4 Tips to Increase Curb Appeal

Published March 24, 2015
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Increase Curb Appeal If you’ve been thinking about selling your house, then Lake Washington Windows is here to help with a few tips on adding curb appeal and value to your home.  Windows and doors are our specialty and they become even more important when you’re trying to increase curb appeal and the value of your home.

  • Replace Windows

Windows that are drafty, damaged, rotted, etc. can instantly decrease appeal and value in your home. Trading in those old, drafty windows for Energy Star efficient windows can start immediately lowering your fuel cost and, according to realtors, buyers are willing to spend a little more if they know the house has new, energy-efficient windows. In addition, buyers are increasingly asking for discounts if they know that windows need to be replaced.  Budget is always important when looking at remodeling for selling, but windows have been shown to recoup 83-85% of their replacement costs. Contact us today to see how we can help update your windows while staying in your budget.

  • Replace the Front Windows

Front Windows If you can’t update or replace all your windows, consider replacing the windows in the front of the house where first impressions are made.  At Lake Washington Windows & Doors, we’ve replaced just the front windows in many homes in Bellevue, Seattle, and Mercer Island.  Then, the following year, replaced the rest of the windows in the home.  This is a very common approach taken by some of our past clients.  They get the wonderful compliments from their neighbors and friends on how nice their home looks with the updated windows!

  • Make your Front Door Pop

New Front Door A new front door can do wonders for a home like this one in Seattle that we recently replaced. The front door is the focal point and where eyes should be drawn to, so make it stand out! Whether it’s a new custom wood door or even just a splash of paint to make it pop, you don’t want to overlook it. This includes the door’s hardware. Give it a polish to help the door stand out. Don’t forget to add a nice personal touch like a swag or wreath to reflect your style and home’s interior. For more than a wreath, check out some other ways to make your house pop with new front door ideas.

  • Replace your Siding

New Siding Replacing your home siding, like windows, provides one of the best returns on your investment in terms of home remodeling projects.  For this home in Issaquah, we removed old problematic LP siding with new James Hardie Fiber Cement siding.  Adding 4” accent trim around the windows and box trim around the 1st floor corner windows gave the siding project the finishing touch and curb appeal that this homeowner desired.  James Hardie products are not only durable and low-maintenance, but their design provides excellent match to traditional cedar wood siding.

About Lake Washington Windows & Doors

Lake Washington Windows & Doors is a licensed general contractor specializing in replacement window products. Our service area extends throughout the Greater Seattle area, including Bellevue, Issaquah, Kent, Renton, Woodinville and more. The professional team at Lake Washington Windows has more than 100 combined years of window, door and siding experience, so you can rest assured that we can recommend the best solution for your home and budget.

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