Just like the cover of a book, your home’s exterior sets the stage for what’s inside. Whether you are planning to sell your house or are looking to make your space more welcoming for guests, increasing your home’s curb appeal will help you achieve your goals. It will also make your house look better and stand out from the rest!
With flowers blooming and the weather warming, it is a great time to put all your plans into action and give your home an astounding makeover. Here are a few ways to boost your home’s curb appeal!
Revamping The Landscape
1) Clean Out The Junk
Start with decluttering your yard. Remove anything that is an eyesore, including inoperable vehicles, old furniture, broken hoses, and empty planters. You can either give them away or put them in storage for future use. While you are at it, also create concealed places to hide your trash bins. The idea here is to create a neat and minimalistic look for your outdoors.
2) Nurture The Lawn
Your lawn plays a significant role in enhancing your curb appeal. Hence, it is necessary to take care of it regularly. Keep your yard tidy by mowing the grass, raking the leaves, and pulling weeds on regular intervals. Also, make sure to trim the trees and remove the plants that are in bad shape. Finally, apply a fresh layer of mulch across your lawn to make your yard look clean and new.
3) Add More Greenery
One of the best ways to boost your curb appeal is to add fresh green plants to your garden or lawn. If you don’t have time or money to maintain a garden, think about bringing in some colorful planters and window boxes. Plant perennials and spring bulbs to accentuate and frame key visual points in your garden and make certain places stand out.
4) Take The Power Washer Out
Even if it is not noticeable, grime and mold tend to cover the outer surfaces of your home. Since the weather is not as cold in spring as it is during the winter, you can use power washing to clean all that dirt off your grungy surfaces in half the time. Consider buying or renting a power washer to clean your siding, fences, and paved walkways.
5) Redo Your Walkway
Make your home more inviting for your guests with a well put together walkway. Install flagstone in your lawn to create an attractive path. If you don’t want to dig up your yard, try using other methods such as visual cues (lights and plants) to line a small path to your front door. A ceramic stool or a piece of furniture will also make an excellent addition to your entrance!
Refurbishing The House
1) Inspect & Repair The Exterior
Inspect the entire exterior of your house for damages. Take care of any repairs such as ripped screens, faulty wiring, and burned out bulbs that are affecting your home’s outer appearance. Try to fix small problems yourself. For other significant repairs, you may need to call an expert.
2) Make Your Front Door Pop
Painting your front door won’t cost you much. However, having it done can immensely impact your home’s overall look. Opt for bright colors and vibrant hues that can complement and accentuate the other colors of your decor. You can also add a seasonal touch by hanging a wreath or a creative accessory on your door.
3) Bring In More Lights
Light up your entryway! Use hanging pendants, sconces, and LEDs to bathe your home in lovely hues. Make sure to clean up all the cobwebs and light fixtures before putting up the lights. You can also go for solar models as a cheap and effective alternative.
4) Add Spring Touch-ups
Use accessories made up of preserved greens and florals to add a dose of natural beauty to your entrance. You can also utilize plants such as eucalyptus and lavender to add a charming effect. Apart from these, little touch ups like a pop of color on the doorknob, shutters, and accent trims can work like magic for increasing your home’s curb appeal.
5) Spruce Up The Mailbox
Swap your old mailbox with a new one to make a noticeable difference. You can also paint your mailbox as a cost-effective DIY project. Once you are done with painting, accessorize the mailbox with some surrounding plants.
All the tips mentioned above are not only easy to follow but can be done in just a few days. So what are you waiting for? Plan out the entire project and give your home the much-needed facelift this spring!