There is no need to wait until it is time to sell to improve your home’s curb appeal. You can enjoy the exterior of your home every time you pull into the driveway with these simple ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. Your neighbors will enjoy the improvements, too!
Windows and Doors
Windows and doors are like facial features on your house. Coordinating the garage door, front door, and window accents is important. Colors don’t necessarily have to be the same but they should definitely accentuate each other.
If the front of the house looks boring, consider dressing up the windows with shutters. There are many different kinds of shutters and most can be ordered online and custom made. Shutters give an instant facelift to a house.
The front door might be ready for a coat of fresh paint or may need replacing altogether. A beautiful front door gets noticed, as does a garage door. Upgrading the garage door and front door gives a very nice impression of the outside of your home.
When winter is over, walk your property and clear out anything that looks dead or has broken-off trees and shrubs. Decide if you want a neat and tidy look with well-trimmed hedges and less flowering bushes, or if you prefer more of a cottagey style with billowing flowers that rain their petals in the wind.
While you are making a list of what you need to plant in the spring, don’t forget the mailbox area. It’s amazing what a nice mailbox can do for the front of your house. If yours is old and rusty, it’s time for a new one. Some small plants around the bottom of the mailbox post will brighten it up, along with a freshly painted post.
Keep It Clean
A pressure washer is a homeowner’s best friend when looking for simple ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. The deck, porch, and siding could possibly be a shade you no longer recognize if they haven’t been cleaned in a while. Give your home a good spray down and you may find some areas are much better than you originally thought.
It can be easy to focus on the inside of our homes and neglect the outside. Fortunately, catching up and improving curb appeal only takes a few steps.