The first thing people see when the drive up to a home is the home’s exterior. This means the siding or brick, windows, landscaping and literally everything you can see from the curb. Pretty sure that’s where the term “curb appeal” came from. So, what makes a home appealing? We are going to cover some features that, if you were to upgrade, would add a lot to the curb appeal of your home.
When most people hear the words “crown molding” they instantly thing indoors. Did you know that you can actually add molding outside of the home too? Adding it to the top of doors and garages can give a stately feel that makes it catch the eye when someone drives by. Not a bad idea if you are trying to give your home a little facelift!
Builder grade is sometimes the only updating a home gets. If you are trying to add some real curb appeal, consider a custom, stone walkway to your door. These looking amazing with all the options you can choose and do wonders for resale! Just make sure you get a good contractor as you do not want to invest in this upgrade just to have it sink or washout a few years later.
Really want to get the neighbors talking? Consider upgrading your front door. This is a great way to keep a home from looking dated, plus there are some really gorgeous options out there. From stained glass to bold colors- front doors are an easy way to give the house a whole new look!
Yup, didn’t think something so small would have such a big effect! If you have a stand-alone mailbox, you can really add some appeal but opting for a new, fresh one or going for a fresh coat of paint. It will instantly cheer up your front yard and not be that eyesore you pretend not to notice when driving into the garage.
Many homes still rock their builder grade gold lights from when they were built. Consider new lighting fixtures that can frame a doorway and add value and looks to the home. From cast-iron to bronze, there are so many lighting choices that can bring your home from blah to trendy in one install.
Every fall there is that one house who has never had their gutters cleaned out and it is noticeable. From the mounds of leaves that get stuck up in there, to the cascading waterfall every time it rains. Clogged gutters can be a real eyesore and cause problems with roof leaks and so much more. Getting new gutters and gutter covers can save your home from leaks and the time it takes to clear the gutters out each fall. These also add a great resale option to a home if you are thinking of selling!
No matter what you choose, all the options will help your home and its curb appeal. Just try to stay away from crazy colors and make sure you check with your HOA if you have one!