Curb appeal is the thing that gives your home that extra “umph” and is often what can make or break a home sale. Whether you are thinking about selling your home and packing up to start over in a new city, or simply want to make your home more attractive to friends, neighbors, and everyone in-between, there are a few quick and easy things you can do. Just like with many other aspects of our lives, first impressions matter. So when it comes to your home putting its best foot forward, it is absolutely imperative that you have great curb appeal.
Here are a few handy tips to help increase your home’s curb appeal this spring:
- Landscape, landscape, landscape. One of the number one tricks to improving curb appeal is to landscape your little heart out. If you don’t necessarily have a green thumb yourself, consider hiring a professional landscaper to make your yard look as colorful and attractive as possible. There are many, many different ways to go about this — from xeriscaping the space to adding in area-appropriate shrubs and bushes to planting a bunch of flowers and grasses.
- Make the front entryway a focal point. Another great way to increase your home’s curb appeal is to make sure the doorway and front entrance is clean, bright, and welcoming. You can do this by simply adding a few colorful flower pots and a welcome mat or take it one step further and build a front patio with a swing and chairs. Whichever route you go, make sure it fits with the overall aesthetics of your home.
- Paint and power wash. This final point is especially important if you are thinking about selling your home. If you’ve owned it for awhile, it may be time to think about slapping on a fresh coat of paint. Along with painting, chances are your home could use a good power washing. You will be surprised just how much an exterior wash can transform the front of your house into a sparkling, attractive home.
Curb appeal matters, whether you are thinking about selling your home or simply want to turn your new abode into the envy of the street. If you are looking for a home to buy, chances are the first thing you notice is the exterior of the home and landscaping, right? With the help of the above tips, you should have no problem giving the front of your house a little makeover.