Curb appeal describes the exterior appearance of a house. Good curb appeal means the property feels attractive, tidy, and inviting. You increase your chances of renting or selling a home when you improve curb appeal. Let’s look at a few ways to boost the exterior features of your home.

Clean the Yard

The front yard has a major impact on the perceived value of a home. A clean and well-kept yard indicates the entire property has been well cared for. Keep the grass neatly trimmed and prune bushes and shrubs. Trim branches that overhang the roof or driveway. Hire a landscaper or improve the flower beds yourself with brightly colored flowers and a layer of fresh mulch.

Paint the Exterior to Improve Curb Appeal

Painting the home is an effective way to boost curb appeal. Hire a local painter or contractor who has experience with exterior painting to do the job. While you can paint the exterior of the home yourself, it is quite the undertaking. It’s easier and safer to hire a pro. They have the knowledge and the right equipment to do the job well and in a timely manner.

If painting the house is not within your budget, rent a pressure washer and clean the siding. The pressure washer will remove dirt and mildew and brighten the exterior of the home. While you’re using the machine, clean the deck, front porch, and walkway to the house.

Use Plants to Improve Curb Appeal

Add hanging baskets to the front porch or deck. You’ll find containers with greenery or colorful blooms at a garden center to place on either side of the front door. Fill window boxes with annuals, plant flowers around your mailbox post, and add a new tree or flowering shrubs to the front yard.

Paint the Front Door

The front entrance to your home is the first thing visitors and potential homebuyers will see. Make the front porch welcoming and attractive. Paint the door in a bold new color that complements the style of your home. The paint specialist at your local hardware store can help you choose the best type of paint for the job. This project is inexpensive and easy and will completely update the front of your house.

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