Is your home’s exterior looking a bit tired and outdated? Whether you’re thinking of selling your home or you just want to feel pride when you look at it from the street, one of the best ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is to replace your windows and doors.
Since not all windows and doors are created equal, here are three ways to boost the curb appeal of your Indianapolis home with new doors and windows.
Add a splash of color
Changing your entire home exterior color scheme takes a lot of work. You’d need to replace or paint your siding and perhaps even replace your roof. However, you can switch up your color scheme just by changing the color of your window and door frames. Pick a color that really stands out against the other colors on your home’s exterior. For instance, if your siding and roof are shades of gray, choose dark green window frames and sashes. If your siding is tan and your roof is brown, perhaps dark blue window frames are a wise choice.
It’s hard to know what colors will look nice on your home
without doing a little experimenting. Try uploading a picture of your
home into Renewal by Andersen’s Visualizer tool. You can then preview how different window and door colors will look on your home.
Decorate with grilles
Grilles are decorative accessories that divide a window pane into multiple segments. For example, you can have a grille that divides a pane into six equal segments, or one that divides it into quarters. Grilles call a bit more attention to your windows and give them a little more character.
You can boost the curb appeal of your Indianapolis home by choosing grilles that coordinate with your home’s architectural style. For a rustic, country home, choose a prairie-style grille, which creates long rectangles on the edges of your window and squares in its corners. For a traditional home, consider a colonial grille, which divides the window into six equal segments. If you have a glass front door, you can fit it with the same style grille to coordinate with your new windows.
Add a bay or bow window
One way to boost the curb appeal of your Indianapolis home is to add a bay or bow window to one of the windows in the front of your home. Both bay and bow windows extend out from your home’s exterior walls, which adds depth to your home’s profile. They can serve as the focal point of your home’s aesthetics from the curb.
Bay windows consist of three to five windows placed side-by-side in an arc that projects outward. Bow windows consist of three windows installed in a more rigid angle. Typically, you’d use a bay window on a long wall, such as a living room wall, and a bow window for a smaller window in a kitchen or dining room. If you don’t currently have a large window opening to accommodate this type of design, don’t worry. Your window installation experts may be able to expand your current window opening to accommodate the necessary size.
Ready for new windows?
If your Indianapolis home is ready for a makeover, contact the experts at Renewal by Andersen. We can visit your home for a free in-home consultation and discuss design ideas that will work well for you.