Whether you’re hoping to sell your home, impress your neighbours, or you just want to be able to smile when you pull into your own driveway, giving your home some curb appeal can make it look fresh and new. But curb appeal is about more than a clean home front, a pretty red door, and a couple flower beds out front.
If you want to do something that is really eye catching and will have your neighbours envying your beautiful lawn and your stylish yard decor, here are some tips to do just that.
Get Rid Of Any Yard Clutter
If you tend to keep your trash can out front, or any other random things, find a more hidden place for them. You want a clutter free, neat and clean front porch and yard. Keep potted plants trimmed and looking nice. Keep your porch swept.
If you have a deck on the front of the house you’ll likely have chairs and tables, but make sure you upgrade when they start to fade, and keep them clean. The first impression matters the most, even when it comes to your home.
Add Some Visuals
You want to give people something to look at. While you don’t want a yard full of clashing yard decorations, a few well-placed pieces can definitely add some appeal. Add a beautiful bird house to the yard, some window boxes with bright colourful flowers that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and even some window shutters that are colourful, and people will definitely be attracted to your home.
If you have a passion for water fountains you can add one to your yard and not only will you find great enjoyment in it, but so will the people that drive by your home.
Make Sure Your Yard Is Safe
The most beautiful porch and front yard can quickly be ruined by dangerous hazards like loose railings, broken steps, and holes in the lawn. Fix all of this stuff up and it will just add to the beauty of your home, and you won’t have to worry about being sued when a visitor is injured on your property.
You may not really care if your paint is peeling on the front of your home, or if your grass is looking pretty brown, but if you lived in a subdivision you may find that you have no choice and have to make it look great. Why not use that inspiration, even if you live in the country, and just work to have the best yard for your own pleasure and enjoyment?
Curb appeal is a must if you ever decide it’s time to sell your home, so it can really help to get a head start!