by Nutan Brown
on Thursday, September 3rd, 2020 at 2:38pm.
First impressions count! The first thing people see often sets the tone and stands out in their memory. This is why the look of your home, from the front yard to the front door, is so important. Whether you are looking to sell your property, or just impress family, guests and neighbours as they go by, here are 4 ways to increase the curb appeal of your home.
Update The Front Door
A really nice front door can make a big difference for your curb appeal, since it is often the first thing people see upon entering your home. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive either, just welcoming and easily visible from the curb.
A fresh coat of paint can give your home a whole new look. Make sure the door is in good shape too. If necessary, consider replacing it for a new one. You can add an extra touch with a friendly door mat and door knocker as well.
Add Some Lighting
To instantly update the look of your home and amplify curb appeal, consider getting new light fixtures. Outdoor lighting can really make a house stand out at night, while adding extra safety and security.
Make sure to choose lights that will provide adequate lighting for your entryway. Add some solar lights along the front walkway and near flowerbeds. For easy installation, choose fixtures that mount to the wall the same way as your existing fixtures.
Plant Trees And Shrubs
Add some more life to your home by planting trees or shrubs in the front yard. This will help make your home feel more welcoming and inviting by creating a sense of fullness and maturity to the property.
Spend time trimming and weeding in your front yard as well. Plants can quickly become overgrown, detracting from the property’s beauty. Choose low maintenance plants and trees if necessary to limit the amount of work required.
Add Interesting Details
Depending on your space, there are a variety of furniture, fixtures and details you can add to make your property stand out. A couple of simple additions can make a really big difference.
Items such as potted plants, bird baths and garden sculptures create a much more welcoming environment. Include a couple chairs to offer a space to relax. You can even add a touch of elegance with something as simple as new house numbers or a new mail box. The choice is yours!