Curb appeal, simply put, is how attractive your home looks from the street. It can come in handy, especially if you are looking to sell your home. Focus on these key areas of your property to increase your curb appeal today:
Clean and Clutter-Free
Stand in the street and take a long, hard look at your home. See what catches your eye and note things that detract from the overall appearance. Remove any clutter in the yard or on the porches. Keeping the space neat and tidy will make it appear larger. Consider removing any unnecessary junk from your yard, such as children’s toys, old decorations, etc. This will give you a clean space to create the scene you want others to see when they look at your home.
Lawn and Greenery
Tidying up the yard is an important way to keep your lawn looking beautiful. Here are some lawn tips for improving your yard.
- Mow the lawn regularly
- Make sure to weed-wack the lawn perimeter
- Trim up the bushes
- Remove low hanging limbs on the trees
- Water areas that need the grass to grow
- Stop driving and parking on your grass
- Pull weeds in the garden area
Doing these things will keep your yard looking clean and appealing. It will also focus the attention on the beauty of your home instead of on what needs to be improved.
Doorway and Entrance
Take time to improve your front door and shutters with a paint job, if needed. Choose only a few decorations for the front entrance. Too many decorations seem cluttered and can appear tacky. Make sure your front porch rug is presentable, not worn. Add a welcoming wreath to the front door. Clean all lights and fans on the front porch area.
Sidewalk and Driveway
Pressure wash your sidewalk, porch, and driveway really good. It will remove months of built-up dirt making it brighter. Consider concrete paint, if needed. Park your vehicle up and away from the line of sight to your home. Make sure your vehicle is not leaking on your driveway.
These simple changes will make all the difference in your curb appeal. Removing anything that detracts from the beauty of your home is the goal. Standing back and looking at your home with a critical eye can give you a plan of action for improvements. You only get one chance for a first impression, whether it is personally or with your home.
If you are looking to sell your home, contact the experts at Berkshire Hathaway Services Crager Tobin Real Estate today!