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Easy Ways to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

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If you are looking to sell your home, or just want to improve the general look and feel of it, then improving the home’s curb appeal will help a lot. The exterior of your home is like the cover of a book; it sets up what is happening on the inside. So for potential buyers in particular, it will set the mood for them as they come to your home. If they enter with a positive mindset, then it can go a long way when it comes to selling. Even if you’re not looking to sell right now, adding curb appeal is often a pretty easy and inexpensive way to make your home look that bit nicer, as well as help to boost its value. So with all of that in mind, here are some projects that can help your home to make an even better first impression.

Take care of your lawn

If you want to give off a good first impression, and you have a front lawn (as well as a backyard), then taking care of the lawn is a must. If things are overgrown and tatty, then it shows to someone that the inside is likely to be just like that. Regularly care for your green spaces by mowing the grass, raking leaves, especially in the fall, and pulling weeds. They can get out of control in summer, but nipping them in the bud, quite literally, can help. Keep the space well watered, as it can keep the grass looking green, and can prevent brown spots. Little and often means that it won’t have to take up a lot of your time. 

Exterior Finish

The exterior finish of the home can go far when it comes to making a good first impression. If you have a bit of a retro pebble-dash finish on your home, then it is time to think again. You could look online for a website that does cladding, or perhaps you’d be more interested in smoothing down some brick with plaster and painting the home? If the house is already painted a certain color, then make sure that you keep up to date with it. A house looking gray that is meant to be white, is never a good look.

Power wash

After each season, it is a good idea to get a power wash for the exterior of your home, as well as things like your garage door and driveway. It is surprising how much dirt can accumulate in winter, as well as dry dust and sand in summer. It can life the grime right away and make things look like new. So this is something to do every so often. If you don’t have one of your own, then it can be really easy to rent them as many stores rent them out these days.

Giving your home a boost with its curb appeal doesn’t need to be something that can take a long time or cost a lot. Little and often goes a long way, plus, the chances are that there are already some stunning features with the outside of your home, that just need a little love.

Add Brightness

Every part of the outside should look bright and even if you live in a particularly dull-looking neighborhood, you can incorporate brightness through extra lighting to make the place appear more colorful, add more color to the exterior through flowers and little extras, but also dress up your windows. These 15 window treatment ideas can get you started to brighten up the property. If you want to make a good first impression and make the property stand out, let there be light!


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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