Curb appeal is the external and visual appeal of a home as viewed from the outside of your home. It can include landscaping, painting, lighting, and an overall aesthetic of the home. First impressions are everything in a home, and an outdated curb appeal is not attractive to potential home buyers, your neighbors, or even you, the homeowner. Revamping and updating the front yard, and exterior of the home can increase not only the value of your home but also the value of the neighborhood and surrounding area.
We have put together a simple list of the Do’s and Don’ts of curb appeal so you can spend your time and money wisely with some simple updates.
Mow the lawn regularly and keep your landscaping well-maintained, including trimming the shrubs and trees, as well as removing any dead plants, leaves, or flowers.
Updating or adding outdoor lighting can enhance the appearance of your property. Lighting also helps to guide guests along paths, driveways, etc., helping reduce the risk of guests slipping and falling. Installing lighting around your patio, decks and other seating areas also provides additional safety and security.
Add Color with Flowers and Plants
Homes with beautiful and vibrant seasonal plants and flowers have an improved curb appeal because of the pop in color and textures. Adding seasonal flowers and plants can make an instant and significant impact on the overall beauty and value of your property while creating a peaceful environment.
Brush Up on Your Exterior House Spring Cleaning
Take advantage of the warmer and longer days and take your spring cleaning outside. A clean exterior can make a big difference in making your house look fresh and well-maintained. Clean your windows and doors, power wash the exterior, sweep off the patio and remove any cobwebs on the patio. As you clean, pay attention to the condition of your windows, doors, and siding for any damage. It could be time to repair or even replace. Contact the team at New Windows for America for a FREE In-Home Estimate for any of your replacement needs.
Paint or Replace the Front Door
The front door is the centerpiece of the front of your home. If your front door is in good condition, a fresh coat of paint on your home’s exterior door can make a significant impact on the overall appearance of your property. If it’s time to replace the front door, we have many options and can work with you to find the right door to match your home. As today’s doors are built to be more energy efficient, a new front door can also help to keep your house cooler this summer, keeping your gas and electricity bills down.
You want your home to look inviting, but try to avoid overdoing outdoor decorations, as this can distract from the overall appearance of your property.
Pick-up after a fun day in your front yard, but make sure to keep your front porch and yard free from clutter. After enjoying your day, make sure to clean up after your activities and put bicycles, toys, and gardening tools away in their proper place.
Neglect the driveway, sidewalk, and walkways!
Make sure to keep the driveway and walkways clear of any weeds, debris, cracks, or overgrown plants. If your driveway or sidewalk is cracked or damaged, this can be a major eyesore and potentially dangerous. You may want to hire a concrete expert to repair or replace the damaged areas.
Ignore your home’s exterior:
Have your roof inspected and make sure regularly clean the roof and repair any damage or missing shingles. Call the team at New Windows for America where we can inspect your siding, windows, and doors to make sure they are in good working condition. If they need to be replaced, we will give you options best suited for your home and your budget.
Curb appeal is extremely important as the first impression people have of your home. It creates an inviting and visually appealing experience that showcases the best features of your home. With a little bit of time, energy, and attention, you can improve your home’s curb appeal greatly, whether you are looking to sell your home, want to take a little more pride in how your home looks, or just want to make a better impression on your friends and neighbors.
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