If your home has looked the same for years, you may be ready for a change. There are many things you can do, two of which are listed below. This should help you get a good start on your home's makeover.
If you have not replaced your windows in some time, replace them with some vinyl windows. You will generally find vinyl windows to be less expensive when compared to other types, such as steel, wood, and fiberglass.
Vinyl windows also offer good insulation for your home and they are sturdy. They can reduce the amount of noise that comes into your home because they are double- or triple-paned. They can also save you on your monthly energy bills, and they are low in maintenance. The only thing you will have to do to keep them maintained is to keep them clean, as they will not require any painting.
Vinyl windows have R-values. The higher the R-value of the window is, the greater the heat resistance will be. You can find a variety of vinyl windows. Some have the tilt in feature, which makes the windows easier to clean. This is great if you have a home that is two or more stories.
You can also choose double-hung vinyl windows, which is where the bottom sash slides up and the top sash slides down. The windows contractor, such as Central Glass, can show you all the different types to help you make a choice.
Paint can go a long way in giving your home a makeover. If the current paint looks worn, give it a fresh coat. You could also change the color completely to give your home a different look. You will be amazed at the difference this can make. Paint your front door also to make it look new.
Before you get started, you need to do some preparations. Remove things like mailboxes, planters, house numbers, shutters, light fixtures, and anything else that is close to your home. Cover bushes with drop cloths to protect them from paint.
Power wash your home to clean off dirt and debris, and then repair any cracks or holes with caulk. Apply a primer to all surfaces you are painting. Let the primer completely dry before you move on to painting. Mix your paint thoroughly before you get started. You will need to stir it as you go along to keep it mixed.
You will need a brush and roller to paint your home. Rolling is quicker but you will have to use a brush for the trim and corners.
If you have never painted before, you should consider hiring someone to do this job for you.