Adding Curb Appeal to Your Home

The front of your home says a lot about you and your property. This is typically called curb appeal. There are several ways you can increase your curb appeal using simple ideas, increasing the value of your home and making you the envy of your neighbors.

Front Door

One of the first things people notice about your home is your front door. A new door can create a focal point that says a lot about your home.

If you’re looking to install a new door, consider your home’s architectural style. You want to find a door that will complement your home. You also need to decide if you want glass included in your door. Glass can allow more light into your home, and bring color and a decorative nature to your front door.

Landscaping

Your landscaping design should take into consideration the shape and size of your home and property. The plants and shrubs should never overwhelm the area. Also, choose shapes from your home to include in your landscaping design. If your home is curvy, use a landscape design that includes curves as well.

When choosing colors for your landscaping, use hues that complement your home. Doing so will help the trim around your home really pop. If your home is painted in neutral colors, try adding landscaping that gives it a splash of color. You can also add accessories such as water features and benches if you have the room.

With landscaping, you will need to make sure you have enough time to keep it maintained, or be willing to hire a service that will do so for you. Many homeowners start their landscaping project with ambition and create a beautiful front yard, but find it takes too much time and energy to maintain and let it slowly deteriorate.

Mailbox

If you receive mail at your home, you may want to upgrade your mailbox. This is a simple home improvement project. The mailbox is the first thing someone sees from the curb. There are many choices in mailbox on the market today, made with a variety of materials. A wood mailbox is durable but will need regular painting or staining to keep it looking new. A PVC mailbox looks like wood but needs less maintaining. You can also find a metal mailbox. Whichever mailbox you choose, find one that complements your home and meets the regulations of the United States Postal Service.

 

Conclusion

When your home has curb appeal, you not only become the envy of your neighbors, but increase the value of your home. Use the simple tips above to add curb appeal to your home.