Ready to be the envy of the neighborhood? Or just looking to spruce up your home exterior? There’s many ways to re-energize the outside of your home whether you’re ready to put your house up for sale or simply freshen things up. Here’s seven ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal in a single afternoon.
1. Mix up the Landscaping
Redo your landscaping or add a fresh set of annual flowers to create an eye-catching display to your front yard. Place an inch layer of mulch to keep out weeds and retain moisture before planting.
2. Add a Tree
When you’re thinking of planting, you can also place a new tree or two to give your home more curb appeal. Balance out the entryway by adding a tree to each side.
3. Paint the Front Door & Trim
Make your front door and the exterior trim look good as new with a fresh coat of paint. If the doorknob has seen better days you can also change it out after repainting.
4. A Special New Delivery
Replace the closest thing to your property’s curb: the mailbox. Follow your local regulations whether at city and/or HOA level before purchasing a new mailbox.
5. Add New Lighting
If your entryway is currently dimly lit, look for exterior lights complimenting your home’s style. You can also add a little atmosphere to your backyard by hanging patio lights to create a cool vibe for evening get-togethers.
6. Give Your Fence and Deck a Fresh Coat
If your fence is looking faded, it can drag down everything around the exterior of your home. For wood fence owners, a stain including a blend of natural oils can help preserve the wood and help prevent warping and mildew from building up.
Don’t forget the outdoor deck also if you own one. A transparent deck stain can help maintain the natural wood look and show off the texture and grain.
7. Add New Gutters
It may be time for new gutters if you have any of the following happening:
- your gutter is beginning to come off the side of your home
- the gutter leaks every time it rains
- water is pooling around the ground due to a poor downspout location
Installing continuous copper gutters to solve any of these issues. Copper material beautifully compliments brick, stone, and many other popular exterior materials.