Curb appeal. I’ve spoken about it before, and I’m sure I’ll mention it again. It’s useful to think about your home with this phrase in mind, either when you are thinking about selling or just looking to improve the design. I often find my mind drifts back to curb appeal when I’m considering a home improvement. It’s all very well sprucing up the inside but it’s the exterior everyone’s going to see, isn’t it? If you want to take my advice, follow these steps to boost up the look of your home. I think you will be incredibly pleased with the results.
Step 1: Cleaning Up The Garden
Truth be told I do this every few months or after a treacherous season of weather. A good sunny spot can leave your skin looking gorgeous, but it will burn your front yard to a crisp. So, start with trimming the grass as well as tidying up any hedges and shrubs. If you are looking to sell your home, this is going to make your front garden look like a wide, large, open space. That’s a great first impression to make on potential buyers. For the general home improvement, this is going to make everything look neat and tidy. You might also want to use some grass greener in patchy places.
Step 2: Repairing The House
It’s important to know here what jobs you should and shouldn’t do yourself. You can find more information about this on one of my other posts. But, essentially, anything that could be dangerous or could damage your home you should leave to the professionals. As an example, you should have no problem repainting a garden fence that looks worn out. But, be careful about roof repairs. Not only will you be risking falling off the darn thing, but you could also make a little bit of a mess up there. It’s best to instead hire a roofer who can complete the job for you. These businesses or individuals are also fantastic if you are looking to make any improvements to the top of your house.
Step 3: Upgrading The House
There are only so many upgrades you can make to the outside of your home. We’ve already talked about the roof, but even then you can’t make any drastic changes. This is usually written into a contract that you sign when you buy the home. You can’t make your house distinguishable from the rest of the street except in certain ways. You may get away with replacing the door, or the garage and this will have a big effect on the overall perception of your home. You can make a stylish, new, modern door the perfect distinguishing feature on the front of your home.
Step 4: Decorating The Garden
If you are considering upgrading the garden, however, you have carte blanche. Do anything you wish to make sure that it stands out from other houses on the street. For instance, many people favor installing a low maintenance water feature. It won’t cost a lot, and if you don’t have the DIY skills, you can hire a landscaper to build it for you.
I hope you have fun improving your home’s curb appeal. When you’re finished, your house is going to look stunning.