Updating A 1950s House Exterior

The interior of your home is where you work, play, and entertain. It’s only natural that your remodeling plans extend to that space in the home. Unfortunately, many times the house exterior gets left out.

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TOP HOME EXTERIOR PROJECTS WITH THE HIGHEST ROI

According to TIME.com, outdoor space is in. They recommend investing in home renovations that future buyers might find valuable. Just in case you choose to sell one day.

Remodeling Magazine New England 2020 is a great resource when determining the value of remodeling projects. For instance, manufactured stone veneer, siding, window and entry door replacements and deck additions are top exterior projects with the highest return on investment.

PROBLEM: DATED 1950S HOUSE EXTERIOR

Our Gilford, NH, homeowners chose wisely from the remodel project list above. Then they hired Lighthouse Contracting Group (LCG) as their general contractor to update their 1950s house exterior. The goal of this curb appeal transformation was a modernized exterior with energy efficiency upgrades.

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SOLUTION: COLOR, SIDING & NATURAL ACCENTS

A dated exterior color and siding with old windows and a dark, uninviting entry detracted from this 1950s home. To modernize this house, the renovation project list included:

  1. Replacing Windows
  2. Installing New Trim
  3. Cedar Bracket and Support Post Accents
  4. Outdoor Lighting
  5. High End Vinyl Siding
  6. Brand-New Balcony
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ALL ABOUT THE DETAILS

Windows: Pella Lifestyle Series windows in master bedroom, hallway and kitchen.

Siding: Certainteed Cedar Impressions 7” Straight Edge Perfection Shingle Siding in Pacific Blue

Decking: TIVA PVC Architectural Series Decking in the color Elmwood with Charwood trim. Westbury Tuscany railings in textured black.

Lighting: Recessed light fixtures, LED soffit lights with smart switch controls.

HOME EXTERIOR INSPIRATION BOARD

HOMEOWNER SUCCESS STORY

“Jeremy and the team at Lighthouse Contracting Group are amazing. From our initial introduction (prior to selecting a contractor), throughout the entire project, and then the final walkthrough upon completion, the value, professionalism, craftsmanship, and focus on building a relationship set LCG apart from any other contracting/renovation company we’ve encountered.

LCG is a reliable and accessible partner in a uniquely strong housing environment, where it can be extremely difficult to locate a trustworthy contractor. This is a company built not only on work done excellently, but on a culture that is rewarding for their client.

Our project involved the exterior renovation of a mid-century home with unique architecture. The LCG team came up with numerous ideas and recommendations that we would not have identified. And as with most major home projects, there were unforeseen surprises along the way. However, Bill Wood and Jeremy didn’t simply point out the problems—they presented us with multiple alternatives for addressing the issues, with a keen eye at all times on a very accurate and reasonable budget.

The value we received for the much-needed transformation of our home cannot be overstated. LCG’s integrity, honesty, and dedication to quality created a positive experience that will keep us coming back for future projects. It truly is a relief knowing that we do not need to search anywhere else for the work we are planning.” – Bill D.

WHAT'S NEXT FOR THIS 1950S HOME MAKEOVER?

Now that we have modernized the exterior of this 1950s house, it’s time to start on the interior. We will be back in Gilford to remodel the master bathroom. Subscribe to our email newsletter for updates on this renovation!