5 Strategies to Improve the Curb Appeal for Your Toronto Home

slideshow-2Improving the curb appeal of your home in Toronto can have a number of positive effects. It can make you feel better pulling into the driveway after a long day of work. Seeing something that you own looking great can have a positive influence on your emotional well-being.

It can also benefit the home’s resale value if you are considering selling in the near future. Below are five strategies that you can use to help improve the curb appeal of your Toronto home.

1. Install a walkway.

If you have basic slab steps or a concrete walkway, you can improve the look and feel of this walkway by adding landscaping along the side of it or simply by edging the walkway. If you don’t have a walkway that leads to the front door, have one installed. You can choose from slate or crushed stone and brick.

2. Paint the outside of the house.

If you have an older home that hasn’t been painted in many years, the sun, wind, rain, and other weather-related events as well as dirt can become crusted onto the surface. Repainting or residing the house can completely improve the curb appeal of your home.

3. Improve the landscaping.

If you don’t have any landscaping along the front or side of your house, it’s time to consider adding this to your home. You can simply add colorful mulch that can highlight the grass as well as the house, improving the overall appearance.

4. Covering the cement foundation.

Many siding companies today offer extras that can cover the concrete portion of the home’s foundation. If you cover the cement foundation, it can make your home look more uniform from top to bottom.

5. Replace the windows and doors.

Old windows and doors can have a negative impact on the curb appeal of any home. Replacing these windows and doors can boost the overall appearance and value of your home.