The first day of Spring is March 20th, and with the Spring market just around the corner, it’s time to think about ways to freshen up your home. Studies have shown that homes with great curb appeal sell faster and with higher sale prices. Even if you’re not planning to sell in the near future, these upgrades will make you happy every time you pull into your driveway.
- Landscape Lighting
Install solar landscape lighting to create a warm and inviting look without the need for power. Line a pathway with lights or highlight a nice tree to give the front of your home some dimension.
- Front Door
A fresh coat of paint on your front door can really make the front of your home pop. Consider trying a bright color to set your home apart from the rest of the neighborhood. Add a flowery wreath to create a “Spring-y” look.
Line the walkway to your front door with decorative bricks or pavers. This will draw the eye straight to your beautiful front door and create an inviting atmosphere.
Replace old mulch with fresh, new mulch. Or, for a more weather-proof solution, try adding rocks to your front landscaping instead. Trim any overgrown bushes, pull any weeds that have popped through, and consider adding some colorful flowers to create the look of a manicured yard.
- Potted Plants
Place big potted plants on each side of your garage door, or on your front porch. Tulips, peonies, and gardenias are all beautiful flowers for Springtime.
- House Numbers
Swapping out your old house numbers for new ones can make a huge difference in the overall look of your home. Visit your local hardware store and take a look at the various types available. Be sure to choose numbers that coincide with the style of your home and that are large enough to read from the street.
Replace your old hardware with fresh new knockers, hinges, kick plates, and knobs to instantly make your home look years newer.
Paint can freshen up the look of just about anything. If your entire home doesn’t need a new coat of paint, then just repaint the trim in a fresh, bright color to add a splash of personality to your curb appeal.
- Fences and Railings
Consider replacing any railings or fences that lead to your front entryway in order to improve your lawn’s visual appeal. If you don’t want or need to replace it completely, try power washing the fence and re-staining or painting it.
- Garage Door
A fresh garage door makes your whole home look more attractive. You can instantly update the look of a drab-looking garage door with a fresh coat of paint. Add hardware or swap out old hardware to beautify your garage door even further.
For many homeowners, the exterior of the home is often overlooked. If you’re selling your home, freshening up your curb appeal will encourage more buyers to schedule a showing. If you’re not planning a move in the near future, these upgrades will still add beauty to the place you spend most of your time at. Try out a few of these projects. You owe it to yourself and to your home!