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20 Jan

Trends 2023: Exterior Home Improvements

With spring just around the corner, now’s time to start this year’s home improvement projects. If you’re thinking of maximizing your home’s curb appeal and boosting its resale value, here’s a look at some exterior design trends that are turning heads in 2023.

Choose Environmentally Friendly Materials

Reduce your carbon footprint and make your home eco-friendlier. There’s a large and growing market for “green” home-building materials, so many suppliers are meeting consumer demands by carrying recyclable, renewable and sustainable products.

First Impression Ironworks employee powder coating a steel door

For example, rather than traditional vinyl siding, you can opt for siding made from recycled materials. Metal roofs are also growing in popularity, both due to the sustainable, recyclable nature of steel construction and the optimal strength and durability steel provides.

Here’s a tip: Select eco-friendly exterior paints and processes. Powder-coating is the preferred material, and, of course, all of First Impression Iron Doors and Gates are finished this way. Paint is packed full of harmful chemicals and additives that can hurt the environment, many of which have to be disposed of using HAZMAT-approved methods. Not so with Powder Coating. And it lasts longer and looks better. Powder coated finishes are simply more durable, more corrosion-and-chemical resistant, and also stands stronger against the elements.

Light Up Your Outdoors

Outdoor lighting helps you make the most of your home’s exterior space while giving you an extra level of security. LED lights are more energy-efficient, and they also last longer, so you don’t have to change them as often. LED lights help give your porch, patio, putting green or yard a festive, cozy ambiance. Adding landscape lighting is a great way to showcase your home’s architectural features.

exterior of a home with lights on inside and outside the house

While string lights add beauty and charm to your yard and exterior, other light features can help do the same. The pandemic saw more people spending time at home, and this led to an uptick in outdoor furniture sales and an influx of new styles. As outdoor furniture options evolved, so, too, did exterior lighting options. Nowadays, you can find everything from outdoor table lamps to outdoor pendant lighting made from durable, quality materials that hold up against rain, snow, sun and extreme temperatures.

Enhance Your Security with Elegant Iron Doors and Gates

Don’t be a victim of porch piracy! Take steps to protect your home and belongings. While adding outdoor lighting helps make your home less of a target, consider properly securing your home’s main entry points by equipping them with an Iron Door or Iron Gate. First Impression Ironworks is America’s premier designer, manufacturer and installer of custom Iron Security Doors, Iron Entry Doors, and Iron & Wood Gates. Every First Impression door and gate is handcrafted for your home from the highest quality U.S.A. sourced materials available — always 100% American-made steel. Our custom designed steel doors and gates add security and beauty to your Arizona home and each will be designed fit your home’s style and your budget. Choose from modern styles to traditional architectures, simple designs, or elegant Tuscan scrolls. Create an elegant first impression for your home with First Impression Ironworks.

Landscaping & Patio upgrades

Did you know that added landscaping can increase your home’s value by as much as 20%? Even if you aren’t looking to sell your home anytime soon, upgrading its landscaping and exterior features can make it much more attractive and functional, which in turn expands its usable space.

small decorative tile pool in a backyard

If space allows, adding a pergola, gazebo or similar feature can create a nicely shaded area for reading, relaxing or enjoying a meal al fresco. Adding other outdoor features, such as firepits or putting greens, can make your yard or patio even more of a draw and focal feature. Even smaller additions, such as birdfeeders, planters or water features, can boost your home’s exterior appeal – and even help draw wildlife to your yard.

Whether you’re working with a tight budget or planning a major overhaul, consider making these additions, upgrades and improvements to your home’s exterior in 2023. While enhancing the look and functionality of the outside of your home increases its value, it’s also an easy, effective way to boost your at-home quality of life.

Smart Home Technology

Smart home technology is not only trending for 2023 but it is now also inexpensive and easy to set up. You don’t have to be a tech wiz, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to control your home’s security and your family’s safety right at your fingertips and even monitor it from wherever you are. Learn more about your options, from automated locks to cycling lights when you’re not home, here.

These are just a few of the most popular exterior home improvement trends we are seeing for 2023. As you can see, many of these trends focus on making homes more efficient, stylish, and secure. If you’re thinking about making some changes to your home’s exterior, keep these trends in mind. Give us a call at 602-345-7481 for a free in-home consultation, we can help you brainstorm how to incorporate these trends and create a beautiful and inviting home that’s also safe and comfortable.