You’ll often hear Realtors talk about a home’s “curb appeal,” and although a great outside appearance helps sell a house, it’s also important even if you don’t plan to move soon. As you make your way home every day, you want to feel proud and happy when you approach your home. Your home’s outside appearance should make you glad to be coming home and lift your mood when you see the care and style that has gone into choosing and arranging each element.
The following tips will help boost your home’s curb appeal
Replace old hardware
Take a look at your mailbox, outside light fixtures, house numbers, and entry door locks and knobs. Hardware outside your home should be in good condition and add visual interest to your home’s appearance. Whichever finish you choose for these items, they should match, rather than being replaced haphazardly with varying finishes over the years.
Replace exterior lighting
Look for new exterior lighting fixtures and consider how they’ll look and function. Lights along a pathway, for example, not only make your property easier to navigate, but they can also give it a warm glow. If you’re buying new fixtures, choose ones mounted in the same way as your existing fixtures to save time.
Add color with container gardens
Container gardens add a welcoming boost of color to your home’s exterior. They’re easy to move around to change up their look and to water. You can create interesting, asymmetrical arrangements from your own plants or buy ones already made at a garden center.
Spruce up your driveway
Over time, your driveway may become cracked or stained. Repair the damage and then give your driveway a boost by staining the concrete. If you’d like more room to park or drive, add pavers, brick, concrete, or stone to the side of your existing driveway to widen it while adding style.
Paint or replace the garage door
A garage takes up a lot of visual space, especially if it’s on the front of your home. Keep it looking its best with a fresh coat of paint and new handles. If it’s seen better days, replace it; garage doors come in a variety of styles and colors, so the options are endless.
Install retractable screen doors
Retractable screen doors add function to your front door, allowing you to open it and let fresh air inside without fighting insects. The sliding design won’t interfere with the design and appearance of your front door, and the housing comes in various colors to match the color and design of your door, as well as your home’s exterior.
To find out more about how retractable screens can add curb appeal to your home, call All Seasons Retractable Screens of California today at 858-283-8113. Let the breeze in while keeping pests out!