Curb Appeal Ideas That Deliver the Best Results
Whether you’re trying to attract buyers to your home or you’re just having some friends over, the first impression they have of your home will stick with them. And, their first impressions start long before they enter the home. People typically start thinking about your home the moment they see it as they are driving up to it.
In this blog post, we will highlight some easy curb appeal ideas that will not only improve its market value, but also make it more aesthetically pleasing and inviting. Here’s how to improve your home’s curb appeal.
- Plant Flowers Before You Need Them
Flowers lend pops of colors to your landscape, but it is important to know when you should start planting them. For instance, if you are planning to sell your home, then you will want to plant flower seeds about three to four months in advance. This will give them time to grow out and bloom. Or, you can buy plants that are already growing, but even with these, you’ll want to have them in the dirt at least a few weeks before your first buyers arrive.
- Install a Pathway to Your Door
A pathway does two important things – it provides an enchanting way for your guests to reach your front door (especially when it is well-landscaped) and it prevents your guests from meandering all over your front yard. But it is important that the style of your pathway complements your home’s aesthetic because choosing the wrong elements can have a negative effect on your curb appeal.
- Paint Unsightly Items to Hide Them
Things like your electrical or telephone box can often stand out against your home. These things often get rusty or tend to be different colors from the siding of the home. You can erase the negative impact of these items by simply covering them with a coat of paint that matches your siding. With this simple trick, they will be rendered practically invisible.
- Makeover Your Garage Doors
From the curb, your garage door looms large and because of its size, it is often the first thing a visitor’s eyes are drawn to. If your garage doors are looking a little ragged, then fix them by giving them a makeover. If you don’t have the money to outright replace them, you can apply a fresh coat of paint and hang plants or vines to give it a more pleasant look.
- Upgrade Your Mailbox
The mailbox is located at the curb for a large portion of the homes in the United States. And, since it is at the curb, you want it to be presented in its best light. If your mailbox is a standard box nailed to a simple post, then it is not doing your home justice. Consider replacing the post and box for something more creative or visually interesting.
- Power-Wash Your Home’s Exterior
Nothing spruces up a home’s curb appeal like a good power-washing. Power-washing the exterior of your home, the sidewalks and pathways, steps, and any other features that have developed dark stains or mold or mildew, will instantly revitalize the look of your home from the curb.
To Improve Your Curb Appeal Further, Contact Thompson Creek Today
As helpful as the above curb appeal tips might be, if you have old-looking windows or a beat-up front door, then these elements will trump all the hard work you did. Instead, let Thompson Creek Window Company provide you with a free estimate for new windows or a new front door.
We not only custom-design and make all our windows in-house, we install them too. And, because we do the designing, building and installing ourselves, we pass additional savings on to our customers. For top-rated windows and custom doors for less, contact us to get your free estimate today.