Curb appeal is the way your home looks from the road. An attractive property with well-maintained landscaping and a welcoming entryway will make a good impression on anyone who drives by. Visitors and potential homebuyers will want to check out the interior. Better curb appeal also increases property value. Here are a few ways to improve the curb appeal of your home.

Replace Outdated Hardware to Improve the Curb Appeal

Old light fixtures, doorknobs, and house numbers will date a property. To improve the aesthetic of your home, update the light fixtures. Purchase and install new fixtures, or if you’re on a budget, remove, clean, and paint the existing ones. Install a new doorknob and add a brass kick plate to protect the bottom of the door. Modern house numbers will also update the home and boost curb appeal.

Dress Up Your Front Door

Your property’s front entryway is often the first thing a guest notices when arriving at your home. Create a welcoming approach by sprucing up the front walkway. Install a custom wood door or paint your current door in a bold new color that complements your home. Add plants on either side of the entrance and a new welcome mat.

Add Furniture to Your Porch

Add comfortable seating to your porch so guests will want to spend time there. Rocking chairs or a small outdoor bistro set will make your property more inviting. Include a potted plant and throw pillows for a cozy touch.

Install Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting boosts your home’s curb appeal and improves safety after dark. Install fixtures to brighten pathways and add accent lighting to illuminate the house and trees. Good lighting above the garage door and new fixtures for the side yard will help improve home security.

Replace Downspouts and Gutters to Improve the Curb Appeal

Your home will look neglected and is at risk of water damage with an old gutter system. Replace the guttering with a new system to move the rainwater away from the property and improve the curb appeal.

Renew Siding, Paint, and Trim

Maintaining and updating the property’s exterior is another way to boost curb appeal. Improvements to the siding, paint, and trim enhance the home’s appearance. Pressure-wash your siding to make it look new. Repaint the home and trim every 7 – 10 years.

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