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Curb Appeal 101: Give Your Home the Glow-Up It Deserves

If you’ve lived in your home for a good chunk of time, odds are you’ve put work into it. At this point you may be asking, “What is my home worth?”

Investing in your property can be as easy as working on curb appeal. The way your home appears from the outside sets the stage for the interior. If you want to sell your house, you’re going to want to make a good first impression on buyers.

Here are some ways to spruce up your house from the outside.  

Entryway Enhancement

Upon first glance, your entry doors are the most noticeable part of your house. There are many easy things you can do to make it pop.

Giving it a fresh coat of paint certainly helps, especially if it’s in a unique color that fits with your house’s aesthetic. You can also change out the hardware on the door to change its look completely.

Or, if you like, install an entirely new door for an upgrade.

Lawn Maintenance

Simply put: cut your grass and trim your hedges. Keeping your yard area tidy goes a long way.

You may also want to consider adding shrubbery in sparse areas or removing it where there’s overgrowth.

You can also add a pop of color by planting flowers.

Window Boxes

If there’s no ground space for flowers, consider installing box planters under the windows on the front of your home.

Light It Up

Not only does a well-lit door look good, it adds to the feeling of security in the home.

Update light fixtures on the porch, or add some to your walkway.

Update Your Mailbox

Is your mailbox dingy and weather-worn? Install a new stylish one.

While you’re at it, think about updating your house numbers to make a subtle difference.

Power Wash

Nothing is more satisfying than watching years of dirt and grime slide away under the immense pressure of a power washer.

Giving your siding and walkways a thorough cleaning will elevate the appearance of your home.

Add Shutters

Do your windows feel bare, like something is missing? Adding shutters can change the face of a house completely.

If you’ve updated your front door, consider painting shutters a color that will complement it.

Create a Seating Area

This can be done on your front porch or a portion of your front yard that has room for it.

Build a comfortable seating area with chairs and a table, as well as other comforting fixtures like plants and lanterns.

This space is functional as well as relaxing, and adds an air of familiar comfort to the home.

Rock It

Even if you seem to have your landscaping in order, there may still be sparse spots. Break up the overall aesthetic by adding large boulders or small rock beds among the greenery.

Give Your Garage Some Love

If you have a garage door out front, treat it like your entryway door: clean it and give it a fresh coat of paint. You can also change up the hardware and add faux hinges, nail heads, and latches to change its look.

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