8 Exterior Home Update Ideas

Advice from our experts at Center Island Contracting can give the exterior of your home the transformation it needs. Update your curb appeal and add value to your property by making little changes that can have a drastic effect on the overall look of the outside of your home. Below are some exterior home update ideas to liven up your curb appeal.

Replace Roof

The roof is such a large part of the home’s exterior that if it changes, the whole appearance of the exterior will change. Giving your roof an upgrade will make the whole property feel like new, especially if you decide to change the shape of the roof.


A simple paint color change can have a big impact on the exterior of your home. Neutral colors are usually best, which allows for a cohesive look when there are multiple materials to unify. If you’re looking into a more dramatic change, ask our design experts at Center Island Contracting about cladding materials.


Updated landscape design can kick up your curb appeal and make your home’s exterior look polished and pulled together. Marry the style of your home with the style of plants and flowers you choose for both your front and backyard. For example, if your home’s exterior is traditional talk to our landscape design specialists about making your garden traditional as well.

Window Replacement

Another relatively small project that packs a big punch in the overall design of the home’s exterior is switching out windows. Our experts can explain the differences between the many window options to find the ones that will work best for your home.

New Front Door

A new or updated front door is the least expensive exterior update on this list and it can dramatically change the look of your house. Whether you buy a new front door or refurbish your existing door, the same end goal will be achieved.

Add a Porch

Add character and more outside living space to the exterior of your home by adding a porch. Make sure the style of your porch falls in line with the overall design of the exterior of your home. Porches add instant charm!

Add Extension

Adding an extension can completely change the look of the exterior of the home, not to mention it gives you bonus space inside of the home too. An extension can balance out the architecture of your existing exterior. Whether you need dormers, extensions or home additions, we are ready to provide you with a complete design consistent with your home’s existing architecture.

Convert Garage

A garage conversion will increase the value of your home because it adds on more livable square footage. Large garage doors might be an eye sore to your desired exterior style.


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