Whether you’ve been in your home for years or just moved into a brand new place, your home’s curb appeal is one of the most important aspects of where you live. The curb appeal of your home is the first impression that it gives off to the world. Your home’s curb appeal says a lot about who lives inside, including your unique taste and style. The initial exterior perception of your home will also greatly affect it’s value if and when you’re looking to put it on the market.
The best thing about updating your home’s curb appeal is that making improvements doesn’t have to be overwhelming! With a small budget and a little effort, you can considerably improve the curb appeal of your home and bring fresh new life to your place.
Here are a few key tips that any homeowner can apply:
1. Put some effort into landscaping.
This is by far the easiest way to improve your home’s curb appeal. However, it’s one step that many homeowners put off for the longest. Depending on the current season, a trip to the garden center at your favorite home improvement store can greatly improve your home’s appeal. Choose attractive planters for your windows. Lay new mulch or add greenery and flowers to your flower beds. Even a hanging planter at your front door can make a big difference. The greener the better when it comes to the exterior of your home.
2. Clean up debris and clutter.
Whether it’s your garden hose, kids toys, trash cans or pet supplies, the less clutter the better when it comes to your home’s exterior. If you need outdoor storage, find some attractive storage options for your garage or behind your home. Do your best to keep your porch, yard, and driveway clear of debris and clutter. This small step will instantly make your home seem cleaner and more appealing.
3. Add in personal accents and elements.
From a welcoming doormat to a colorful wreath or string lights, a few tasteful decorative elements can add instant personality to your home and make it look well cared for! Outdoor seating or unique artwork and decor are also great ways to show your personality. Don’t forget to add touches of charm to the outside of your home and not just the inside!
4. Small paint jobs boost your home’s curb appeal.
A little paint can go a long way! Even if you don’t currently have the budget to paint your whole house, paint can still go a long way in increasing your curb appeal. Choose a new, bright accent color to make your front door pop. Then choose a complementary shade for your window shutters, or simply add a fresh coat to the shutter paint you already have. If you have a garage door or other unique elements on your house, make sure you touch those up too.
5. Don’t skip the pressure wash.
Pressure washing your home is one of the best ways to improve its appeal and keep it in the best possible condition. Mold, grime, and other elements can make your home’s exterior look worn, so it’s best to clean and protect your house against these regularly. When you pressure wash, don’t skip important areas like your patios and decks! They can make a big difference as well.
All these ideas should help you considerably improve the curb appeal and feel of your home. By applying just a few of these tips, you can have the best looking house in the neighborhood in no time!
Are you in the Middle Tennessee area and looking for help with exterior paint, pressure washing, or generally improving the exterior condition of your home? Reach out and give our ProTek team a call. We would love to help create a plan that works for you and your home.