02 Apr How to Add Serious Curb Appeal to Your Home
If you’re looking to increase the curb appeal of your home this spring, you may be wondering where to start. Here we have outlined for you some of the best investments you can make to instantly make your home more attractive to passers-by and/or potential home buyers.
Front Yard Landscaping
Landscaping isn’t reserved for the backyard only; go beyond the standard of maintaining a green, trimmed lawn and add some points of interest to the front of your home as well. Ideas for front yard landscaping include flower beds lining the walkway to your home, a small tree or two, pavers separating elements of your landscaping, and small garden lighting along your front walkway. You can even mix natural elements in the garden beds surrounding your home by including a mixture of small trees, bushes, and flowers.
An Upgraded Driveway
There are a myriad of ways you can upgrade from a boring, standard concrete or asphalt driveway. Some choose to line their driveways with complementary pavers, while others choose to lay decorative stones at driveway-level along the sides of the driveway. Still another option is acid staining an existing concrete driveway.
A New Roof
Did you know that your roof can represent 40 percent, or even more, of the visual appeal of your home? As such, it makes sense to consider a new roof for your home. Investing in a new, attractive roof is a great way to put your money where a large portion of your curb appeal is going to be. A well designed and installed roof also has the added benefits of improving energy efficiency, preventing water damage, and helping stabilize temperatures in your home. All things considered, a new roof provides great return on investment for when you plan on selling your home in the future.
Energy-efficient windows are another great investment for your home that offer a great return when it’s time to sell your home. Moreover, the many efficient window varieties that are manufactured today will help you save tons of money on heating and air conditioning bills for as long as you have them. New windows also have a way of giving a home’s front an instantly brighter look.
A Customized Front Door
Don’t forget about the front door, often the focal point of your home. Consider installing a custom door knocker or painting it a unique, yet coordinating color. An upgraded lock system is always a huge plus, as well.