I want to share some simple ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home. Whether you have just moved in or are getting ready to sell, curb appeal is something every homeowner needs! I hope you are finding my Homeowner’s Tips useful as you get settled into your new home. Walk across the street and look at your overall landscape. Are shrubs trimmed neatly? Windows and doors shouldn’t be overshadowed by overgrown bushes. Clear your entry, sidewalk, and plant beds of leaves and debris. Add a new layer of attractive mulch to all planting areas. Are there bare spots or weeds in the lawn? Your local garden supplier can tell you the best way to remedy this problem. Hardscape (bird feeders or houses, simple water features, statuary) can add warmth and character to an otherwise drab terrain. Make your front door more appealing with a fresh coat of paint or stain and new hardware. Speaking of hardware, install new light fixtures on both sides of your door and change your old, scratched house number plates with shiny new ones. Consider shutters or awnings to dress up your windows. Well placed, low voltage landscape lighting is fairly inexpensive […]
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If you’re selling your home, there are a number of things you can do to improve your property’s potential value and appeal. Creating curb appeal is one of the most effective and easy ways to accomplish this and to increase the interest of potential buyers in your home. Here are some simple and inexpensive ways you can increase your home’s curb appeal. Use Color Effectively Color can be a power tool in attracting people to your home. If the exterior of your home could use a fresh coat of paint or a new door, this is a great opportunity to add some points of interest to your property. Always remember, however, more is less—choose colors that are similar to other homes in the area. You can infuse more vibrant and interesting colors through accent features and flowers or plants. Create An Inviting Entrance Making the entrance to your home attractive and inviting will give potential buyers an instant sense of welcome the moment they walk through the door. Make the door the focal point of the exterior of your home, and think about elements such as lighting and color to make it as attractive as possible. Also think about details […]
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