5 Steps For Improving Your Home's Curb Appeal

6 October 2014
 Categories: Construction & Contractors, Blog

Whether you want to sell your home in the near future or you just want to give it a makeover, there are some specific things you can do to make a better first impression. To increase your home's aesthetic value, use these five tips:

1. Balconies, Decks, Pathways and Porches

How does your home's deck or balcony look? How about the pathways, porches and driveway? If the payment isn't much to look at, consider repaving or at least patching it for both aesthetic and safety reasons. Your decks and balconies could benefit from new, stylish railings; porches that have more than one step should be outfitted with attractive and functional hand rails.

2. Spruce Up Your Landscaping

Does your yard and landscaping look consistently neat and groomed, or is there clutter, bare spots and disarray? Make sure your lawn is edged and trimmed neatly around all paths, driveways and flower beds. Clear away any dead brush, leaves or foliage piles. Green up your lawn by watering it during dry weather and using fertilizer and grass seed as needed. If there's a junk pile anywhere in your yard, remove it. Use a junk removal service like Roadrunner Recycling & Waste Management Ltd to haul away all of your clutter and debris.

3. The Front Door

The focal point of your home will be the front door for most visitors; is it making a positive and inviting statement, or is it time to address it? A chipped, scuffed or faded door can benefit greatly from refinishing or repainting. However, if it's seriously outdated or worn out beyond repair, consider replacing it. A sleek, modern front door design featuring the perfect wood tone, beveled glass and added sidelights can give your home's look a major upgrade.

4. Lighting Effects

While it will definitely help the security and safety of your home, outdoor lighting can also add loads of visual appeal. Bright lighting on decks and porches as well as subtle pathway and step lighting adds a classy look to your home and property.

5. It's in the Details

Assess your home's overall visual effect; could your siding, paint or trim use some touch-ups? Add a new mailbox and address numbers if your current ones look outdated. Some colorful flowers and a new, stylish welcome mat can also boost your home's curb appeal.

You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression, so use these five tips to be sure your home is making the best statement possible.