When looking to add real return on investment when it comes to home improvements, renovating the exterior of your home with quality materials like manufactured stone (veneer stone) adds instant value. When prospective home buyers are sorting through hundreds of houses on sites like Zillow or driving by your listing to consider the neighborhood, the design and architecture of the exterior of your home can make or break the buyer’s opinion of your home. According to Brick & Batten, renovating the exterior of your home is one of the most important renovation investments you can make.

If you’re looking to upgrade the exterior of your home, for either resale value or simply the enjoyment of your own family for now, it can be intimidating to know where to begin. Here are a few recommendations to begin the process.

Get Inspired: Exterior Home Inspiration

To get started, identify the current exterior style of your house and consider how you want that style to evolve with the renovation. For example, if your home is currently a Colonial style home and your dream is to transition the exterior to a Craftsman-style visual, is this transition feasible? What will the investment be? Does this style complement the neighborhood? Once you’ve narrowed down your desired style direction, collect inspiration photos from sites like Pinterest and Houzz.

Connect with a Professional

Since renovating the exterior of your home is a sizable investment and significant undertaking, it’s best to work with experienced, licensed, and insured professionals that have experience in exterior design, architecture, and contracting. For reputable local recommendations, we suggest getting in touch with one of our Distributors. A professional will work with you to fully execute your vision, from conception to execution, for the best result. 

Select Your Products

This is the fun part! While you’ve been getting inspired and pulling together your exterior renovation plan, it’s now time to select materials like manufactured stone (veneer stone) to make your vision come to life. We invite you to check out the beautiful variety of manufactured stone (veneer stone) or veneer stone choices offered by Horizon Stone on our website.

Enjoy the Results

The exterior of your home looks beautiful and not only do you want to show it off, but it’s also important to realize the return on investment for the future. According to Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, manufactured stone (veneered stone) is one of the top 5 home improvements recommended to increase your home value—nationwide. They estimate that the dramatic effect of manufactured stone (veneer stone) on the appearance of your home will result in a 111% return on your investment. Outside of replacing your garage doors (estimated 112% return), no other renovation comes close to the difference manufactured stone (veneer stone) can make to the resale value of your home. 

Are you inspired to renovate the exterior of your home to add instant value? Once the exterior renovation of your home is complete, be sure to compare the before and after pictures and share them with us on Instagram. We’d love to feature your product and can’t wait to see what you create!