Did you know that houses were staying on the market for an average of 50 days in the Los Angeles area last year? This is a long time to stay listed, but if you prepare your home, you can shorten the timeline. 

Decluttering and staging your house will help, but the exterior should be your focal point. If you want to get the best value for your home, there are a few projects to work on. By improving your curb appeal, you can invest and enjoy coming home. 

Exterior home remodeling can be overwhelming and expensive. Take a look below to discover which exterior projects are worth your time and sanity! 

1. Upgrade Windows

Whether you’re ready to sell or preparing for the future, it doesn’t hurt to improve your curb appeal. Upgrading windows can make a significant difference from the exterior and even allow more sunlight into your home. 

The average cost is more than $700 per window, but paint can be a cheaper alternative. If you can’t afford to replace all of your windows, a fresh coat of paint on the frames can help. Our team can paint window and door frames quickly, giving your home a face-lift in a day. 

2. Enhance Your Entrance

When you walk up to your house, are you excited to walk through the door?

The entrance is the first thing that you and your guests see upon arrival, so it’s important to make a good impression. There are a few ways you can improve the appearance, but decorations will only take you so far. Consider painting the exterior doors and windows at the entrance to make things look fresh. 

3. Apply Fresh Paint

One of the most noticeable and valuable projects before moving out is to paint the exterior. Whether you have wood panels, doors, or window frames that need to be freshened up, our team can help!  

Our team at Stephen James Painting is familiar with the Santa Barbara housing market and can help improve your curb appeal. Before you choose a color, take a look at our article to find the best exterior options! 

4. Invest in Textured Shingles 

Flat, old shingles make homes look dull and worry potential buyers. If you want to make a worthy investment, you should replace your roof.

Textured shingles add dimension and security above your head. They increase strength and can even mimic the appearance of slate and natural wood. If you need help with exterior paint after the project, Stephen James Painting can assist. 

Tackle Exterior Home Remodeling Projects Today

There’s only so much you can do within your home to increase its value. Unfortunately, many people make up their minds even before stepping foot through the door.  

To make an impression, exterior home remodeling can help. With new paint, shingles, and an impressionable entrance, you’ll get every penny’s worth. Investing in your home can help you put down more money for your next place. 

To discover more about Stephen James Exterior Painting, check out our exterior painting services and request a free quote at the bottom!