Whether you’re planning to sell your home soon or you’re just wanting to feel more pride in the property that you own, it’s always a good idea to take a look at the exterior of your property and find ways that you could improve upon it and make it more appealing.
To help you in doing this and taking on some of these home improvement projects, here are three ways you can boost your home’s curb appeal.
Update Your Driveway
Before you or your guests even make it to your house, they’re going to have to drive on or walk through your driveway. Because of this, you may want to start your improvement projects here.
If your driveway isn’t paved or has materials that are old or cracking, you may want to get this section resealed, both for aesthetic appeal and functionality. Along with this, Laura Mueller, a contributor to Moving.com, shares that you may also want to consider updating or staining your garage door. Because installing a completely new garage door can be very expensive, doing a little upgrade by thoroughly washing it and then repainting or staining it could make it look like new while saving you quite a bit of money.
Especially if you’re contemplating repainting your home, you should take the time to update your garage door as well.
Give Your Vegetation Some Attention
One thing that can make your home appear to be in bad condition is having overgrown or overrun vegetation surrounding your home.
To combat this, you should spend some time giving any vegetation that’s around your home some attention. According to Sarah Yang and Petra Guglielmetti, contributors to Real Simple, recommend doing things like pruning your shrubs, balancing any flower beds you have, and bringing in some new bark or other layered materials.
If you’re not confident in your ability to take care of these tasks on your own, you may want to hire a landscaping professional to help you get started and envision what would make your yard look better and more well kept.
Rethink Your Front Door
Everyone who comes to your home is going to see and interact with your front door. As a result, you should be sure to make this sight and experience one that will be positive.
To do this, Don Vandervort, a contributor to Home Tips, advises that you wash and repaint your door so that it “pops” against the exterior of your home. You could also replace your door handle and other exterior hardware as well as adding a kick plate or doormat to keep everything looking and feeling neat and tidy.
To help your home take its curb appeal to the next level, consider implementing some of the tips mentioned above.