Especially in the age of Covid-19, Americans are finding their homes more important than ever. Especially now, we spend the majority of our time at home, and it should be a place that makes you happy and proud.
Additionally, our homes are often our single largest investment, so it is important to maintain their appeal. Be it regular maintenance, a total renovation, or something in between, here are some ways to add curb appeal to your home on a variety of budgets:


Most Costly Option

The most costly option to spruce up your home is our total exterior renovation service. This typically includes replacing the siding, masonry if present, trim, garage doors, and more. Doing all of these projects at once will save you a bit of time and money, and you will also be able to totally customize the look of your home.

Indeed, new siding, a new entryway, and new garage doors often make a home look completely brand new. This is a great option for those who are dissatisfied with the entire look of their home, and have the budget to do a major overhaul. But note that as a small, private enterprise, we at Carolan Contractors can work with you to make your home’s exterior reflect your dreams.

Mid-Range Options

Some mid-range options would include new doors, a new roof, or maybe a portico, for example:

  • Doors: While often overlooked, your front door is the first thing you and guests see when entering your home. A new door is a great start at making your home more attractive. We work with ProVia entry doors, which are available in a wide variety of styles and budgets. Contact our office for an e-catalog if you want to learn more.
  • Roof: Depending on your home, your roof is more important to its aesthetics than you probably realize. For example, on Cape Cod and ranch style homes, where much of the roof is visible from the street, an old stained roof can really drag your house down. Replacing your roof with Architectural Shingles by GAF or Owens Corning will not only add value and water security to your home, but will also refresh its look.
  • Portico: A new portico (also known as a “covered entry”) is a very popular project to boost curb appeal. Either as part of a larger project, or as a standalone job, a portico adds great value to your home. Not only does it provide shelter from the elements, it adds important dimension to the front of your home. When they come to us, our customers sometimes complain about their house looking ‘too flat’ or too much like other houses on their street. A portico is a custom detail that sets your house apart from the rest.

Other Options

Our recommendation for sprucing up ones home on the lower end of budgets is a full trim/shutter upgrade. We have often worked with customers who have purchased homes with vinyl siding that don’t have much character or charm on the outside. Adding decorative crown molding over windows, new shutters, and luxurious yet low maintenance Fypon entry door surrounds can totally transform the look of your home.

There’s a lot you can do, and there are a ton of options. But the best way to figure it out is to contact us so we can discuss the best strategy for you to upgrade your home. Call us today at (973) 857-1555.