People pour more money into buying a home than they do into anything else. With a purchase that huge, it’s understandable that most want their homes to look good and seem valuable.
Curb appeal has a significant impact on everything from how neighbors interact with you to how much you can get should you ever choose to sell your home.
Here are five ways to boost your home’s curb appeal that will leave people excited to drive by it.
1. Make It Sparkle
Having a clean and presentable home is crucial when it comes to its curb appeal.
Rent a power washer for your walk and driveway; you can also use it on sturdy wood, brick, and siding. Clean your windows with microfiber cloths, use a mix of vinegar and water to ensure there aren’t any streaks.
Wipe down doors, clean your gutters, and take care of anything else that gets in the way of a clean exterior. You don’t need to bleach anything or go overboard, but getting spring’s layer of pollen off can help.
A clean house, even if the yard is in disarray, will always read better than one with a thick film of debris.
2. Give The Greens Some Love
Of course, you should mow your lawn. Cut overgrown greenery and reinvigorate your flowerbeds.
If you don’t currently have any flowerbeds, but don’t know what to do with the front of your home, you should consider them.
Not only can you customize them to be any color or flower, but they’re also a great way to add color to any house.
If you’re worried about the cost of them, look for online coupons to make your dream yard more attainable.
If you have patience, it’s also less expensive to buy seeds than full plants, but be prepared to put in the work to make them grow.
3. Paint and Refinish
Paint is a powerful tool! You can repaint your door, your patio, your mailbox (if it’s metal or wood), your fence, and anything else that needs retouching.
If using outdoor spray paint, apply several light coats instead of just piling it on.
Pick colors carefully, take your time, and your yard will shine.
4. Consider Adding Shutters and Decor
Thanks to modern windows and building materials, most people don’t need shutters on their homes.Shutters add a touch of decoration and color to any home.
If the face of your house is flat and undecorated, with vast expanses of space around the windows, shutters can help.
Make sure they match the size and shape of your windows, so that it fits your home seamlessly, but have fun with the options besides that!
5. Upgrade Your Porch
Your porch welcomes people to your home first, before they see your stunning living room or beautiful kitchen.
Make sure guests feel greeted with decor that matches your style. Change out the porch light, and consider adding or replacing furniture.
If you’re on a budget, you can repaint benches, tables, and chairs. This step will give a second life to older things, while not punishing your wallet.
It doesn’t take much to improve your home’s curb appeal and following these 5 tips will instantly upgrade your home’s aesthetic.