4 Tips to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home

Wood Front Door InstallationCurb appeal essentially refers to how your home looks from the street, the driveway, or when someone is passing by or approaching it. The more curb appeal that you have, the more appealing it will be, especially if you’re in the market to sell your home.

There are many ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home, and we have highlighted 4 key ways here.

1. Focus on the front door. The front door of any home is the main focal point. This is what draws attention. If you have a plain, ordinary looking entry door that doesn’t look all that inviting, then you won’t benefit from some quality curb appeal.

Think about ways that you could boost the appearance of your front door. Making the front door stand out with a rustic knocker, painting the door a bright color, such as red against a grey-blue house, and other additions can improve its appearance.

Also consider adding plants and other foliage around the door. If you have a stoop, you can add a bench that would be inviting to potential guests coming to your home.

2. Landscape the front lawn. If you have a dingy, brown front lawn, that’s going to draw attention away from the house. Consider adding a nice, slate front walk. Space out the slate stone and cultivate grass between the stone. This will add a great deal of curb appeal.

Oh, and hire a professional to reseed and get that front lawn growing bright green once again.

3. Add landscape lighting. During the evening hours and dusk, having lighting along the walkway will be a great way to improve the curb appeal. Use lights that rely on solar power and energy cells. These won’t require any wiring and they won’t cost you a dime to run.

4. Gardens along the front of the house. Add a garden area along the front of your home. Be sure to include colorful flowers that will bloom at different times of the year. This will make your home stand out and say to the neighborhood, Look at this gorgeous home!