top of that make sure that the doors and windows are not outdated or damaged in any way, if so
then replacing them will also do wonders to add to the physical appearance.

Also, a sidewalk and a fence are excellent features for any front yard. Concrete sidewalks are attractive
and very cost effective. If you’re doing it yourself you can save quite a bit of money as well. Depending
on the concrete you use, you can expect to pay around $8.00 sq. ft. to $18.00 sq. ft. As for fences, this
depends on how the fence will be used. Decorative fences look nice and can add value, but they don’t
really serve much of a purpose. If you have fairly close neighbors then perhaps a privacy fence is the
way to go.

Finally, adding on a porch or patio is another way to add value onto your house and maximize its
potential. People love to sit outside and enjoy relaxing. Patios can be easily installed by hand without
having to hire someone. If you’re planning on adding on a porch, however, it’s best to call in someone
with experience.

The features on the exterior of your house play a major role in determining its value. Not only
will additional features make your house more attractive to buyers, but it can also add a lot more
functionality while you’re living there. There are multiple ways to renovate the outside of your house
and whichever way you go, make sure that you have the knowledge and skill to perform the tasks if
you’re remodeling it yourself.


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