The appearance of the outside of your home sets the first impression for everyone who drives by. All the exterior aspects of your home, from the landscaping to the siding, determine the curb appeal. Your neighbors will appreciate your efforts to improve curb appeal.

Focus on the Entryway

The entryway of a home is one of the first things people notice. Paint the door a bold color to grab attention. Mount new address numbers that match the style of your home. Purchase some attractive porch furniture, but not so much to make the space look crowded. Add some flower planters on either side of the door.

Improve Curb Appeal by Keeping Up With Yardwork

Maintaining the yard is one of the most labor-intensive tasks for improving curb appeal, and it is ongoing. You may enjoy landscaping as a weekend hobby or decide to hire someone to take care of the task. You’ll need to mow the lawn about every 2 weeks and pull weeds from flower beds more frequently. Trim back overgrown shrubs and bushes.

Fix Up the Mailbox

An old, rusted mailbox detracts from the property’s curb appeal. If it isn’t too far gone, you can paint it with a fresh coat of paint and add new numbers. You could even create a small flower bed around the mailbox surrounded by a border of stones. If the mailbox is beyond repair, it is time to install a new one.

Wash or Replace Siding to Improve Curb Appeal

Siding takes up most of the home’s exterior. If it is dirty and growing mildew, it can be brought back to life by pressure washing. If the siding is starting to become detached from the house or panels are broken, replace the siding. You have many siding materials to choose from that will improve curb appeal.

Exterior Lighting

Curb appeal matters even when the sun goes down. One of the best ways to enhance your home at night is by installing exterior lighting. Having a well-lit yard and porch also makes your home safer. String lights, solar pathway lights, and motion-sensor lights are all excellent options.

Your curb appeal efforts increase the value of your home. Evaluate how the outside of your home looks and make changes to improve it.

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