2016 New Year’s Resolutions: 6 Great Home Improvement Projects for the Exterior of Your Home


Home improvement doesn’t have to cost a fortune or be put off for years due to inability to find the perfect items. In fact, we’ve put together a list of six things you can do to make a huge difference in the appearance of your home. These ideas will not break the bank, and we offer 100% financing on all of our products and services.

  1. Replace the Windows: The windows are the second best thing you can do to improve the overall appearance of your home. Take the opportunity to add new windows or combine the surface area of multiple smaller windows into a larger window while you’re making plans to replace windows. There’s no reason you shouldn’t add more windows as you see fit. Adding new windows or modifying the position of existing windows will require the assistance of a licensed contractor.
  2. Replace the Siding: The siding makes the biggest impact on the way your home looks from the curb. Consider mixing and matching siding for your home to create a truly unique appearance. Choose the right color and style, and you’ll create something you will love for years to come.
  3. Replace the Guttering: The guttering is like the trim for your home. Yes, it’s functional and must function properly in order to protect your home and landscaping from water damage. This doesn’t mean it has to be plain or boring!
  4. Replace the Entry Door: The right entry door can completely transform the entrance to your home. Replace the old entry door with a new one that will make your home look amazing.
  5. Replace the Surround: The area that surrounds the entry door on the right and left, and maybe the top as well shouldn’t be boring. Add new surrounds to create a grand entry for your home.
  6. Paint the Shutters, Porch, and Other Wood Structures: All wooden structures and elements of your home need to be maintained occasionally. Most carpenters and handymen recommend that all of the wooden elements be refinished about every three years to maintain the structural integrity and curb appeal.

The Financial Side of Home Improvements

Most people don’t really have an issue when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle when their current vehicle gets old. The full price of the six home improvements we mentioned in this blog post average roughly the same cost as investing into a mid-range vehicle. This is easily affordable in a single year with our 100% financing option. Ask us about it when you call!

Curb Appeal in Palatine, IL

Curb appeal issues can be addressed any time of the year. We can help with all of your curb appeal needs where your home is concerned. Our extensive lines of siding, entry doors, surrounds, windows, and guttering provide all you need to tackle multiple projects throughout the year. Stop by our showroom at 50 East Palatine Road in Palatine, IL or call us at 847-991-9180 to discuss your home improvement needs.