10 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal of Your Home

Curb appeal is important when it comes to impressing the neighbors and increasing the chances of selling your home. By making your home look attractive from the road, it will leave a positive and long-lasting first impression.

Clean Up Clutter

All clutter should be cleaned up from your yard and porch area, and your lawn should have a neat and tidy appearance.

Paint Your House

Your house should have a nice coat of paint that is not pealing or it should have clean siding. Repaint the house as necessary to keep it looking great and power wash siding every year so it is clean and shiny.

Add Flowers

You don’t necessarily need to have a green thumb to add flowers to your home. Hanging baskets and pots of annuals will provide blooms all season and look great. It can be as simple as going to your local greenhouse and picking a few of your favorite potted flowers and plants to place on the porch or plant in front or along walkway.

Plant Bushes

Hide the bottom of your house with bushes. Flowering bushes add color, while evergreen bushes ensure the area is covered all year through. Small bushes can a be nice way to landscaped the area along the walkway and side of house without over powering the front yard.

Install a New Door

The entrance to the home is generally seen from the road, which means the door should be attractive and eye-catching. If getting a new door is not in the budget, there is the option of simply cleaning, painting or refinishing the one you have now.

Maintain Your Driveway

Whether you have an asphalt or concrete driveway, make sure it remains in good shape. Repair cracks in cement right away and get asphalt resealed on a regular basis; also remember to get rid of those unattractive weeds that like to creep up.

Repair Your Roof

A raggedy roof can be easily spotted from the road. Make certain the roof remains in good shape and make repairs as needed. Along with the roof, remember the rain gutters and downspouts to keep them clean and free of leaves and debri.

Keep Garage Doors Shut

While it is great that you have a garage that provides you with plenty of storage space, no one needs to see what you have hidden away inside. Keep your garage door shut so no one has to look at the mess inside.

Keep Your Lawn Mowed

A mowed and well manicured lawn is quite attractive. Keep weeds out of your lawn and trim the edges.

Trim Trees and Other Plant Life

Overhanging trees and other out of control vegetation will detract from the beauty of your home, particularly if they are hanging over into the driveway. Keep vegetation manicured and trimmed.

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