Looking at your own neighborhood home remodeling scene can help you in more ways than one. Checking out what is and is not going on around the neighborhood can inspire you in planning your own projects. Here are some ways that taking an inventory of your neighborhood can help inspire you.
Whether you live in a subdivision or an area of custom homes, chances are that one builder or company constructed several homes in the same style as yours. This will give you an opportunity to look at homes comparable to yours in terms of style and scale and see what works and what does not.
Differences in roof replacements on similar homes can give you some perspective on what style and color of roof you would choose. The same thing goes for different paint colors on houses. By checking around, you can get an idea of what you would like and not be able to tolerate on your own home.
It is not a proverbial “keeping up with the Joneses” when you look at what other households are doing with their home remodeling projects. It can give you the necessary motivation to keep going at your own improvements. It can help you keep going one step at the time in taming your foliage and giving your home’s exterior some needed maintenance.
When you see dream homes and yards on Pinterest, you may feel discouraged that your home will never be that way. You may also be developing unrealistic goals for your property that it could never pull off. That’s when your own neighborhood can give you valuable perspective.
Of course your budget and a reasonable projection of the resale values in your area will also guide you in making home remodeling decisions. Taking a cue from your neighbors is a great start to determine what you want and do not want to do with your home and yard.
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