Enhancing the Curb Appeal of a Home

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People who bought homes before prices went up want to improve them and enhance their curb appeal. Enhancing it makes it appealing and makes it fit their personality. They even want to sell their residences since home prices have increased due to the huge demand in the market and the low supply of homes.

Whatever the case, enhancing the curb appeal of a house can make the homeowner proud of the property he purchased. It also makes it welcoming to guests who want to drop by for a visit after the pandemic is over.

Here are the things that you can do to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Work on the Front Yard

The first thing you need to work on is the front yard of your property. Since this is the first thing visitors will see from the street, you should make sure that you have a good-looking front yard. Pruning the shrubs in front can promote their growth and make them look fuller or denser, especially if the shrubs show more branches than their leaves. You’ll have to work on it manually since you have to ensure that the plant gets the light needed to grow.

But if you want a bit of privacy for your family, you can set up composite fencing panels. Aside from giving you privacy, these panels also enhance the look of the front yard. The natural finish of these synthetic wood panels also makes them appealing to the eye, enhancing the property’s curb appeal. Additionally, they are durable and provides a layer of security for the family.

Enhance with a Layer of Paint

Painting the house’s exterior can make it visually appealing, especially if it has been years since it was given a fresh coat of paint. A fresh coat of paint can make the home look refreshing. You can opt for a neutral color or bold color to make your home stand out in the neighborhood.

You can paint the trims, shutters, and door with contrasting colors as well. But you should make sure that the color you choose should not go against their homeowners’ association guidelines. Painting the house can be time-consuming, but it can significantly affect how the house will look after you finish the project.

Spruce Up with Plants

You can also add potted plants or flower boxes in front of the house. The curb appeal will improve when you have a range of perennials and annuals along the walkway leading to the door. It also adds a bit of life to the property, especially if you take care of these plants. Flowers can also add color to the home and make it appealing to any visitor’s eyes.

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Install Lights

A floodlight on the garage might not be enough to light up the path to your home at night. You might be tempted to flank the pathway with a runway-style lighting system. But you can make do with solar-powered lights positioned in the garden and aimed at the pathway.

When you set up exterior lights on your property, it makes it look great at night. The lights should combine function with style and provide adequate lighting for the entryway of the house. You can even connect them to motion detectors to add to the security feature of your home. They also allow you to save money since they turn off if no one is using the pathway.

Replace the House Numbers

Replacing the house numbers can also enhance the curb appeal of a home. This is particularly true if the old house numbers are too small or are not visible from the street. A better-looking house number makes it easy for visitors to find your house in case you’re planning to have a small get-together. You can replace it with house numbers made of brass, aluminum, or steel.

Upgrade the Mailbox

The mailbox is often overlooked when people work on enhancing the curb appeal of their homes. But upgrading or fixing the mailbox shows potential buyers that you want to make the home as perfect as possible. The mailbox might be standing along the road or is mounted on the front part of the house.

Upgrading or fixing it can contribute to enhancing the curb appeal of the home. But you should check the regulations on mailboxes before you enhance or fix them.

Enhancing the curb appeal of a house allows homeowners to be proud of their recent purchase. It also allows them to make it look good in the eyes of potential buyers if they plan to put it on the market.

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