Improving Curb Appeal

Have you ever driven by your home … in shame? Kids bikes in the front yard, your coffee travel mug left in the walkway, a broken toy blowing around the front yard? Yup, we’ve all been there. Some homes just seem to “pop” when you drive by. Here’s a few quick tips to kick it up a notch.

Your house is not only the most valuable asset but also the most important place where you and all family members spend time together. Therefore, it is very important to make your house more beautiful and enjoyable to live. Many homeowners try their best to improve their curb appeal. Improving your curb appeal will enhance your home appeal as a whole. If you organize curb adequately, your home will look more beautiful. This will improve your house value significantly. Today we are going to show you on how to improve your curb appeal.

  • Clear your Junk

Remove anything that is an eyesore like dead bushes, old vehicle, swing set, empty planter, lawn furniture, unruly garden … you know it what you can find there. If it is not essential to your life, give it away, or you can recycle, or you can sell it. The ideas are to remove all the clutter and make your home clean and tidy.

  • Go Green

One of the most best ways to improve your curb appeal is to add some flowers and greenery. Ideally, you have to spend some money to create a beautiful garden. However, if you have a tight budget, you can add some planter or window boxes that provide the same effect of the garden. While going green, consider being kind to the enrivornment and using organic landscaping products.

  • Taking care of your lawn

Maintaining our lawn properly will affect significantly to our curb appeal. Regular care like raking off leaves, pulling weeds and mowing the grass should be done on a regular basis. A well-watered lawn will grow properly and prevent brown spot to take place. If you are considering your own plantings, have a look at the zone hardiness map before you buy any plantings.

  • Prune trees and buses

Some trees just need to be cut down (check out is my tree alive?). Not only can the present physical danger to your family and guests, but they can also attract pests and just plain be unslightly. Bushes and trees can bring majesty, maturity, and fullness of the houses. However, when they overgrown, the can detract the beauty of your home. Big trees can easily overshadow your garden that needs adequate sunlight. If your bushes and trees grow out of control, you need to prone them.

  • Focusing on your Front Door

Before entering your house, your visitors will go through and see your front door. You have to make sure that your front door looks great. You can wash, repaint or if you have enough budgets you can replace with a new one. Here are some front door ideas at HGTV.

  • Add some outdoor furniture

Adding outdoor furniture can be a great way of boosting your curb appeal. In this case, don’t need put to put too much as can make your outdoor landscape clattered. On the other hand, too little outdoor furniture can make it look neglected. In this case, you need to make a good balance or somewhere in the middle. It is very crucial to make sure that all your outdoor furniture is clean and in good order.

  • Mailbox Makeover

Check your mailbox. If they look outdated, you can repaint it, or you can replace it all together with something new and stylish. Beautiful and elegant mailbox will make your curb and home appearance much better.

  • Upgrading your house number.

If your house number looks unattractive and outdated, you can replace them with a new one. Try to use a font that aligns with the house architecture. This makes your house looks more beautiful than before.

Photo courtesy of Tea Lane Nursery

Dale

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