Adding Curb Appeal With Awnings

Posted on 2013-12-02 by Justin
Patio Awning Much of the value of a home can be determined by what it looks like on the outside. Curb appeal is incredibly important when you are going to try and sell your home or even if you just want it to look great. There are lots of different ways to improve the curb appeal of your home, and home awnings are one of the great options you can use.

Curb appeal considerations

Your home is one of your most valuable assets and is also where you lay your head at night and keep your family warm and comfortable. When many people think of decorating their home, they neglect to think of the design changes that could be made outside the home. Awnings provide many different and flexible options for improving the look of your home from outside, and in.

Here are a few things that you should consider when you want to add more value to your home through adding awnings.

Quality of materials

The awnings that you choose should be the highest quality that you can afford and be made to last. Awnings can be made of many different materials and this should definitely be taken into consideration when you are planning your renovation. Some of the highest quality awnings are made of several layers of canvas or high strength fabrics. The fabric that is used to make the awnings should be rated for outdoor use and you should make sure and research how long they are supposed to last. With something like this, having a warranty is a very good idea and something that should be considered because awnings are going to be exposed to the sun and elements simply by the nature of the function they serve.

Color choice

Choosing your awning color is important. White awnings can be attractive, but there are also many color options you can choose from. When choosing a colored awning to coordinate with your home décor, you’ll also want to make sure that the fabric is color protected or can at least withstand the rays of the sun beating down on it. The better the material initially used in the construction the better the awning will last and provide a long life of curb appeal for your home.

Size and shape

The size, shape and number of awnings are also a very important consideration when you are choosing awnings for your home. Having awnings on your home is a very attractive option to increase curb appeal, but you can have too few or too many awnings. You should be sure to choose the style of awnings to fit the design and architecture of the house so you don’t overdo it. A Mediterranean style home could look very different with awnings than a modern style home. If you aren’t sure what kind of awnings you should use or how they will coordinate with your home, you can normally consult a salesperson or designer at the company who produces the awnings to help you find the best fit. They will also be able to help you determine what sizes and quantities are going to be the best fit for your home and style.

Beyond curb appeal

Besides adding curb appeal, and warming up the look and feel of your home, an awning will add value. Your home will be protected. You will be able to extend your home to take advantage of outdoor spaces without the sun beating down on you. Awnings also protect the inside of your home, limiting the UV rays that enter it.

Having awnings on your home can really increase the curb appeal when used properly and can also help protect the other design touches you have made throughout the rest of the home. They will protect much of the inside from UV rays that can damage paint, furniture and artwork preserving the overall look of your home. This will also make your home more appealing, not only to you, but to would be buyers when they come indoors. Awnings can also coordinate with landscaping and complete an entire outdoor design package. Awnings can also provide more usable outdoor space what would have otherwise been unusable or less functional.

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