Look at That Curb!: The Top Tips for Improving Curb Appeal
What do 94% of real estate agents agree on?
Boosting your curb appeal is a great way to add value and interest to your home, especially if you’re looking to sell.
But, how should you go about it? Where should you direct your focus first?
Today, we’re sharing a few top industry tips to make your home exterior the best on the block. Ready to learn more? Let’s go!
1. Update Your House Numbers
Before you plant flowerbeds or fire up the lawnmower, start small and tackle your house numbers, first.
If you already have them on your door or mailbox, how do they look? Shiny up old or rusted ones with a metal-cleaning solution. Or, invest in a new set!
Think about the style of your home when choosing your numbers. An ultra-modern sans-serif font would look out of place on a Victorian charmer, for instance.
2. Paint Your Front Door
One of the easiest curb appeal ideas out there? Give your front door a makeover with a new coat of paint! If you’re going for the modern farmhouse look, that might mean giving it a new walnut stain to make it pop against a white or neutral porch.
Or, don’t be afraid to get a little bold here! Think cheery canary yellow, bold apple red, or even sage green. Make sure it complements the rest of the trim on your home and let your imagination rule!
3. Trim Your Shrubs
The quickest way to turn your yard into an eyesore? Let your shrubbery grow up past your windows.
While you don’t have to manicure them into fancy shapes, at least take the hedge trimmers to yours every few weeks to keep them looking neat. Certain varieties grow quicker than others, so keep an eye on all of yours (all the way around the house).
4. Plant Perennials
You invest time and money into keeping a healthy lawn.
So, why would you waste both with flowers that bloom for a season and then turn brown and crispy? With annuals, you’re shelling out money every spring for color that fades.
Instead, plant perennials around your exterior, alternating ones that bloom in different seasons so you have year-round color! Some of your top choices include:
- Shasta Daisies
- Black-Eyed Susans
Get the most bang for your buck (and effort) with these beauties!
5. Pressure Wash Your Sidewalk
As a final step, give your concrete driveway and sidewalks a good bath. You can hire a professional or rent a pressure washer for a DIY approach.
Grime, dirt, and debris can accumulate on this surface, making it look dull and discolored. The change from a little water alone will amaze you!
Boost Your Curb Appeal in Minutes
You don’t have to undergo an elaborate landscaping plan to improve your home’s curb appeal. These five steps above take one afternoon to complete and make a world of difference.
Invest in your home and turn every head in the neighborhood, for all the right reasons!
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