How You Can Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

November 23, 2021

For those who are worried about what kind of impression their home gives off, you need to turn your attention towards the exterior! It is the front of your house that gives the first impression, and to bypassers and visitors, it is going to be the first thing that matters. If you do not look after the front side of your house, it leaves others to draw conclusions about what the rest is like. Every house is different, some have large front gardens, some have large driveways, some have neither, but that does not make it something you should be comfortable neglecting.

If you are the type that finds it difficult to be creative with these kinds of things, there is no shame in getting inspiration from other people’s homes. There are a lot of great designs out there, and some of them might look great for your own home.

Shrubbery Always Fits

If you have the luxury of having your own front garden, then having shrubbery can be a great way to bring life, color, and privacy to your home. However, it is not going to look after itself. While it is nice to have nature incorporated into your home, you should still do your best to keep it trimmed. If you leave it to grow naturally, it can look really messy and even become quite a hindrance. Even better if you can create some symmetry with it; a little extra care, but your home deserves it!

Clean Up Your Driveway

For the homes with the luxury of having a large drive, you have so much potential to create something wonderful. There are many designs that people choose to have installed on their drive, and you should take the time to explore them. Businesses like Creme De La Creme Concrete have a number of pictures to browse on their site, and can give some inspiration on what you might want! It is worth noting that your drive will not be usable for the time it is being done, so make sure you pick a good time to get it done!

Give It A New Coat Of Paint

The paint you pick for your home says a lot about you, and it is important that you do not pick something too lively. A whole building painted in a vibrant color can be a bit of a headache, but something smaller like the door and minor details can work great. A coat of paint won’t last forever though, and even if you are happy with the colors you have picked already, you might want to make sure it is not starting to wear! Enduring the weather all year long will start to show, so keep an eye on it!

It Is Okay To Stand Out

Some people feel like they should not do things with their home for fear of not being uniform to their neighbors. It is okay for your house to stay out, and it can be a good thing if done right. If your neighbors do not invest a lot into their homes, it should not be a reason for you to follow suit. Your home could be the nicest building on the street, for even the most interesting. What matters most is that it gives off the impression that makes you feel the happiest. 

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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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