5 Tips for Increasing Curb Appeal
Whether you’re getting ready to sell, or your home just needs a little freshening up, make a big impact with these tips for increasing curb appeal. The front entrance to your home is a major factor in making a first impression to guests or potential buyers. Here are five home improvement projects that can quickly increase the curb appeal of your home.
Repair the walkway and illuminate the path
Patch any cracks and replace loose bricks and pavers to make the pathway to your home something nice to walk on. Adding light to the path helps visitors see where they’re stepping, and also acts as a theft deterrent. Keep the fixtures clean and always replace burnt-out bulbs. Changing out dated fixtures and lighting options to led bulbs will even cut down on your energy costs.
Keep it green
Strategically-placed plants liven up your homes façade while concealing any unattractive aspects of your property, such as air conditioning units. Be sure to prune dead branches, trim back overgrown shrubbery or remove obstructive plantings to always present your home in its best light.
Match the style of your home with few well places accessories like decorative handles, a door knocker, lawn ornaments, a welcome mat or a new set of address numbers.
Focus on the front door
The threshold to your home, the front door can be a great place to accent. Paint or stain the door with a color that stands out, yet complements, the trim and siding. Hang a pretty wreath to finish the look. If your front door is weak or unattractive, invest in a replacement door or storm door for security and energy efficiency.
Keep it clean
Seep the sidewalk and stoop, clear away cobwebs, tighten wobbly railings and repaint posts and supports.
You only get one chance to make a first impression, so make sure your home is always putting its best foot forward.