Small Changes That Can Make A Home

Many homeowners embark on large projects when they want to revamp their home and create a new look to make their house feel more like “home.” They might paint the exterior a new color, invest in new landscaping or even knock down walls and change the floor plan. However, these bigger projects can take time, and the costs can add up quickly. Thankfully, sometimes even the smallest changes can give your house a new look, turning it into a home that feels like your own. Here are a few of our favorites to try:

  • Accent shutters. If your home is looking plain and your friends and family are having trouble distinguishing it from your neighbors, adding colorful accents is a great way to make it stand out. It also allows you to add your own style without painting the entire house. Your window shutters are one of the quickest color changes you can make – just be sure to review any homeowner association rules before choosing.
  • New doors. Your front door is the gateway to your home, and can be as inviting as you choose. If your current front door sticks and is difficult to open, or doesn’t match the rest of your home, this is one area you’ll want to change. You can also utilize your backyard door to be more functional. Glass patio doors, for example, can bring more light into your home.
  • A little shade. If you’ve always wanted an extensive vegetable garden, or just wanted to spend more time outdoors in the summer, you know how important a little shade is for your backyard. Adding large trees can be a huge project, but adding a few umbrellas may not be enough. Another great option is a pergola or lattice shade cover, creating a nice shaded area while enhancing the look of your yard.

Our experts at Gerald Jones Company are ready to help you complete your projects this year to help transform your home. Give us a call at (919) 286-1700 or fill out our online form to learn about the options available for your home.


Gerald Jones Company proudly serves homeowners in Cary, Apex, Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill, North Raleigh, Morrisville, Hillsborough, Roxboro, Mebane and the surrounding communities.

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