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Give Your Home an Updated, Fresh Appearance

You don’t have to buy a new home to give your home a new appearance. A few basic, but important updates can bring a tired old house into this era and add value to your home.

Soffit and Fascia

If you are not familiar with these terms, they refer to the trim that finished off the edges of your roof-line. The soffit is the area on the underside – the part you see if you look straight up. The fascia is the trim that runs along the front face of the roof edge and gives it its thickness. Some can be painted, but it may be time to replace it. If you decide to install quality soffit and fascia St Louis MO is a good place to look.

Fresh Paint

Not all surfaces can be painted, but wood siding, stucco and even many brick surfaces might be candidates. Make sure to give the house a good power wash before starting and in most cases, it may need to be primed first. As an alternative to paint, a solid stain may sometimes be applied to porous surfaces. You can change the look of the entire home by painting or staining. Choose colors that coordinate with the soffit and fascia.

New Jewelry

The finishing touches such as the porch lights, mailbox and address numbers, pillar wraps, flower boxes and shutters are sometimes referred to as the jewelry. These are the items that bring a look together and create a cohesive appearance. Try to select the same general style for all of these pieces, meaning don’t choose a country style mailbox and sleek modern lighting. Try to find pieces within the same style and color family to show off your home to its best advantage.

Have fun with the project and choose colors and styles that make you happy. These changes will give your house new life and make it a place you are proud to come home to.

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