When it comes to the perceived value of your cabin, curb appeal is a very big factor. When your cabin looks enticing from the outside, it pulls in a lot of extra money. If you feel that your cabin just isn't cutting it, here are four steps that you can take to enhance its exterior appearance.
Assuming that your door is in good condition, you can really enhance the curb appeal of your cabin by sprucing it up. Start by painting the door to a striking color. You want the door to be able to stand out from the rest of your cabin so that it draws the attention of any visitor. Red is one of the most popular colors right now. Once your door is painted, be sure to add some new hardware. A new handle and deadbolt can do wonders for upgrading the look of your cabin. You may also consider distressing your door, or replacing it altogether if you can afford the cost right now. For a simpler, lower cost option, add something nice to your front door like a tasteful wreath.
There are so many options when it comes to roofing. Traditional asphalt shingles have been widely developed to include a large array of various textures and colors. If it's getting close to the time to replace your roof, consider getting it done now. Any residential roofing expert can assist you in finding the best-priced shingle to fit your budget and enhance the look of your cabin. If you don't like the look of traditional shingles, you can always change it up. Some other materials include metal, composite, tiling, and shakes. You may also consider adding solar panels, which look nice and also show people that you are doing your part to help the earth.
The trim color helps the exterior to stand out or fall back into the norm. You can do yourself a big favor by following the three-color rule. This means that your cabin should have three main colors that it uses. There should be a separate color for the siding, trim, and shutters or doors. Refreshing your cabin’s trim with a new coat of paint can breathe life back into your cabin, especially if you have recently updated the siding or exterior paint without redoing the trim.
Landscaping is a no-brainer when it comes to a cabin’s exterior. A cabin that has a landscaped property is more desirable than one that doesn't. If you don't want to spend an arm and a leg, try to keep your design simple. If you're not really into gardening, stick to low maintenance plants that will look good year-round.
Enhancing the look of your cabin’s exterior can be done in a number of different ways. The above are just four great places to start that will give you the most bang for your buck. Remember that some simple upgrades that can be done for under $100 can have a big impact on the overall look of your cabin.