Front Porch and Entryway
The first place to focus on when improving curb appeal is the front porch and entryway. After a long winter, your porch may be looking rough. You probably have your outdoor furniture cushions put away in storage and clutter may have built up on the porch. Clean up the porch, sweep the floor, and add colorful cushions and an outdoor rug. If you want to go the extra mile, repaint your front door. Over time it gets scratched and scuffed. Your house might benefit from a brighter and bolder front door color.
Lighting to Improve Curb Appeal
Curb appeal doesn’t just apply to the daytime. At night, your property can either look welcoming and cozy or dark and abandoned. Add some landscaping lights to boost your curb appeal. Accent lights shining on bushes and trees and solar lights lining the pathway add dimension and warmth to your yard. As an added benefit, exterior lights on your property boost home security.
Wash the Siding
Your home’s siding is one of the most noticeable features. After the winter season, a layer of dirt is left behind on the siding. Rent a pressure washer to clean off and brighten up the exterior of your home. Removing the film of grime left from winter will make your home look newer and more attractive.
Improve Curb Appeal With Flowers
Colorful blooms add an element of curb appeal to your property unlike anything else. Plant flowering shrubs on either side of your porch steps. Add flower boxes to your windows. Place potted plants on your front porch next to the door. Look for perennials that have a long blooming season and will come back year after year, like Black-Eyed Susans, Coreopsis, and Coneflowers.
Don’t Forget the Mailbox
If your mailbox is by the curb, it is one of the first things people see on your property. A rusted, dented mailbox lowers the curb appeal of the whole yard. Paint the mailbox or fully replace it if necessary. Create a flower bed around it surrounded with stones or pavers. Plant low-maintenance shrubs to provide some greenery to the area.