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building a home addition - what you should know

When building an addition to an existing home, many things can go wrong. If you don't know what you are doing, the addition may not be structurally sound, it may leak water and the electrical system could put the entire home at risk of a fire. When I added two bedrooms to the back of my house, I thought that it was going to be an easy project that could be completed in no time. Little did I know that there is a lot of planning that goes into this type of project. This blog will show you what you need to know before you begin building an addition.


Four Ways To Increase The Curb Appeal Of Your Home

Are you in the process of sprucing up your home for the purpose of making it as attractive as possible to potential homebuyers when you put it on the market in the near future? If so, you've probably whipped your lawn into tip-top shape, planted flowers, and added hanging baskets and other picturesque elements to the exterior of your home. However, you may also have the sense that something is missing but aren't quite able to put your finger on it. Following are four things you can do between now and the time you plan on listing your home that will enhance its appeal. 

Upgrade the Walkway 

The walkway to your front door should always be as welcoming and attractive as possible. Structural issues such as holes and cracks will make any home take on a shabby appearance, and the presence of lichen or moss will make your property look neglected. You can usually get rid of the latter with a good power washing and application of the applicable sealant, but holes and cracks may mean that the walkway needs to be replaced. 

Repair the Stucco Siding

Stucco is among the more attractive siding choices available to modern homeowners, but if it's in disrepair, potential homebuyers aren't going to be able to see its beauty -- even minor chinks and chips stand out. If you're handy with home repairs, you may be able to fix small issues with your stucco siding, but if the problems are more serious or if you simply want to hedge your bets, you should consider hiring a professional exterior stucco repair service like Mr. Stucco Man

Upgrade Your Outdoor Lighting

Many prospective homebuyers understandably want to see what certain neighborhoods are like at night, and attractive-yet-functional exterior lighting helps homes stand out from the rest. For instance, you could install solar-fueled, ground-level lighting along your walkways, use backlighting to show off certain specimen plants in your landscape, and install bright security lighting at vulnerable entry points to your property.

Add Attractive Hardscaping Elements

One of the key components of selling a home in a timely fashion is creating an environment in which potential buyers easily imagine themselves being comfortable and happy. If a certain part of your front yard is particularly attractive, for instance, consider placing a small bench there to make a cozy seating area. A lovely lawn fountain also makes a good focal point and increases general curb appeal.