Okay, yes, the groundhog may have been off a few weeks, but we all know that better weather is coming soon-ish. Some of the country’s best meteorologists have had difficulty predicting weather patterns for the last few years, we really can’t expect too much from the little guy, right? He’s only been correct about 17% in the last 40 years, after all. But anyway, yes, we know that warmer weather is headed our way, so let’s talk about curb appeal and how to improve the exterior of your home.
- The Front Door: The entryway is one of the first things people see when they look at a home. Test it for yourself; make a conscious effort to realize which part of a home catches your attention first. The entryway is usually within the top 3. Paint the door, change the hardware, add some greenery, and make it look welcoming and inviting.
- Paint or Update Old Siding: Siding fades and loses its appeal over time. Wood and other similar materials often do well with a fresh coat of paint. Brick siding can be cleaned, painted, or dyed to make it look amazing. Vinyl siding may need to be cleaned or replaced.
- Paint the Trim: Exterior trim is like an outline for your home. Choose a color that perfectly complements your home and you’re sure to love the results.
- Clean or Update Guttering: The guttering gets dirty from leaves, debris, dust, and water runoff. Cleaning the guttering and downspouts makes them look pretty amazing. Damaged, stained, or ugly guttering needs to be replaced.
- Clean and Update Exterior Structures: Exterior structures are part of your home. Basically, if you can see it from the curb, it has the ability to improve your curb appeal. Storage buildings, porches and decks, pergolas, and privacy fences fall into this category.
- Landscaping: Shrubbery, flowers, and trees add a lot to your home’s curb appeal. Also consider lighting, potted plants, and other decorative touches.
- New Windows: New windows do more than help insulate your home. They also go a long way to improve your curb appeal.
- New Roofing: Shingles and other types of roofing material tend to look old in time. Worn shingles give your home an aged appearance. Choose a roofing material that adds to your curb appeal.
- New Mailbox: Plants and other decorative items help improve the appeal at the mailbox. Consider also purchasing a mailbox style that complements your home.
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