Curb Appeal For Your Home
As you drive by your house, what do people think? Does the exterior of your home have any appeal or does it just blend in with the houses next door? Giving your home’s exterior some curb appeal is a great way to make it stand out in the neighborhood. Here are a few ways to give your home a facelift and transform its look.
Start from the ground up:
Upgrade your landscaping. This can include adding beds of colorful flowers, shrubbery, trees or removing patches of grass for pavers or gravel pathways. Don’t forget about adding mulch for planting beds and an irrigation system for efficient watering during summer months. Just these small changes can make all the difference!
Invest in fresh paint:
A new coat of paint can revive any tired looking house! Choose colors that compliment each other and give off an inviting presence – like deep reds, blues, grays or even something neutral like beige or white. Also remember to touch up window frames at least every couple years to keep them looking fresh – this will also help protect them from rot and damage caused by weather elements overtime.
Update windows and doors:
Replacing windows with modern designs and colors isn’t as expensive as it may seem! New windows not only help improve on looks but they also add insulation value which will help keep energy costs down throughout winter (and summer). Doors are another important piece that adds extra security against potential intruders as well as keeping warm air inside when closed tightly! Consider changing out moldings around both windows & doors too while you’re at it..for a more polished look.
Remember lighting & hardware:
Adding outdoor lighting fixtures is one of those “Wow” factors when people see your home from outside – invest in some good quality lantern-style lights if possible; these tend to last longer than those cheaper solar models you might find at stores nearby. As far as hardware go; this doesn’t mean much but updating key items such as mailboxes, doorbells & any metal fixtures around property (like gates) could definitely be indicators that contribute towards improvement total curb appeal level!.
Overall giving curb appeal upgrades won’t happen overnight… it takes some planning even research before diving into actionable steps; however doing so would certainly be worth effort put since results would provide homeowners feel pride knowing their property looking better than rest streets!