curb appeal

5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The curb appeal of your home is something that will play a part in how people perceive your house and impact your ability to make a good first impression. A good first impression is especially important if you are trying to sell your home and help you feel good about the house you live in.

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Luckily, there are some easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal and make it look good all the time.

External Wall Refresh

How do the outside walls of your home look? If they’re not looking as fresh as they could, then it could be time to rectify this. From giving your brickwork a good clean, replacing or repairing damaged wood, having new siding added or reviving tired and worn siding, painting masonry or hiring a masonry contractor to add or fix damaged masonry, there are many things you can do to make sure the house looks good on the outside walls much like you’ve made them look good on the inside. Keeping up with external decor on the walls can instantly give your home a facelift and make it look as good as new.

Add Plants

Plants instantly give any area an instant refresh and make it more attractive. You can add plants to the front of your property in various ways. From adding in bedding plants, creating flower beds in the middle of your lawn, adding plants to pots and containers around your front door or on your pathway or even adding climbing plants to arches or trellis too. Plants have been scientifically proven to improve your mood, so get out and start planting. Alternatively, add faux versions if you aren’t green-fingered, so you still get the impact without the upkeep.

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Clean It Up

Pretty simple, but often overlooked, is how clean it is out there. Get outside and give your front area some TLC. Clean the windows, your front door, and ornaments, and, of course, pathways and drives, too. If you have a garage, clean that up as well and get a jetwash on the building and paving if it needs it to clear away residual grime and dirt. This can be instantly impactful and actually therapeutic, too, if you enjoy cleaning.

Lighting

Even just ornamental lighting can help boost your home’s curb appeal. Lights are instrumental for finding your way in the dark, so decorative lighting kills two birds with one stone when it comes to boosting curb appeal.

Choose solar lights, ground lights, string lighting, lamp posts, or even security lighting to brighten up your space.

Window Dressings

How your windows look from the outside will impact how good your property looks to other people. Pay attention to things like your drapes, blinds, use of shutters, etc., to ensure that they enhance the windows and give out the correct impression so they don’t look unkempt and neglected. Your window dressings can be dual usage, you can add privacy and a visual element that can be used to pull together the curb appeal and make your home look inviting.

Improving your curb appeal is something that can be done easily, from cleaning and adding lighting and plants, to bigger jobs such as updating the structure and giving the building a facelift. But investing in this aspect of your home will pay off, especially if you plan to sell in the near future.

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