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6 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal

Whether you’re listing your home for sale or you just want to make your property look nice, curb appeal matters. Homeowners who improve curb appeal send the message that they care for their homes. Look at your home from the street and take notes on what needs some work. Choose some of the below tasks to help beautify your home’s exterior.

Upgrade the Garage Door to Improve Curb Appeal

The garage door takes up a lot of space on your home’s street-facing facade. While the rest of your home may look great, an old and dingy garage door can bring down the entire appearance of the property.

Depending on the state of the current door, you can choose to replace it entirely or revamp the existing one. Upgrade a functional garage door by painting it and adding carriage-style accents. Installing sconce lights above or on the sides of the garage door is a great way to improve curb appeal at night.

Paint the Front Door

The front door is the main focal point of the house and welcomes your visitors. Make a statement by giving the front door a fresh paint job. Choose a bold color that complements your home’s exterior. Install a shiny new knocker and kickplate to add some style.

Add Color with Flowers

Adding flowers to garden beds, window boxes, and planters on the porch improves curb appeal dramatically. Look for flowers that have a long blooming period so you won’t have to refresh them as often. In the winter, replace them with hardy greenery that can withstand frost.

Improve Curb Appeal with Yardwork

Mowing the lawn regularly and fertilizing it occasionally is key to keeping it healthy and attractive. Overgrown bushes and shrubs make the whole yard look unruly, so include pruning plants in your lawn maintenance routine. If you don’t have time this work, hire a professional to come on a regular schedule.

Pressure Wash Siding

Even siding that is not very old ends up looking dingy under a layer of dirt and grime. Pressure washing the dirt away is an easy fix that makes the home look new again. Rent a pressure washer for the weekend and hit the siding, driveway, patio, porch, and deck to freshen up the property.

Exterior Lighting

If you have listed your home on the market, potential buyers will drive by both day and night. Keep them interested by making the home look welcoming and safe at night with exterior lighting.

Solar stake lights lining pathways, string lights hanging on the porch, and even a lamp post by the driveway all bring a feeling of warmth and security to a property. If a potential buyer visits a dark house, they may not decide that they want to tour the inside.

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