If your home has zero to minimal street presence, you may want to consider modest front façade improvements―a beautiful home can make a big statement in a neighborhood such as in Bethesda, Potomac, and Arlington! A good façade presentation is critical to a home’s value and your own personal enjoyment. From a fresh coat of paint to a well-groomed front sidewalk, small enhancements can improve both resale value and personal pride. The Wentworth home exterior remodeling team can design and recommend cost-effective solutions for the front of your Chevy Chase home.
Façade Remodels & Home Exterior Remodeling in Washington, DC
One way to really get creative during a façade renovation is to focus on your shutters. Shutters can enhance the front exterior of your home, but they should ideally look like real, operable shutters. Flimsy plastic shutters stuck onto siding or inappropriately sized or mounted will scream “fake” to people looking at your home. We always recommend being judicious in the use of shutters. In some instances, removing shutters can actually help the aesthetics and be a cost-effective way to “class up” a home.
Window boxes can also give life to a front façade. Window boxes should be the width of the window, and they can visually extend beyond the height of the windows to appear taller. For wide and large window boxes, we have occasionally installed decorative brackets below a window. A large planter is placed upon the brackets, and along with the support brackets it becomes part of the architecture. In the summer, the planter is softened with flowers, and in the winter, it provides unique aesthetic detail to the front of the home.
Beyond windows, details such as handsome columns, upgraded railings, a dovecote in the gable, and a well-built louver as a gable vent will easily enhance a front façade. Even simple and attractive house numerals in either black iron or brushed stainless steel can convey a sense of style that is important to the overall look of the home. When well thought out, the details have a cumulative effect that can greatly improve the aesthetic of your Chevy Chase home’s front façade remodel.
Check out some of Wentworth’s videos to see our remodeling team in action! If you’re interested in getting started with our façade renovation services throughout Bethesda, Potomac, and Arlington, give us a call at (240) 383-1226 or contact us online.
Façade Remodeling & Color Enhancement in Chevy Chase, MD
A new coat of paint is a practical and cost-effective way to quickly enhance the look of a home. Before painting the entire exterior, the paint colors should be carefully chosen and tested. Typically, we suggest the use of two or three colors to complement one another, and our interior designer can help you use paint color to play up the best architectural features of your home.
For example, you probably don’t want to call attention to your garage door, but you might want to emphasize your main entrance door with an accent color. If you own a brick home, it can be a bit trickier. Usually, a “white wash” or a patina look on brick is low-maintenance and provides high aesthetic value.
Our home exterior remodeling team is excited to discuss your exterior renovation project today! Contact us online or call (240) 383-1226 to get started.