Home Buying & Selling
May 17, 2023

5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

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Your home’s curb appeal is the general aesthetic of the exterior. It can also help increase your property value. If you’re looking to refinance or sell your home, working on your curb appeal is a must! According to Realtor Magazine, curb appeal can help sell a property for 7% more than those without curb appeal.

While keeping up with yearly and seasonal maintenance helps your curb appeal, there are easy things you can do to your home’s exterior that will benefit your property value and overall look.

1. Landscaping

A modest home with beautiful plants in hanging planters, pots, and in the garden.

Whether or not you have a green thumb, adding plants and trees to your property can fill the space with beauty, lower your energy bills, and benefit your wildlife. Flowering trees, like Magnolia or Dogwood, can help your property ease into Spring and Summer with elegance. In addition, trees provide privacy, shade, and oxygen for your space. If you don’t have a lot of space in your yard, visit your local nursery to pick up some hanging flower baskets or potted trees to display near your door.

2. Hardscaping

A large home with intricate land- and hardscaping. A wide and flat stone walkway leads to the front steps.

Hardscaping is anything that appears in your landscaping besides plants. Walkways, garden barriers, decorative rocks, or other stonework are all forms of hardscaping. Opting for stonework or concrete pathing instead of gravel can protect your green spaces from stubborn weed growth.

3. Fresh Paint

A family bungaloo with green shutters and a yellow-y tan front door.

Your home’s exterior goes through a lot. Wet weather, direct sunlight, and the passing of time naturally put stress on painted surfaces. On a sunny weekend, doing small spot touch ups of paint around windows, trims, and doors can go a long way. If you’re looking for new colors, aim for a cohesive color scheme.

4. Illuminating Lighting

Outdoor path lights casting a white glow among landscaping.

Lighting is about more than just aesthetics; you’re increasing night-time visibility for your family and guests. Lighting with warmer tones provide gentle illumination without eye strain. Additionally, falls are the most common home injuries. Well-placed lighting around stairs, paths, and entryways reduces these risks and provide peace of mind.

5. Little Details

A front door exterior with two matching planters and a clean wooden deck floor.

When it comes to your curb appeal, don’t forget the final touches! Bold house numbers, a fresh mailbox, seasonal décor, and even a new doormat can tie things together. Power washing walkways and your home’s exterior can brighten things up without the need for new features.

A home with large trees, landscaping, rock retaining walls, and a bright exterior on a sunny day.

One of the many benefits of homeownership is the ability to decorate your property how you wish. If you’re interested in renovating your space or purchasing your own, contact us today!

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