Let’s face it, your home is initially judged by curb appeal alone. After all, that first impression of the outside is all anyone sees until they are invited inside. If you are selling a home, curb appeal is even more important. It can literally set the tone for the whole showing of your house.
While making your home more appealing to outsiders might sound like hard work, it can be relatively simple to make a big impression. Here are just a couple of home trends we’ve noticed for adding curb appeal to your house, whether you are looking to sell your home right now or not.
Jazz Up Your Entry
In the photo above, the sellers have a beautiful front door. They’ve added a personal touch to it by hanging the wreath, which also gives a welcoming feel to visitors. They have a flag hanging as well, which also draws the eye to the entry, making it the focal point of the home.
Here’s another example of making an entry more appealing, just by adding symmetry around the front door.
Keep It Neat
Sure, lush landscape is desirable, but that can also add up quickly and often is built up over time. During winter months especially, everyone’s front yard and garden beds look a little dry anyway. More important is to keep things neat. Remove any trash or debris that can be found. Be sure to fix or add shutters to help dress up the front. Consider replacing an all wood front door with one the that has glass panes; it not only lets more light in but adds immense curb appeal instantly.
Once you can start landscaping, start with perennials. Use green shrubs as your base and build around them with colorful, less expensive annuals. Boxwoods (as in the picture below) add color to the front of the home, even in the winter. Throw plants in pots on the front porch too to add some visual interest without spending a fortune.
Adding curb appeal to your home makes people want to come inside, which is especially important for home sellers. For even more ways to add curb appeal, check out this post.
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