The Most Effective Ways To Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

September 24, 2020

Most homeowners are adept at making sure that the interior of their home is on-point, but not quite as good as ensuring that the exterior of their house is in tip-top condition. And that does make sense. Few homeowners spend too much time looking at the front of their property. They just walk to the front door, insert the key, and go inside.

Still, it is worthwhile looking at ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. It will set the tone for the rest of your home, for starters. Perhaps more importantly, it will nudge the value in the right direction too. In this blog, we will take a look at some of the most effective ways to give your home’s curb appeal a boost.

Add Greenery

Is the front of your home nothing, but concrete? Then take a look at adding some greenery. The front of many homes can be described as “functional,” which of course they need to be, but many lack touches that make it beautiful. Plants and trees can do just that. How much you plant will depend on the size of your front yard; the general rule is that it should look green and colorful, rather than just a boring old driveway. You could also look at hanging a basket of plants near the front door — it will make the front look a lot more interesting.

Get Rid Of Weeds

However, it is not as if all greenery in the front yard will be welcome. If you have weeds growing through your driveway, then that is going to provide a subtle, but noticeable eyesore. Plus, it can lead to uneven ground that could potentially be dangerous. Thankfully, there is a simple solution: weed killer. There are plenty of effective brands out there that will provide you with a weedless front. All that is required is a little bit of time and effort.

The Doors

There are some aspects of a front yard that have a bigger influence than others. The doors, for example, have a big impact. If you have ever been drawn to the front of a property, but do not fully know why, then take a look at the front door: is it high-quality, or a unique color? These things make a difference. As well as the front door, take a look at your garage door. A garage door repair can help to restore the door to its former glory, and you will be surprised by just how much it improves the appearance of your house. Even a lick of paint on either of these doors will make it look better.

Windows And Paint

And talking of painting: how about painting the front of your house? It is a bigger job than most, it is true, but you will be amazed at just how much life it breathes into your property. Another area to focus on is the windows. People do not think about replacing them, but they should — windows age just like anything else. A fresh set for the front of your property will make it look much better. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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