Taking care of your home is important when trying to update your home or put it on the market. Curb appeal is a great way to draw positive attention to your home as well as have a home that looks beautiful in the neighborhood. There are many different ways to add curb appeal to your home that involve indoor and outdoor aspects. Consider these easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal this season in order to raise the overall look of your home.
Keep Lawn Mowed
One of the easiest ways to add instant curb appeal and value to your home is to keep the lawn regularly mowed. Doing so will help present an overall polished look to your home. Lawns are one of those items where most people don’t really notice when they are mowed but they definitely notice when they aren’t. Consider putting together a lawn care plan that works for you such as weekly mowing or hire a lawn mowing company that could do this task for you in order to keep your lawn properly maintained.
Update Window Blinds
Most homeowners think of their window blinds being something that is noticed from the inside the home, which is true, but they are also easy to spot from the outside of the home as well. Blinds that are not in proper working condition, or are dirty or damaged, will be easy to spot when considering curb appeal. Updating your window blinds couldn’t be easier with companies that focus on custom blinds that are easy to install. Consider repairing or completely updating the window blinds on at least the front of your home in order to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Add Potted Flowers
Every home looks much more inviting when there is an added boost of bright color along the pathway and entrance of the home. Consider adding potted flowers in bright colors like yellow, white, or pink in order to instantly transform the overall look of your home. For those homeowners who don’t mind gardening, planting a row of bright flowers along the walkway leading up to your home is a great way to make a positive impression on anyone approaching your home as well.
Paint the Front Door
The entrance door of your home usually sees a lot of wear and tear over the years. From the mailman to the kids, your front door usually has some areas that need to be touched up on a yearly basis. Painting the front door is a great way to cover up those worn areas as well as add a fresh new look to the overall style of your home. Consider choosing a paint color that will draw attention from the street like a yellow or red if it coordinates well with your home’s exterior colors. Don’t be shy about painting your door black as well in order to give a professional and upscale look to your home.
Fix the Small Things
Another easy way to boost the curb appeal of your home is to take time to fix those small projects that are more annoying than anything. Things like a rip in the window screen, a loose downspout, or a burnt-out porch light are all things that don’t take up a lot of time to fix. These small things can greatly improve the overall look of your home if they are fixed but will most likely cause a drop in the appeal of your home if they are forgotten.
Updating the overall look of your home can be easy with these curb appeal tips. Consider adding pops of color to your home with some potted flowers and a painted door in order to draw attention to your home. Keeping the lawn mowed on a regular basis as well as taking the time to fix those little projects will also help raise the appeal of your home. Be sure to also repair or replace old window blinds in order show that you care for your home. All of these tips are quick and easy ways to boost your home’s curb appeal in order to update the look of your home.
This article was contributed to Blindster by Rachael Baihn, an avid gardener, both indoors and in her backyard sanctuary. She can often be found exploring nature off the beaten track or enjoying the company of local neighborhood dogs.