As the mercury rises, you’re probably turning your eyes to the outside to see what types of projects you can do to remodel the outside of your home. If you spend a good portion of your summer outside or just want to improve the look of what you already have, now is the time to get thinking about those projects. For one, you have the time now to start thinking ahead to get ideas. Also, if you’re thinking about hiring someone to do the work for you, many companies start booking early, so you want to reserve your space so that you can enjoy the benefits of whatever type of remodeling you’re considering.

If you’re stumped for ideas, check out some of these to get your wheels turning.

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Get Your Deck in Shape

Whether you like to enjoy your morning coffee on your deck or you throw a lot of parties, remodeling your deck is a great idea for the summer. Depending on its condition, you may choose to restain your deck. Over time and due to weather conditions, your deck may start to look old. You can give it a boost by choosing a new stain or decide to paint it. Whichever one you choose should complement the rest of your home.

One popular idea is to use different colored paint on the deck floor and rails. Some people even paint the handrail a different color from the rails. It’s something to consider if you totally want to remodel your deck. 

Perhaps your deck doesn’t necessarily need a facelift with a fresh coat of paint or stain but just needs some TLC. One way to get it ready for the summer is to powerwash it. Either of these ideas can transform your deck and improve its appearance.

Once you have the deck complete, you can spice up the look by adding wicker furniture, lighting, and other decorations that make it look and feel like another room in your house. That idea is trending now as more people look to enhance their decks. Choosing deck furniture and accessories that won’t rust or get weathered can be key to having a picturesque deck.

Add a Fence or Update Your Old Own

Maybe you have a porch or walkway that you haven’t been using to its fullest because you never had a fence around it, or you’ve always wanted to upgrade the fence around your home to make it safer for the kids to run around. Perhaps you have a fence, but it’s bringing down your home’s appearance. Whatever the case, now is the time to add fences around porches or your home. 

This can include painting or staining the fence to give it a fresh look. Just like with the deck painting, you’ll want to choose a color that will compliment your home. You’ll be surprised at how much better your house will look with a new fence or one that’s been updated.

Painting Your Home

You can feel like you’re driving up to a new house by just getting a fresh coat of paint. Whether you’re updating the current color or changing it completely, having a newly painted house not only looks great but can also increase your home’s value. 

At Osborne Painting, we’ve helped countless homeowners in the Raleigh area update the look of their home. You can check out some of our painting projects here for inspiration.

One idea that is gaining in popularity is painting the exterior of your main door a bright color that compliments the exterior. Some people choose a bright aqua door to go along with a beige exterior. If you really want to be bold, you can go with a red door to compliment the rest of your home. Whatever vision you have, let us know at Osborne Painting. We can make it happen!

Gutter Replacement

When you’re talking about painting your home, it’s also a good time to look at the condition of your gutters. Many of us forget about our gutters until you start getting water damage because they’re not working properly.

Besides water damage, you can tell if your gutters need to be replaced if there are sections that are not staying together or if you notice any small cracks. 

Call Our Raleigh Exterior Remodeling Team!

Whether it’s deck remodeling, house or fence painting, or gutter replacement, count on Osborne Painting to get the job done. We have helped many homeowners in the Raleigh area to spruce up their homes with a variety of exterior projects. Call us today at 919-878-6611 for more information and an estimate.