A Beginner’s Guide to Curb Appeal

If you want to upgrade your home’s curb appeal but don’t know where to begin, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Consider Adding a Water Feature

Whether it’s a small water fountain by the front door or a pond in the yard, adding a water feature enhances curb appeal. Use aeration systems to keep the water from getting stagnant and growing mildew. Adding a water feature also adds an element of tranquillity to your home and may even raise your home’s value.

Tackle the Yard

A well-manicured lawn makes a world of difference when it comes to a home’s first impression. Make sure you mow your lawn consistently. Fertilize your grass to keep it green. Be sure to seed or put down new sod if the grass is dying. Keep flowerbeds weeded and bushes trimmed. Your home will look more put together when your yard is well maintained.

Add Color With Flowers

Adding color with flowers will make your home attract the right attention. Plant a variety of colorful flowers in flowerbeds and around your mailbox. If you don’t have flowerbeds, you can easily add flower boxes to your front windows or put potted plants by the front door.

Give Your Home’s Exterior a Face Lift

Power wash the exterior, replace old house numbers with modern ones and make your front door pop with a fresh coat of paint. Take care of any small repairs, such as replacing old light fixtures or burned out bulbs. Clean out your gutters and mend any ripped screens. Be sure to sweep away any cobwebs or debris on your front porch and give any wood elements a fresh coat of stain if needed.

By starting here and taking the time to focus on these four areas, you can massively increase the curb appeal of your home. 

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