How to Transform Your Home with 3 Fresh Updates

Does spending more time around the house have you itching for some home updates? You’re far from alone. Research from Bank of America found that a whopping 70% of Americans have started new home improvement projects this year. And, plenty more have remodeling plans for 2021. Needless to say, updates are a natural part of homeownership. They increase your property value, which is beneficial for equity loans (even if you don’t plan to sell the house). Plus, everyone deserves a cozy home. With this in mind, these three updates, whether completed together or individually, can transform your home.

3 Smart Updates to Totally Transform Your Home

Home updates, including roofing, siding, and front porch additions, help keep your family comfortable while offering  a fresh, modern look.

1. Front Porch Makeover

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Composite wood offers the same sleek look as natural wood, but with less upkeep.

98,000 homes sold in 2019 boasted some kind of outdoor fixtures, like a porch, patio, deck, or combination, compared to just 13,000 without. If you plan to put your house on the market, keep in mind you’ll be competing against other homes with new outdoor features.

Otherwise, a new outdoor feature is just an enjoyable way to transform your home for yourself. You have a few options for building a front porch from scratch or reworking the one you have currently.


Hardscaped patios are easy to maintain and hold up well against Maryland’s wild weather changes throughout the seasons. Paver stones also allow you to customize the front porch in a wide range of colors, sizes, and shapes.

Wooden Deck

You can’t go wrong with a beautiful deck or wraparound porch. If you’re worried about the treatments and maintenance associated with real wood, consider a composite deck for the front porch. Composite gives you a sleek modern look similar to wood but with less upkeep.

As always, the experts at 7th State Builders can help you decide whether wood, composite, or concrete is the best choice for your porch.

2. Siding Revitalization

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Wood siding is environmentally friendly and easy to replace/repair.

If you want to transform your home’s look, a new set of siding is necessary. Fresh siding is important for locking out moisture, bugs, and critters as well. Here are some materials to consider:

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl comes in nearly every color imaginable and can last up to 20 years! Even more, vinyl siding is low-maintenance, resists moisture, and is totally durable.

Wood Siding

Is there anything cozier than a home covered in wood siding? Bear in mind, wood siding requires regular treatment to seal out moisture and insects. However, wood is also environmentally friendly and easy to replace or repair as needed.

3. Roofing Revamp

Adding a cool, new roof is a smart way to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Our Timberline CS Shingles, for example, help reflect the sun’s rays and keep air conditioning bills to a minimum. Timberline Shingles are Energy Star-certified and can reduce cooling costs by up to 15%.

Moreover, roofing also comes in a wide range of colors and textures to give your home a subtle makeover while protecting it from the elements.

Need Some Help to Transform Your Home?

Let the experts at 7th State Builders help estimate the costs of your home remodeling project based on your dreams and realities. We handle everything from kitchens, bathrooms, and painting, to porches, siding, roofs, and windows.

We’d be happy to show you samples of our siding and roofing options, along with photos of our past work so you can figure out what’s right for your home. Check out our gallery to see some of the recently completed home remodeling projects from our team!