4 Tips for Boosting Curb Appeal

The first thing that people see when they look at your home is its exterior and front yard. In fact, this will be the only part of your house most will ever see at all (unless you like to let in random strangers). For this reason, the appearance of your home’s exterior is highly important. It serves as a representation of what the inside is like, as well as the people that reside inside. Additionally, if you’re thinking about selling your house at some point, you want to make a first impression that will appeal to potential buyers. To accomplish all this, here are some tips for boosting curb appeal.

Power Wash

Relatively simple to do, a good power wash can make a real difference for your entryway. You can purchase a pressure washer or just rent one from a home improvement store. From there, clean up several areas around the front of your home. Blast the grime off your siding, driveway, walkway, and deck. Afterward, they’ll look as good as new.

Put Out Plants

If your exterior is looking a little sparse in the greenery department, you can add plants to liven it up. With a lot of space and perhaps barren earth, you can plant bushes and flowers along the edges of your home. If you already have some shrubs but feel they lack character, put out pots of flowers on your porch or hang a planter.

Paint the Front Door

Since the door is where people walk into your home, it tends to be the main focal point. Even with the walls and deck pristine, a worn-down door can drastically pull down the attractiveness of the whole exterior. But with a fresh coat of paint, you can revitalize it into a central draw rather than an unignorable eyesore.

Polish Your Lawn

Spotty, dead grass or overgrown turf gives off the appearance that the resident does not maintain the house. Take care of your lawn by mowing it regularly, getting rid of weeds, and watering it. If you are consistent with your attention, you can avoid major issues. You might also consider using artificial turf if you live in an area where maintaining grass is particularly difficult. With the right turf boards, you’ll have a pleasing, secure lawn unaffected by variations in water, sun, or temperature and resists soil erosion.

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