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Lighting  /  September 22, 2014

How to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether you simply want a fresh look for your home, or you are preparing to sell your home, you may need some idea for how to boost your home’s curb appeal. While many people focus on the appearance of the inside of their home, because perhaps the majority of their time is spent there, the curb appeal of a home cannot be underestimated.

Whether you simply want a fresh look for your home, or you are preparing to sell your home, you may need some idea for how to boost your home’s curb appeal.  While many people focus on the appearance of the inside of their home, because perhaps the majority of their time is spent there, the curb appeal of a home cannot be underestimated.  If you are selling your home, the exterior will be the first thing potential buyers see.  And, if they pull up to a home that looks shabby, run down, with a yard full of weeds, or appears to need repair, a potential home buyer may just keep driving and never even bother to see the inside of the home.  Follow the tips below to boost your home’s curb appeal, increase its beauty and even add value.

 

  • Give the Front Door a Facelift

If your front door is looking drab or the paint is chipping, it is probably time to give it a fresh coat.  But, why bother with a boring color when you can give your front door an eye catching and unique pop of color.  It will make a bold statement while enhancing the beauty of your home.

 

  • Replace Hardware

Your hardware may be out of date or have just lost its luster.  Now is the time to install some new hardware.  You will be amazed at the difference such a seemingly small change can make.  Additionally, while you are at it, perhaps change your house numbers.  There are many unique house numbers or beautiful colors and finishes for any taste and home style.

 

  • Maintain the Yard

Are weeds overtaking your yard?  If so, it is not a particularly appealing look for your neighbors or potential buyers.  Have plants gone way past their prime and are now just dried out and dead?  Grass overgrown?  Break out the mower and the yard tools and get to work.  By cutting the grass, trimming the plants and cleaning up the yard, you will be astonished at how good your yard can look.  And, once your yard looks nice, it will no longer distract from the beauty of your home, it will enhance it.

 

  • Add New Plants

Whether you plant new plants and flowers throughout the yard or place potted plants on your porch, new plants will bring a new life to your yard.  Colorful flower and beautiful plants will add a nice, vibrant pop and will help make the yard look well-maintained.

 

  • Break Out the Power Washer

Unless you have ever power washed your home or driveway, you may not know just how dirty it can get.  Once you do, you will be astonished at what rinses away in the water.   Rent or borrow power washer to get the job done.   Wash the entire exterior of your home, including windows and the driveway and you will enhance the look of your exterior paint and give your home that sparkling clean look it needs.

 

  • Clean the Gutters

Leaves, dirt and debris tend to clutter and even clog gutters during the various changes of seasons.  Get out the ladder, get up there and clean them out.  All of that dirt, debris and leaves will stick out of the gutters and make your gutters, and by extension your home, look dirty.  Once they are cleaned out, your home’s exterior will look as clean as possible.

 

  • Add New Furniture

If you are trying to give your home’s exterior a face lift and boost curb appeal, a rickety old rocking chair with the paint chipping off will hardly leave the impression you are looking for.  Place some new furniture on the porch to give your home’s exterior the look you want to achieve.

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