Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal!
Summertime is here, flowers are blooming, and everyone is spending more time outdoors. If the exterior of your home has seen better days, there are many steps you can take to boost your home’s curb appeal. If you are thinking of selling your home, all of these tips will bring the buyers inside and hopefully seal the deal. If you aren’t selling, these aesthetic upgrades will make your home more enjoyable for you all year long.
The entry to your home can make a big impact, and you want that impact to be positive. If your front door is peeling, worn, or damaged, it doesn’t create a very warm and welcoming entry. A great front entry instantly boosts the value of your home, and how nice buyers will perceive the interior to be. Along with your door, upgrading the door hardware can also have a big impact, and can change the style of the entryway. If your house is a neutral color the front door can be a chance to use a bold, bright color in a small yet impactful way. Spruce up your front door and instantly make your whole home look better.
If your garage faces the street, it is taking up a large piece of visual real estate. If you have broken, worn, or mismatched garage doors, they are doing nothing but pulling your home down in value. Get new garage doors to instantly give your home a facelift! Consider a completely new style of door, or paint your garage doors to give them new life. If you are focusing on the exterior of your home, don’t forget about the garage!
Your home may look good during the day, but what about the nighttime? Adding lighting can really enhance the look of your home at night. Consider adding landscape lighting along a path or a flowerbed to define those areas and create a soft glow. Lights can highlight beautiful architectural details on your home, and can cast dramatic shadows on your grounds. Outdoor lighting can make your home look calm and peaceful, and give it an inviting feel. Especially if you are thinking of selling your home, nighttime lighting can make your home as attractive to buyers at night as it is during the day. If you have existing lighting, such as porch lights, or a lamppost, make sure they are clean and in good condition. You could consider painting your light fixtures in a more modern shade, or replacing them with something unique and beautiful. Outdoor lighting can really add the finishing touch to the exterior of any home.
An old, peeling roof can drag the rest of the house down with it. If you are selling your home, the roof is one of the first things that a buyer will look at, and they can see it without even getting out of their car! If you want to bring buyers in the door, you need to make sure that your roof is in good condition. You will also want to make sure that whatever shade your roof is, it coordinates with your home’s exterior color.
The landscaping around your home can either add beauty and charm or look like an overgrown eyesore. Make your home beautiful with curved garden beds, planters, or new bushes or trees. Plants give your home great splashes of color, and make any home seem much more inviting. Consider installing a walkway, if you don’t already have one, that gracefully curves up to your door. Prune unruly bushes and trees, and plant new ones for more shade and beauty. Install a fountain, new fence, or stone patio to add interest and great design to the outside of your home. Make sure you keep your beds weeded and your grass watered to keep your landscape lush and green.
We’ve saved the best curb-appeal boosting tip for last! The number one thing you can do to make your home look amazing is paint the outside! Paint instantly can transform your home from something ordinary to something that catches attention. If your home has peeling paint, damaged wood, or faded color, a new exterior paint job will help! Paint your home a color that complements the style, and get ready for your house to look its best!
If you are wanting to get the exterior of your home looking great in the Washington D.C. area, Rent Painters are here to help! Our years of experience will ensure that your home gets the paint job it needs, and you will love the results! Take a look at the outside of your home and assess what changes you could make that will increase the beauty and curb appeal If you decide your home could benefit from an exterior paint job—call us!