Creating Curb Appeal

Creating Curb Appeal

Sprucing up the front of your house for yourself or to put your home on the market is a worthwhile endeavor. Even if you only take on one small project at a time, it won’t be long before you begin to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

Outdoor Lighting

A few well-placed lights can make a big difference to the look of the front of your house. Choose the feature you want highlighted, for example, columns or a dormer window, and set lights about six feet from the house. Lights can be set on a timer to come on at dusk and shut off at any time. Landscape lighting Apopka will help you accentuate the trees or flowers in your yard. In addition to adding beauty, lights in the yard often deters break-ins.

Upgraded Front Door

Having a nice-looking front door is a key welcoming point to friends or potential buyers. Whether you choose the safety features and energy efficiency of steel or the beauty of solid wood or the charm of leaded glass, doors are usually the first close-up detail of the house itself.

Visible Street Numbers

Most cities or neighborhoods have regulations regarding the visibility of street numbers. It’s a good idea to exceed those standards. A potential buyer is going to arrive at your house annoyed if he or she couldn’t find your address. On the other hand, displaying your digits shows that you are proud of what you have to offer.

Clean Walkway

If you have a brick or concrete walkway, keeping leaves and dirt off it is a regular chore. Beyond general tidying of the yard, consider having the area pressure washed. It’s amazing the difference this type of cleaning makes. Pressure washing is a great DIY project but be sure to follow guidelines for the type of nozzle to use to get the best clean and to maintain the integrity of the walkway material.

Curb appeal is a bigger factor in home sales. Upgrading just a few items will likely increase a buyer’s interest in and the value of a property.

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