6 Desirable Exterior Features of Your Crested Butte Home
I am often asked when working with buyers, “What are some of the more desirable features in a home?” If you are buying a home that needs work, you may consider integrating some of these features into your home remodel for your enjoyment. If you are a seller, consider adding these features so that you will have a mountain home that appeals to the majority of buyers. Also remember that curb appeal and the exterior of your home are very important. The outside of your home is the first thing someone sees so it’s best to make a good first impression! Here are 6 desirable exterior features of your Crested Butte home.
A deck facing south to capture the sun is a great place to sit and have your morning coffee or end of the day to watch the sunset. This can be a great addition to a small home to extend the living space in the spring/summer/fall months. Be sure the snow does not shed off the roof onto the deck.
2..Standing Seam Metal Roof
These roof types are great for mountain homes and come in many colors and materials. A rusted metal roof look is very attractive on a home. These roofs heat up from the sun, and snow slides off easier than with other roofing materials. You may want to have your roof inspected and every spring to check the impact of the winter snow/ice.
Adding beds of wildflowers and planting some aspen trees that turn in the fall can make a big difference. While you are at it, you will want to add a sprinkler system with drip irrigation system for the beds, and hanging plants and pots on decks.
4..Exterior Paint or Stain
The weather can be hard on a mountain home, especially the sun. Look closely at the south-facing exterior, which takes the brunt of the sun’s rays. Re-staining wood and repainting trim work can be a necessary to-do item every four to five years.
The appearance of a home at dusk or at night can make a huge difference in feel of the home and the emotions from a Buyer. Update the lighting to make a lasting first impression.
If your driveway is gravel, my bet is there is more mud than rock. Snowplows have a way of removing the rock every winter. Installing asphalt or more expensive concrete will keep your garage and house cleaner (less mud and dust) and is more desirable. Most driveways have a slope – look to add a drainage system with metal grates if there is a spot where the water collects and freezes so as to remove the water. If your asphalt driveway has not been sealed, this can make it look brand new. You may also investigate heating walkways, or an apron close to the home.
6 Desirable Exterior Features of Your Crested Butte Home Final Thoughts
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