Curb appeal is all about that first impression. When someone walks up to your home do they see a well-kept, tidy, beautiful bungalow or a run-down shack in need of repairs? Ok, maybe the options aren’t that extreme, but that can be how it feels, especially if you’re putting your home on the market. If you’re looking to spruce up your home’s exterior and add a little extra curb appeal, here are some great ideas.
Make The Plants Pleasant
Landscaping is a great way to add a ton of curb appeal, sometimes without too much effort. The first step is to tame the grass, especially if it’s been a while since you mowed. Tall, scraggly grass automatically makes the rest of the house look run down. It also starts to turn brown when it gets too tall, making the whole yard look unkempt. Adding plants to the front of your house will also boost curb appeal. You could add window boxes, plant a small garden, or simply hang a potted plant on your porch. Either way, the addition of green will give your home a lift.
Add Light and Color To The Door
Right now, the trend is all about front doors that pop rather than blending into the home’s exterior color. This is because it’s an inexpensive and easy way to add visual interest. You don’t have to buy a new door – chances are good you could just paint the one you have. While you’re working on the entryway, make sure that there’s enough light to illuminate the porch and the house number. A dark porch doesn’t make an inviting entryway.
Symmetrical patterns are naturally pleasing, and when things are made symmetrical they feel like they’ve been improved tremendously even when very little has been done. Symmetrical patterns also draw the eye and focus to whatever is in the middle, be it the front door, garage door, or stairway. If you have the space, consider adding a matching plant, planter, wall-mounted light, or whatever to achieve symmetry.
Decorate Your Door
Add something fun and seasonal to your front door to catch the eye of passersby. There are lots of seasonal options for a variety of budgets. This could be as simple as a glass cling or as elaborate as a large wreath (they’re not just for Christmas). Just make sure you change it out as the seasons change.
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