Part of owning a home is making sure that the outside is just as welcoming as the inside. This is the first thing people will see as they approach your place, so you need to make it count. Here are six great ways to enhance the curb appeal of your property.
Powerwash Your Driveway
If you have ever approached someone’s home and saw grease stains all over the driveway, you know how unattractive this is. This is why you should have someone powerwash it if there are stains present. The good thing is that this can significantly increase the curb appeal of your home and it will not cost you a great deal of money.
Place Flowers Near The Front Entry
Nothing says welcome like a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Give your outdoor space a boost by adding a nice bouquet near the door. The best way to use this would be to add flowers that complement the color of the home. This is a far better idea than choosing some of any random hue. The better the flowers complement the color of your property, the more visually appealing they will be to visitors.
Trim Your Hedges
Trimming unkempt hedges can make a huge difference when you are trying to beautify your home. If you are not sure of how to do this without causing any damage, it would be a good idea to hire someone to take care of this for you. It is best to have this done before it gets too unruly since wild hedges can make your home look like one of the worst on the block.
Update Your Light Fixtures
This is something that is a very inexpensive and simple fix. Outdoor lighting can create a different mood, so you should indeed work on this. Remove all of your old fixtures and have new ones installed. It should be as simple as removing a few screws, so you can do this without having to hire anyone.
If your fixtures are fairly new and you don’t want to swap them out, you should still do your best to keep up with the ones you have. Clean them regularly so they can shine and make your home look brighter. Allowing them to accumulate dust will give your house a dirty, worn look.
Paint Your Door
You would never believe how much a door with cracking paint can make your house look worn and tired. If you are looking to make your entrance more appealing, you should definitely buy a can of paint and cover all of the dirt and imperfections. This is a very simple fix that you can do on a weekend afternoon without even breaking a sweat.
Be creative when painting your door if you wish to enhance the look of your home. Instead of going for a neutral, boring color, consider adding one that will make your home pop. For example, try adding a red door to a home that is white, instead of sticking with typical colors like beige and black.
Hang Some Flowers
When most people think about adding flowers to enhance curb appeal, they think about adding a garden and/or placing a few vases along the walkway. While these are both nice ideas, you should try something a little different. Place hanging baskets of flowers at eye level. This will certainly get the attention of your guests. Since this is not a common idea, it will give people something to talk about.
While you want the flowers to give a bit of pizzazz, make sure that you don’t overdo it. The baskets should be well-maintained and filled with flowers that complement the color of your home and/or the other elements you have that are intended to enhance your home’s appeal.
As you can tell, there are many excellent ways to enhance the look of the outside of your home. Whether you believe it or not, there are people out there who will actually judge you based on the curb appeal of your home. And of course, once you have guests invited, you’ll want to make sure they walk into a great open concept floor plan. Our contractor buddies on the Main Line do great work from exteriors to interiors(see inspiring examples of their kitchen additions pa). Use any or all of the ideas you were given here or talk to your home remodeling contractor if you want your property to look better than ever.