Instantly Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal With These Easy Tips

Whether you plan on staying in your current home for the long haul or may consider moving in the near future, everyone wants a house with curb appeal. In fact, 60% of potential home buyers feel a well-landscaped yard influences their purchasing decisions. The bottom line is that if your property isn't inviting from the get-go, no one's going to want to walk through the door and see what's inside. By focusing a bit more on the exterior, you'll ensure the interior gets a chance to be appreciated.

If you're looking for a few quick ways to add value and aesthetic appeal to your home, landscaping services or even a fresh coat of paint are great places to start. Here are just some of our top tips that are sure to boost your curb appeal.

    • Add a pop of color
      There's nothing quite like a bold front door to get people to stop and take notice. A vibrant hue can add instant interest and charm to an otherwise ordinary house. As long as your current front door is in good shape, punch it up with a little paint in a color that complements the style of the home. Bright red, yellow, or turquoise can often work well, as can many pastel tones. Find something that speaks to you and will appeal to the majority of buyers. You may want to redo your house numbers, while you're at it; if nothing else, it'll make it easier for buyers to find you!

 

    • Focus on flowers
      Not only do your outdoor living spaces need to be functional, but they need to be inviting as well. No matter how small your front lawn or backyard is, you need to make the most of it with your landscape planting design. Place flowers in your front garden, along the sidewalk, in flower boxes, or in raised beds. This can make a huge difference in how your home is perceived by others. Your local landscaping services can help you decide on flowers that thrive in your specific location. Perennials are particularly great options. Because they don't have to be replanted on an annual basis, your family (and future homeowners) can enjoy them for years to come.

 

    • Create outdoor walkways
      Some types of hardscaping projects may require a lot of space, but even if you have a small yard, you can add allure with a path made of stone or brick. This walkway will literally bring the eye straight to your front door and into your home. It's also a great way to add cohesion throughout your property. If you do decide to add a walkway, make sure to use unique outdoor lighting for both ambiance and safety.

 

  • Plant or trim trees
    Barren front yards aren't typically very appealing. Trees present a lot of visual and financial value; they make a property look its best and can actually reduce your energy bills in the summertime if they're planted in the right place. So if your green space looks a bit boring, adding some strategically placed trees can be a good idea. That said, overgrown yards aren't much better. They hide your home and give off an uninviting vibe. Talk to a landscaping services professional to ascertain what kind of trees or shrubs would work best for your home and whether you might benefit from trimming back any you currently have. The key to curb appeal is a well-manicured space that makes your home look its best.

You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to get a good ROI on your curb appeal. While some projects that landscaping services provide are a bit more expansive, these tips are fairly easy to execute. You can even handle the painting on your own and have a hand in the plants your landscaper chooses. Even if you choose just one of these projects to handle, you'll massively improve the look of your home and function of your yard. That's sure to please your family and any buyers who come through.

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