curb appeal

5 Tips for Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is important whether you are planning to sell your house or not. As a homeowner, you take pride in your home and want a nice, welcoming place for family and friends. Here are 5 tips for boosting curb appeal that will improve your property.

Pressure Wash to Improve Curb Appeal

If you don’t own a pressure washer, rent one for a weekend. Your property’s appearance will be greatly improved by pressure washing the siding, porch, walkways, driveway, and sidewalks. Dirt, leaves, and other debris will stain these surfaces over time, but all it takes is a quick pressure washing to clean them off.

Add Lights Outside

Curb appeal doesn’t only matter during the day. Exterior lights on your property make your home look inviting when it’s dark outside.

Install lights to illuminate the walkway and porch steps. Replace the porch light if yours is old and outdated. Use spotlights around your yard to shine into bushes and trees. These lights add dimension to your yard and also deter burglars.

A Little Paint Makes a Difference

You don’t need to repaint your home’s entire exterior to improve curb appeal. Repainting the trim may be all you need to do to freshen up your home. Another area to focus on is the front door. Painting the door a new bright, bold color takes your curb appeal to the next level.

Curb Appeal for the Mailbox

The mailbox is the feature closest to the curb. People walk by it every day and it may be the first thing they see. An old and rusted mailbox sets a poor impression of the rest of your property.

Paint or replace the mailbox and tidy up the area around it. Plant a flower bed around your mailbox and keep it clean and free from grime by wiping it down often.

Pruning Bushes and Shrubs

When the bushes and shrubs on your property are overgrown, it looks messy and unkempt. Prune long branches, vines, and scraggly leaves. You don’t want branches hanging over your house or vines growing up the sides because they can damage your home.

Put these curb appeal tips to work to improve your home’s outdoor appearance.

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