A home’s curb appeal directly impacts the neighborhood it is in. One home that goes through the effort of updating their property can inspire another, and then another, and soon that standard little street you bought your house on is one of the most beautiful and desirable in the area.
With the right design updates, you can be proud of your home. You can look at it with content and with pleasure every time you return home. It welcomes you from the moment it pulls into sight and lulls you to sleep every night.
A beautiful exterior is essential for your satisfaction, for the neighborhood, and for your home’s value, so spruce up your curb appeal today with this guide:
1. Address Wear and Tear
You want your design efforts to last, and for that to happen, you need to make sure that the structure they are going on is in its best condition. An old home wears down over time. It might be time to hire a roofer to repair or replace your roof. It might be time to replace the glass in your windows or upgrade them as double glazing alone has come a long way in the last few decades in terms of effectiveness.
2. Sand Down Paint and Prep Your Home
Paint chips and begins to peel off over time, but to cover that area, it needs to be removed and sanded down. This can take a lot of elbow grease, and it is recommended for homeowners to tackle the problem on second stories or higher, so if necessary, bring in specialists to tackle the job for you. While they are there, they can also paint and seal your exterior.
Tip: For bricks, stone, and sliding, you may want to use a pressure washer instead to free your home of its dirt and grime. Again, this can be best done by hiring a team.
3. Update the Look of Your Home
The quickest way to update the look of your home is to change the color combination. You can paint over brick, change the window trimming color, or change out your front and garage doors. Most of these are simple updates that do not require extensive planning or changes, but the result will be magical and will increase the value of your home.
4. Add the Icing on Top
The lights, your mailbox, door handles, and similar fixtures are worth updating. Invest in a beautiful upgrade and replace the existing ones if they were old, builder’s standard, or just plain ugly. Do this, and your home will look like a million bucks.
5. Add a Garden
Even if you do not have a large front lawn, you can do a lot with gardening. From simply adding a flower box to planting a bush under your window. Not only will these add to the beauty of your home, but they are also excellent at improving the privacy of your home.
Your home’s curb appeal is worth investing in, both for your satisfaction and for your property’s overall value. Doing it early on can even encourage your neighbors to follow suit and update their own properties so that your whole street is stunning, so get cracking today and get those design plans out.