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5 Great Home Exterior Makeovers

5 Great Home Exterior Makeovers

Your home should be your castle, a place where you can relax after a hard day. But, it should also be a personal space where you can express your true personality and feel comfortable.

This is one of the main reasons that most homeowners start remodeling; a desire to make their home their own. However, when you do this the outside of the property is often overlooked. After all, you don’t sit staring at the outside of your home very often!

But, a great looking exterior can inspire you when you get home and will help to maintain the value of your property.

Here are 5 great home exterior makeovers:

1.      Cladding

Cladding is a great way to transform your building. You simply need to take a look at the array of options on offer at CGS Façade to appreciate how it can both personalize and improve the exterior of your home.

Whether you go for traditional wood, vinyl, metal or some other material it will provide you with an additional layer of insulation and help your house to stay warmer in the winter as well as cooler in the summer. This will reduce your energy bills and can even help to offset the cost of your cladding!

2.      Decking

You need an outside space in order to entertain or enjoy the better weather. Decking is one of the best options for this as it is relatively maintenance free and easy to erect. You’ll need as large an area as possible to give room for the table, chairs and some more relaxed seating.

It is also essential to add lights and the ability to provide some shade from the heat of the summer sun. Add some nice balustrades and you’ll have transformed the outside of your home

3.      Landscape

It is very important to look at the flow of your garden and landscape accordingly. You need easy access to any flower beds or outhouses. You’ll also want to tidy your fences and minimize the time you’ll spend maintaining your garden. If you love gardening flower beds and vegetable patches are a good addition. But, if you’re not keen on gardening keep the lines simple and most of the garden as lawn; why make yourself additional work?

4.      Driveways

If you don’t have a driveway but have the space for one then consider adding it. They don’t need to cost a fortune but it is important to check for utilities before you start digging.

A driveway can be as simple as hardcore with gravel on top or you can get the professionals to lay tarmac, concrete, block paving or a variety of other materials.

The driveway should lead towards your front door; inviting you and your guests into your stunning home.

5.      Windows & Doors

Your windows and doors need to have a good clean and, if necessary, be updated. You may be able to repaint the door to transform it or you may prefer to change it for a more contemporary look. Just be sure to keep it in the style of your home.

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Points To Bear In Mind When Hiring Building Suppliers

By Guest Blogger, Rohin D.

Points To Bear In Mind When Hiring Building Suppliers

 

When we talk about home construction or home improvement there are a number of things which have to be taken into account. There are also many loose ends which have to be tied up. Amongst the various things identifying the right Building suppliers without any doubt is an important and critical task. The raw materials which go in to the making of any building without any doubt is one of the most important task and there cannot be any compromise on the same. However, with so many options being available, making the right choice often becomes a challenging and difficult task. We will try and identify a few important points that we need to bear in mind when availing the services of these professionals. You could need them for your home or also for improving the looks and appearances of your office. It might be needed for improving the curb appeal and also lead to freeing of more space whether it your home or office. The following are the most important points which one must take into account before going in for these suppliers.

 

Do They Have A Wide Selection Of Materials

 

It would always be better to look for a supplier who can provide all the building materials under one platform. It makes no sense to run  around from one supplier to another for this job. You certainly want everything available at the best prices under one umbrella. This will help you to load the materials required in one transport facility and get along with the job rather than making repeated trips to different building material outlets. It does save quite a bit of time and money which otherwise may not have been possible.

 

A Good Track Record Of Proven Service

 

When looking for suppliers of building materials, the onus lies on you to be sure that you are identifying somebody who comes with a good and proven track record. This is important from the perspective of quantity and quality. It would always be better to look for a supplier who runs a family owned business.  This is important because they would know the specific needs and requirements of the customers and act accordingly.

 

Check The Samples Before Ordering

 

Whether it is rock building materials, concrete, cement or sand, the onus lies on you to look for somebody who is known to match samples with actual supplies. It would be advisable to look for somebody who allows the customers to physically look at the samples and then decide placement of orders. The contract should contain a clause that if the orders or not as per the sample specifications and quality, then the customer should have the option to cancel the order or even return the supplies and take refund if desired.

 

Take Some Expert Advice Before Moving Forward

 

Finally as a customer you must be sure that you are buying the right grade of cement, concrete or the right type of rocks and stones for our landscaping and other needs. If needed you must not hesitate to take the help of professionals and then move forward.

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