Five Ways To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Whether you intend to sell your home soon or just want to make a good impression with your neighbors, there are a few ways you might be able to improve your property’s curb appeal.
While most people spend time making their homes look great on the inside, the way it looks on the outside can sometimes get forgotten.
However, paying a little attention to the exterior aesthetic means when you return home, it will feel that bit more inviting, as well as making a great first impression on guests and will show passers-by that you take good care of your house.
So take pride in how your home appears to others and follow these tips for a home that is as good on the outside as it is on the inside.
For most homes, the front door is a main focal point of the property, yet it’s common to see a door’s and surrounds looking old, dirty, or even in desperate need of replacement.
If yours has seen better days and is beyond a simple tidy up, consider replacing it with something which makes a statement. A bright color, unique glass panel, or ornate knocker and doorknob can all add a little personality.
When sidings start to look dated or run down, your whole house is going to appear shabby. For an instant update that will both beautify your home and increase its value, invest in siding replacement.
Options for siding include vinyl, fiber cement, wood, and cedar, so you can find something which suits your home and your taste perfectly.
When deciding on who to carry out the work, choose a reputable company that uses high-quality materials and offers a warranty on their work.
A simple yet effective step, cleaning the windows can make a real impact on the first impression your home makes.
It’s worth considering taking on a window cleaner who comes at regular intervals to keep your windows gleaming.
Landscape the yard
While the backyard gets all the attention, the front can often get neglected. While the back is where you will spend more time enjoying your surroundings, the front is where most people are will see your gardening efforts.
It doesn’t need to be a mammoth effort;, as there are lots of little landscaping tricks which can improve the space.
Perennial shrubs are a great idea for low maintenance yet orderly look. Also, pay attention to any lawns and make sure they are kept looking neat and be sure to water and feed the grass for a green and luscious space.
Install a fence
If you don’t already have a fence or if yours has seen better days, there’s no more instant way to add neatness to your exterior than a short picket marking out your boundary.
So do yourself and your neighborhood a favor and show the outside of your home the same care you do the inside. It will pay off while you live there and, if you do plan to sell at some point, the increased curb appeal could result in an increase in the sale price too.