The curb appeal of your home is the first thing people will notice when passing by your property. First impressions are formed in seven seconds, and once this impression is made, it can be challenging to overcome this. Your home is your castle, as they say, and you should be proud of your house. Creating a good first impression and boosting your home’s curb appeal should be part of this strategy.
Improving your curb appeal means looking at all the different factors outside your home that can impact what people think when they see you home and how you feel each day when arriving back.
These tips can help you improve your curb appeal and give you a home you are happy to return to every day.
Before you make any drastic changes, give the whole place a good clean-up first. This can instantly give you a facelift. Get rid of any rubbish that is building up, jet wash the exterior of your property, and clean brickwork, windows, and doors, as well as your garage too. Pay attention to any areas that collect dust and dirt, including cutters, drains, edges of pathways, etc, and you’ll be surprised at the difference it will make.
If you have fencing around your property, give it a facelift or carry out major repairs. Fix broken panels, repair holes in metal fencing, or even change up the type of fencing you have if yours isn’t up to the task anymore. You can get a wooden fence or an iron fence, build a wall, or use steel or vinyl. A fence really adds charm to the character and security of your home and helps to keep any children and pets safe when playing outside.
Lighting can really help you add an extra dimension to your outdoor aesthetics, but feature lighting can create a focal point and help you set the tone for what people will expect in your home. Feature lighting can enhance certain areas, such as footpaths or your doorway, and provide an extra layer of security for guests and residents arriving home after dark.
Think neat edges, manicured grass, and maintaining its lushness. If you have a lawn at the front of your property, it needs to set the tone for how you live, and an unkempt lawn can give out all the wrong ideas. Keep your lawn neatly trimmed, remove any weeds, and ensure it grows healthy all year round.
Plants can give any property, inside and out, a boost. And if you want to make your garden more attractive or even a plain yard, plants can be exactly what you need. Plus, they don’t even need to be real. Artificial plants can work just as well. Add them to borders, plant pots on paths, around the front door, or by gates and fences. You can even make features in your lawn to help your plants stand out a bit more.
Improving the curb appeal of your home isn’t just for visitors or potential buyers if you’re looking to sell your home. It can also help you to enjoy coming home and improve your happiness and enjoyment of where you live too.
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