Boost Your Curb Appeal

Spring is in the air!

Or, at least, it feels like it is. You never can tell what the Minnesota weather has in store this time of year, but that shouldn’t stop you from planning for warmer months. Northfield Construction Company can help with that!

Curb appeal matters — from the time you spend living in your home to the moment you decide to list it for sale. Like it or not, the outside of your house is the first thing that everyone sees. Make a good impression, make your home more attractive, and make the most of your property in one fell swoop.

Here are a few considerations for adding value to your curb appeal:

    • Exterior work
      Could your siding use an upgrade? Is your front door in rough shape? What about your windows? Update the materials and surfaces that surround your home to ensure that the first thing people see isn’t a dirty and downtrodden building, but a bright and welcoming one!
    • Landscaping
      Show off your green space by approaching landscaping from a strategic point of view. If you have a smaller yard, avoid large and overwhelming plants. If you have more space to spread out, put some extra thought into where you would like your plants to go rather than just plotting them wherever. You want to avoid a messy look, but still include landscaping that is appealing to the eye. Don’t forget to pick things that YOU genuinely like — it’s your property, after all!
    • Roofing
      If you find yourself cringing at the mere mention of a roof, then it may be time to check on yours. Nothing looms over you quite like a shotty roof. One of the best boosts for your home is getting a new roof when necessary. Unless you have had directly damage done to your roof, a good rule thumb is to replace your roof by the following parameters:
      • Composition Shingles: 12-20 years
      • Asphalt Shingles: 15-30 years
      • Wood Shingles: 20-25 years
    • Deck and patio space
      If there was ever a perfect time to consider adding an outdoor living space to your home, spring and summer are it! Add a spacious deck, sunlit patio, or comfortable three-season porch. It is amazing what these additions can do for your home — not to mention boost your mood!


If you are interested in making some outdoor improvements this season, give Northfield Construction Company a call for some trusted guidance and expertise. We can help your home look its best!

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