Did you know that increasing your home’s curb appeal can also increase its value? Whether you’re looking to resell your home or simply to upgrade it, learn how you can increase its curb appeal.
9 Tips for Increasing Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is all about attracting the eye in a subtle, tasteful manner. You can increase your home’s curb appeal by applying the following 9 tips.
1. Keep things tidy.
No matter how nice your things are, what color your house is, or what’s inside your garage, presentation matters. Take time every week or two to make sure your porch is swept and today, furniture is arranged well, and that your garage is clean and organized. Even if you don’t possess the time or money to add anything to your home’s exterior, a little cleanliness goes a long way.
2. Use a pressure washer.
In addition to tidying up belongings, remember to deep-clean your house’s walls and trim. Investing in a pressure washer helps you remove deep-seated dirt and grime from your home, brightening the paint up and increasing overall curb appeal. You can also use your pressure washer on vehicles, ensuring that your car is as shiny as your house.
3. Add pops of color.
If your house is a neutral color, try adding an eye-catching pop of color. Paint your front door, house numbers, window panes, or mailbox a bright color or pattern. This provides a natural focal point and makes your home appear more attractive. You can also place brightly-colored furniture on your porch if you prefer not to paint anything.
4. Invest time in lawn care.
One of the best things you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal is to focus on your lawn. Weed flower beds, cut grass, trim bushes, and maintain trees. Gardening provides a great way to enjoy the fresh air while adding to your home’s beauty.
5. Add a fresh coat of paint.
Even with the help of a pressure washer, your house does eventually need to be painted again. If you notice that your home’s exterior looks a little “sad,” even with the help of these tips, a new coat of paint might freshen things up again.
6. Use statement pieces.
Much like a pop of color, statement decor draws the eye to a specific focal point and ties a home’s exterior together. Your statement piece could be a wreath, a rug, a chair, or a pot.
7. Design a walkway.
Stone walkways are an excellent way to make your home appear both stylish and unique. Fortunately, it is very easy to build a DIY walkway with materials you can find at your local hardware store. Give it a try, or call your local professional to see about making one for you with concrete or asphalt.
8. Don’t overdo it.
Remember to keep decor simple and tasteful. A yard so full of rosebushes and lawn ornaments that you can’t see the grass is slightly counter-productive. While your home should reflect your interests and personality, try to view your home’s exterior through the eyes of a stranger to see if you are overdoing it.
9. Maintain your driveway.
Many homeowners forget that their driveway plays an important role in increasing their home’s curb appeal. A cracked, crumbling driveway makes a building appear cheap, while a clean, well-maintained driveway makes a home feel fresher.
Simple Ways to Care for Your Driveway
In order to maintain your driveway and increase curb appeal, you need to keep an eye on cracks, holes, and crumbling. If you notice small cracks, fill them in as soon as possible. Large spiderweb cracks might indicate that it is time to replace your driveway entirely.
One great way to protect your driveway from unsightly damage is to sealcoat your asphalt. Sealcoating your asphalt provides an extra layer of protection from weight, sun, rain, and other damaging factors.
How Can We Help You Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal?
You can count on Walt’s Paving to complete your residential or commercial paving project in an efficient and timely manner. We have over 40 years of experience paving asphalt driveways, making asphalt repairs, and sealcoating asphalt. We are located in Osceola IN and service homeowners and businesses within 50 miles of Elkhart IN. Call us today.