Curb appeal is that first glimpse of a home from the sidewalk. It determines how you feel about a house and how you’ll interact with it – is it welcoming, is it deteriorating? The front of a home is a mirror of its interior, and when it doesn’t look good from the street it usually isn’t much better on the inside. Why not enhance your home’s preview? Creating an inviting entrance will not only benefit your guests but it can also significantly raise your home’s value. Whether you’re thinking about selling your home this summer or just entertaining some friends, here are some easy ways to improve your home’s curb appeal…
- Repair your mailbox.
Practical structures don’t need to be cheap. Mailboxes are a great excuse to add a little glamour to your home. Instead of going for the standard plastic or wood option, why not use this as a feature detail in your front lawn? Line your mailbox with stone, rebuild with high quality wood, accent it with plant features, or add a hardware detail like a number sign… Any of these options will work to upgrade and add personality to the front of your home.
- Trash Shed
Go the extra mile by housing your garbage cans in a trash shed. These structures are especially great for country or mountain homes looking to keep animals out. Limit trash smells to areas other than your garage with the addition of a trash shed.
Driveways don’t need to be boring. Pour your concrete differently. Consider staining or stamping your driveway to create luxurious place to park your cars.
- Landscaping & Plants
Highlight the entrance to your home with some plant life. Potted or planted, flowers or bushes, gardens are a welcoming way to usher in your home’s guests.
- Front Door
Lastly, one of the easiest and budget-friendly ways to improve your home’s curb appeal is by adding a fresh coat of paint to your front door. Yellow, red, or a high contrast navy or black will instantly make your home more modern and intriguing.
Maintain the investment in your home with exterior maintenance. Curb appeal, landscaping, repairs, and paint are simple ways to improve your home. Need help getting started? Handyman Matters has craftsmen skilled in over 1,162 projects – call us today to started on your home 866-FIX-MY-HOME.