Add Charm With Outdoor Awnings
Houses are simple structures, with walls and roof and windows and doors. It is what we do to decorate and design that creates a beautiful home. Even the simplest of homes can have some added decor to change the look and increase the value.
What gives the home a needed facelift?
There are several options all interchangeable too, of course. Do something with the siding. If it is wood frame or masonite siding, a fresh coat of paint will do wonders. Remember to paint the trim work a different color. Go bold and make it a color that will make a dramatic statement, or subtle with a neutral tone. Add siding, this will add value too, making the home have a dramatic change. You could always brick or rock it, if you want to invest in the materials and time to do so. Even just a simple pressure washing will give the exterior walls and windows and nice and fresh pick up.
Outdoor Awnings provide more than decoration for your home
Another option to add charm and value to your home is by adding awnings over the doors and windows. Awnings can make a home look like a quaint cottage, or they can make a bigger home look in style. Awnings serve more than just a decorative purpose. Over doors, they offer protection from the weather elements. They turn a simple patio or terrace into an outdoor oasis, offering shade from the sun and protection from light rain.
Over windows, awnings create a buffer, shielding the window from the sun. This works to help protect the interior of the home as well as the window itself. If sunlight pours through a window every day without the shielding of curtains or something, it will eventually bleach out whatever it hits. Floors, including wood floors, carpeting and linoleum as well as furniture and even things hanging on the walls that received direct sunlight daily, will eventually suffer from sun damage.
Adding awnings over windows and doors will help to insulate against the damages caused by the sun and by inclement weather. It adds value to the home because of the protection it gives to doors and windows and adds charm to the exterior. Awnings are affordable too, and offer a great way to give the exterior a facelift and curbside appeal. Add awnings to shops and garages for an added buffer between the large doors and the weather. Add awnings to a tall fence to make a makeshift covered patio in the yard.