How Can I Make My Home Look Even Better?
Spring has sprung! The flowers are starting to bloom and so are the dreaded weeds, chipped paint, and looking at empty flower beds. Here are some great ways to make your home have a much needed pick-me-up for spring.
One of the first things we notice when driving by any home is the full picture; it's curb appeal. Curb appeal consists of the attractiveness of a property and its surroundings. Is the home looking drab, dreary, and unkempt or does it look fresh and inviting with color?
The yard is one of the best way to showcase your property. Try to fertilize on a regular basis. Keep the weeds at bay by using your weedkiller when needed and by all means have those weeds pulled. Some of the peskiest weeds show up in between the cracks of the brick or stones on the walkway so be on top of those. Obviously keep the lawn mowed as necessary to keep it growing healthy.
While discussing the ground....a fresh batch of mulch does wonders to help your landscaping look fresh. Plant some colorful flowers as well. We all enjoy seeing color in the beds of our yards and it helps us get in the mood for spring.
Moving slightly up from the ground to lighting. Are your lights all working properly and in alignment? Replace any burnt out bulbs and make sure the lights are firmly secured in the ground. Perhaps add some lighting to your yard to increase visibility at night and really illuminate your home.
The next area to consider are your railings. Either consider purchasing new even colorful ones to help your home stand out or simply touch up paint.
Take a good hard look at areas that need touch up paint around the exterior. The trim, siding, shutters, and the biggest one; your front door.
Speaking of the front door, once it's clean with a fresh coat of paint if needed, take that doormat and clean it up, or buy a new one . Also, a great touch to a front door is to add some greenery with a bush, topiary, etc. There are some that say keeping the decor at your door symmetrical is appealing to the eye. So what you do to one side do to the other.
If your home can accommodate these, consider changing the look with some decorative window boxes. Fresh flowers under each window adds a wonderful touch and a pop of color to the look of your home.
Consider changing or cleaning your hardware on the exterior of your home as well. Doorbells, door knockers, etc. Look at your mailbox as well to see if it needs a good cleaning or fresh paint. While looking around for places to paint, look up at those gutters and downspouts. Are they secured to your home and ....cleaned out?
A larger project that really stands out is to check out the condition of your driveway. Does it need to be repaired, power washed, or even redone completely?
All in all sprucing up your home with color and a solid clean up will do wonders for the curb appeal of your home.