Fall is the perfect season for exterior home renovations. Not only is the weather much more comfortable to work in, many contractors will be finishing up their summer workload and may be ready to take on new projects. If you’ve decided that it’s time to create an addition for your home, one of the most significant questions you’ll face is how to incorporate its appearance with your home’s existing siding. There are a few different ways that you can approach this and your contractor will go over them with you however going in with some ideas is always a great plan.
Tis the season for renovations
As the temperature cools a bit and summer projects finish up, your home addition project may finally be at the top of the to do list. Building a home addition is a great way to increase the living space in your home or welcome a family member to share your space. And it can be a great excuse to improve the curb appeal of your house!
With the price of lumber finally dropping back down to pre-pandemic levels, now is the perfect time to bring those home renovation ideas to life.
How to blend the curb appeal of your addition
There are a few different ways that you can blend your addition with the existing exterior of your home. Depending on the age and quality of your home’s existing exterior, one is likely a better option than the other however this addition might just be the perfect excuse to go all-in on a curb-appeal upgrade.
Blend the exteriors
Choosing a complementary cladding style for your home addition is a great way to tie the two sections together. Blend brick with vinyl siding, wood siding with natural stone or stucco with vertical cladding for a visually appealing exterior look.
Match the materials
If it hasn’t been too long since you did the siding on the main part of your house it’s possible that you’ll be able to find a matching colour, material or style that will make it look like it was all done at once.
Paint your house
When you choose a cladding material that can be painted, you can opt to paint both your new section and the original one so that they match. While vinyl siding often doesn’t take as well to being painted as stone, brick or wood, you can talk to your contractor to come up with the best plan for your situation.
Cover your existing siding
It is possible for some siding styles to get covered with new siding, without having to remove the old material. Brick and stucco are two examples of cladding that can be covered with vinyl, metal or wood without needing a major renovation. This can help keep the cost of residing your home to match the addition lower than if you had to remove the existing siding before redoing it.
Redo it all
If your existing exterior material is nearing the end of its functional life, now may be the perfect time to call it good and just replace the siding on your entire home. Although this may not be the most cost-efficient option at the moment, if you’re just a few years away from needing new siding anyways it makes sense that you’d want to have your whole home done in the same siding style.
New and updated siding creates massive curb appeal
Although there are many small things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home like painting your trim and front door, creating a cozy porch and planting eye catching trees, updating your siding is sure to have the biggest impact.