Take a look at your home from the street. Now, look at your neighbors’ homes. Do their homes stand out more than yours? If you answered yes, what caught your eye? Having a home that stands out boosts its curb appeal. Plus, if you ever decide to sell, you can command a higher sales price.
What can you do to spruce up the exterior of your home to make it pop and become the envy of your neighborhood?
Tip #1: Get new wrought iron entry doors.
The front door to your home says a lot about you. Think of the door as making the first impression on people that do not know you or are merely acquaintances. Wrought iron entry doors are stunning and come in a wide array of designs, colors, and glass options.
Tip #2: Add a splash of color.
You don’t have to paint your house or get new siding to add a splash of color. All you need to do is paint the trim on the home a color that pops and complements the other colors. For instance, if the house is light-colored, paint the trim a darker color so that it stands out.
Tip #3: Add window shutters that match the trim color.
To further make the home pop, install window shutters on any windows that face the street. You can find vinyl shutters that are easy to maintain and last a long time. To make your home seem bigger, use shutters that are narrower but slightly longer than the window.
Tip #4: Consider a two-tone color for the exterior of the home.
If you are doing some renovations, like installing siding or painting the home, one trendy thing to do right now is to use two complementary colors. The lower part of the home is one color, while the upper part of the home is another color.
For instance, if you have a two-story home, use one color for the main floor and a second color for the upper floor. If you have a single-story home, use one color for the lower portion and a second color where the roof arches.
Tip #5: Make improvements to hardscapes and landscapes.
Hardscapes are walkways, flower/garden boxes, and other such elements. Improving the curb appeal with landscaping also means to add some shrubs, flowers, and other unique elements, like using small pebbles in place of wood mulch or installing a koi pond. Combine hardscapes with landscapes so they look seamless and flow naturally from one to the other.
Tip #6: Brighten it up at night.
Install lights along walkways, on pergolas, around the pool, and other such areas outside. You could even use “fairy lights” on bushes and other such places. When choosing lighting, make sure to select LED lights since they use less electricity. Better yet, get solar-powered LED lights.
Tip #7: Pressure wash walkways, patios, driveways, etc.
Pressure washing helps remove dust, dirt, and grime that has accumulated over the years. With concrete, you should have it resealed after pressure washing it. With wooden areas, you also want to re-stain or re-paint them and seal them too.
Don’t forget the back of the home too!
Even though people may not be able to see the back of the home from the street, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make improvements to make the backyard stand out just as much as the front of the home.
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