Curb appeal is a wonderful way to boost your home’s aesthetic, but it’s also a fairly simple and budget-friendly way to raise your home’s value. Whether you’re thinking of selling your home or are just looking for ways to give the front lawn a makeover, there are several things you can do that don’t require a ton of money or know-how. Many homeowners are reluctant to make big changes to landscaping because they aren’t sure where to start, but the process doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are some ideas on how to add curb appeal to your home without the stress.
If you lack the time to do all the exterior enhancing projects yourself, think about hiring a professional who can come in and help you take your home’s curb appeal to the next level. Whether you’re looking to get the roof cleaned or your home needs a good power wash, the pros at Space Clean can assist you with your needs and ensure that the front of your home looks great all year long.
If you’re planning to sell your home, it’s important to remove any belongings in the front or back of the house, just like you would inside the home. Depersonalizing is a key step to selling your home, because it prevents potential buyers from becoming distracted when viewing the home. Storing toys, personalized decor, and even your vehicles can result in getting an offer more quickly. For instance, if you own a motorcycle, simply keep it in the garage and hide it underneath a quality motorcycle cover. As an added bonus, a cover will also keep it from rusting and will preserve the state of its paint and fabrics.
For some people, looking at a front lawn that needs a lot of work — or a house that needs some repairs — can be overwhelming. If it’s too difficult to see where you should start, take some clear pictures of the entire front of your home, including the landscaping, so you can spend some time studying them in order to come up with a plan. Good photos will allow you to see what you should focus on first because they will allow you to view your home the way a guest would. Pay attention to the roof, gutters, trees, and the lawn itself. For example, does the grass look patchy? Do the trees block it from getting enough sunlight? Sometimes, some simple scaling back is just what is needed, but keep in mind that some pruning should be left to the pros.
In areas of the United States where winter pulls the color from the landscape, it’s essential to bring in a few pops of sparkling white or cheery hues via landscape fencing or hardy winter plants in order to add some color. Try evergreens, star magnolias, boxwoods, or azaleas; just do a little research first to make sure they’ll thrive in your part of the country. A fresh coat of paint can work wonders for several things on the front exterior of your home, from the door to the mailbox. You don’t need anything too complicated; just enough to break up the dull browns and greys that are left behind in late fall and winter. This is a great way to make your home more appealing if you’re thinking of putting it on the market.
The walkway is one of the first things a visitor sees upon arriving at your home, and in cases where that area is visible from the road, it can make a huge difference as to how the house is perceived. Making some updates to the walk and driveway can really improve your home’s value, as well, depending on which way you go. First, take a look at the structure; if large cracks are visible or if there are chunks of concrete falling off, you’ll need to think about repaving. If the area is grass or oil-stained, consider having it pressure washed. If you have the funds and time, you can also pull up the walk entirely and lay down a stone path. This will require a professional’s touch but can significantly boost your home’s value. Contact Space Clean to learn more about our expert services.
Making a few changes to the front of your home can lead to major benefits, whether you’re thinking about selling the property or you just want to tidy things up a bit. The key is to create a plan and a realistic budget while making sure you get help from a pro when you need it; this will help you get the job done in no time.
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Guest post by Emma Croft of Get Gardening