How your home looks, and it’s perceived market value, can skyrocket if you have the proper curb appeal. Anyone walking by, that actually looks over at your home, their first impression is what we call curb appeal. Curb appeal is something that may be important to you, or something that you simply want to do so that people passing by will look at your home and be impressed with what they see.
Even if you’re not planning to paint your entire house, it can make a big difference to apply paint in a few highly visible areas. Repainting your deck is a great way to show off your home, especially if you choose a brighter more prominent color that people will see. Other items that you can paint include window casings and the shutters on your home. You could also just clean your house up, making it look neat and tidy, which always makes people look twice. Always remove mold and moss from the outside of your home as this will give the impression that no one cares for the house. Sometimes you can clean all of this up yourself. However, if it is extremely bad, always hire a professional to get the job done right. The most important component of your home is your roof; it has high priority for both curb appeal and for the obvious structural reasons. When roof maintenance is needed, it should become your main concern. You could use architectural roofing shingles to give your roof that extra pizzazz. These can be made from a variety of materials, including synthetic slate, which is one of the newer varieties of attractive and very durable roofing materials now popular. Regardless of the state of your roof; you could use this new roofing material and can have it look like many of the standard styles and your house will be that much smarter and unique.
If you want to give your home an appealing feature, consider adding a more attractive path or walkway from the street to your front door. A paved path, perhaps with flowers or other plants on either side can make the approach to your home more interesting. You might even want to put in a new driveway which is always an eye-catching feature. A sense of security is something that you should impart upon your driveway. You should also make it visually appealing. So if your driveway is full of potholes, clutter that belongs in your garage or even things like leaves or branches, do everything you can to clean it up and make it more welcoming. And when visitors come, just make them feel at home especially when they arrive in the driveway.
As we’ve seen, giving your home more curb appeal can be quite simple. This is not a home improvement project – you are simply making your house look better by doing a couple different things. The impact that your home will have, specifically in regard to curb appeal, is a result of your efforts. You know what to do now – go do it!