Taking pride in your home is one of the best parts of being a home owner. You finally have something that’s completely your own – a blank canvas to reflect you and your family’s lifestyle and tastes. That’s why curb appeal is so important. It’s the first thing that guests (and potential homebuyers!) see when they arrive. And first impressions count.
Here’s how to fix it up:
Things as simple as mowing the front lawn once a week or making sure the bushes on either side of the sidewalk are trimmed can go a long way towards making your home seem manicured, even if you feel like it’s really a mess. If you have a green thumb, consider planting some flowers or maintaining a “porch garden.” If you’re an art lover, consider adding a piece or two to the lawn; just stay away from gnomes.
Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, a firm polish, or a weekly wipe down if its glass. You can also add molding around your door to really make it pop. Bring packages inside as soon as they arrive to reduce the appearance of clutter and consider adding seasonal decorations, like pumpkins in the fall and a wreath in the winter.
Curb appeal shouldn’t stop just because it’s dark. Make sure that your porch light is clear, bright, and consistently on once the sun sets. You should also consider installing soft accent lighting along your porch or front walkway.
An old, rickety mailbox is an instant turnoff to guests and potential buyers, so updating your mailbox is an easy way to instantly improve your curb appeal. If you don’t have the budget for a new USPS-approved box, consider adding a small garden around the base of your current one to spruce it up.
Literally “the face” of your home, updating the façade to improve curb appeal can be easy and fun. Consider installing fresh siding, adding bright shutters to your windows, or creating flower boxes beneath them. These things can create symmetry and make guests or potential homebuyers feel more welcomed.
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