First impressions matter.
Whether you arrive early to an interview or pick up the check after a meal with a work associate you have met for the first time, the first few seconds of an encounter go a long way toward determining the success of building a positive relationship. For a home, the positive first impression is called curb appeal.
Curb appeal refers to the value of your home’s exterior. You have several ways to enhance the curb appeal of your house and thus, increase the value of the entire property. You can hire siding contractors to install vinyl siding or contract with a landscaping company to add neatly trimmed hedges in front of a bay window. Another type of strategy to enhance the curb appeal of your home is to give it a more rustic, charming appearance.
This means adding wooden walls and other wooden accessories to help you boost the curb appeal of your house.
The Visual Appeal of a Log Cabin
What comes immediately to mind when you see a log cabin or a home constructed with wooden walls that exude the aesthetic appeal of a log cabin? You probably think the home produces a cozy, relaxed ambiance that is the perfect place to unwind after a hectic day at work. When you hire home remodeling contractors to add wooden walls to your home, you transform your property into one of the most visually appealing properties in the neighborhood.
A wooden screen, which is a wall of wood designed with horizontal slats, adds visual variety to your home while also providing much-needed shade and privacy. Adding a wooden screen can conceal a front patio where you entertain guests or create a barrier located between your home and an adjacent lot. Wooden screens also create an effective backdrop for installing outdoor lights. You can go with all horizontal wooden slats or mix them up by blending the slats with other materials such as brick, cement, and/or pavers.
The Role of Siding
Adding accent siding that produces a full or partial wooden wall appearance can increase the curb appeal of your home. It also creates design diversity with the other elements of your home’s exterior. Many homes constructed during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s in the mountainous regions of the United States used T1-11 siding, which is a wood or wood-based siding product that presents a natural, wood-grained appearance. If your home improvement budget cannot fit the cost of installing logs to create a log cabin ambiance, T1-11 siding might be the solution to enhance the curb appeal of your house.
The Little Additions Matter
Accent pieces designed with wood, such as a mailbox and planter box, can improve the curb appeal of your home if you choose not to add wooden walls. Replacing an old series of cement steps with wooden decking generates visual appeal without busting the home improvement budget. Adirondack chairs, benches, and tables promote a laid-back, social ambiance that plays off the other exterior design elements of your home.
If you decide to renovate your home by adding wooden walls to create a log cabin look, make sure your vision complies with all the rules followed by the members of your neighborhood association.
Mares & Dow
Contact your local skylight contractors at Mares & Dow Construction and Skylights today to transform your home. We have over 40 years of installation and consulting experience.