Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal In 5 Easy Steps

by Editor on May 30, 2013

Landscaping

You’ve heard the term “curb appeal” before, but do you know just how important it really is? If your property has curb appeal, not only will you feel a sense of pride for your home but you will also do a lot to impress your neighbors, family and friends who come over. In addition, you will greatly increase the value of your home and you will be able to sell it for a much higher price! All in all, having curb appeal is very important, and there are five major steps that you can take to ensure that your house most definitely has it.

1- Landscape Your Yard:

Curb appeal isn’t just about your physical house; having a well-manicured and stylish yard is just as important! Keeping your grass green and planting some flowers in a bed of stylish rocks will go a long way toward improving your curb appeal, so make sure to mow regularly, fertilize often and water religiously!

2- Paint Your House:

This is perhaps the most obvious step that you can take to improve your curb appeal. The trick here is to go for a color that isn’t ordinary but also isn’t tacky. For instance- painting your house in a deep shade of purple may look incredible to you, but it might decrease the value of your home depending on the neighborhood that you live in.

3- Get a New Front Door:

The front door of your home is vitally important. After all, it is the entryway through which everyone who visits your house must pass through! Switching from a boring old classic door to a stylish and modern door will greatly increase your curb appeal. Windows in the door and the coloring are two of the biggest things which matter when it comes to having a stylish door.

4- Fencing Really Helps:

You’ve seen the pictures of the cute little white picket fences that line so many front yards, and if your house doesn’t already have one, you should consider installing one. In addition to adding a cozy aesthetic appeal to your home, fences also have a practical aspect- if you’re looking to sell, the fact that a potential buyers kids and pets can play in the front yard is a huge advantage!

5- Upgrade Your Shutters:

Just like the door, the shutters are an important part of the home that many people may not think about when considering curb appeal. In reality, though, stylish shutters can add a ton to the aesthetic appeal of your home. In fact, if you don’t want to paint the house or build a fence, you could still up your asking price just by getting a new door and shutters!

So there you have it: five ways to improve the curb appeal of your home. These minor additions or upgrades to your home will certainly make an incredible difference when it comes to the aesthetics of your home, and- more importantly- you will more than likely be able to increase the value of your home so much that the cost of the renovations and additions is fully covered!

About the Author

Jerome Robinson has worked as a wholesaler of exterior and interior doors for the past 15 years.

Citations:

Information on curb appeal improvements from hgtv.com

Front door ideas and inspirations from Doors 4 Home

photo by: bgautrea

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