The front yard is the first thing people see when they visit your home, making it a high priority when you’re trying to improve curb appeal! The first thing you want to do is clean it up by removing any debris, mowing, using a weed whacker around all structures and edges, and pulling any weeds. Once you’ve done all that, we recommend taking a pressure washer to your home’s exterior to remove any dirt or grime that may have been stirred up during your yard clean-up!
With spring finally here, it’s the perfect time to brighten up your home’s exterior with new plants and flowers! Not only does it personalize your landscape, new plants will add color and texture while fresh mulch adds definition to landscaping, making your yard look complete. Consider adding window boxes to your home’s exterior for an even more personalized look. This is a great time to reseed any bare spots in the lawn as well!
Hide Unsightly Things
In addition to landscaping clean-up and maintenance, there are other things you can do around the exterior of your home to improve curb appeal. Add a screen privacy wall around your air conditioning unit or use pre-cut fencing sections for a budget-friendly quick fix! If you have a visible garden hose, consider storing it in a reel. Additionally, electrical boxes can be painted to match the exterior of your home, drawing less attention to them and allowing them to blend seamlessly into the side of your home.
Give Your Home Personality
A simple way to add instant personality to your home is to give the front door a fresh coat of paint. It’s the focal point in the front of your home and you want it to be inviting! Don’t be afraid to add a pop of color here. If your home has a garage, consider giving that door some attention as well! Adding hardware or even a faux carriage window to your existing garage door is a way to update your home without the added expense of a whole new door. If you have the space, patio furniture and welcome a fresh matt are also small details that can have a big impact on curb appeal.
Complete Necessary Repairs
It’s no surprise that damage to the exterior of your home harms the overall curb appeal. By simply repairing or covering columns, adding or repairing shutters, and maintaining siding and shingles, you can exponentially improve the look of your home. Your home’s roof plays a part in your curb appeal so it’s important to maintain its integrity and have any missing shingles replaced to improve the overall look as well as the health of your roof!
Many budget-friendly updates that can be done by any homeowner! Purchasing a new mailbox is one of the quickest ways to boost curb appeal, as they typically are located at the forefront of your property. It may not seem like much, but it’s a good looking and inexpensive upgrade that is easy to install. Updating hardware such as doorknobs, knockers, and outdoor lights can also make a huge difference. If you have a larger budget, consider staining and resealing any concrete or pavement for a freshly-poured look!