Whether you’re hoping to sell your home soon or just looking to spruce up the exterior of your home for your own enjoyment, boosting your home’s curb appeal isn’t as difficult as you may think.
Let’s talk about some things you can do to boost your curb appeal as the warm weather draws nearer.
1. Give Your Front Door Some Attention
The front door of your home is the place where you welcome your guests, so it should feel inviting. Fancying up your front door, or even replacing it with a brand-new door if necessary, is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to boost your home’s curb appeal in a hurry.
If your existing front door is still in good condition, consider painting it a bright, bold color to make it stand out and give your house some personality. After painting or refinishing the door, you can complement your entry by adding a door knocker, updating the door handles and hardware, or even hanging a decorative wreath or sign.
2. Replace the Roof
If the state of your roof is less than stellar, passersby are bound to take notice. If your roof is still in relatively good condition, a total roof replacement may not be needed, and it may just require some repairs or routine maintenance such as a thorough cleaning.
However, if your roof is older and showing signs of normal wear and tear, or any type of structural damage, a roof replacement may be in the near future. You will want to replace it before extensive damage occurs in other parts of your home as well, which can end up costing you a lot more than just a new roof.
3. Replace Windows
Though replacement windows are a big investment, new windows will add beauty to your home, as well as improve the energy efficiency.
4. Spruce up the Siding
If your siding is in bad shape, replacing your siding may be necessary. If your siding doesn’t need to be replaced, a good power washing might be all it needs to sparkle and shine.
5. Look at the Landscaping with Fresh Eyes
Pretend you’re looking at your yard for the first time. An unkempt, neglected, and overgrown yard can be a big eyesore. Start by trimming overgrown trees and hedges, pulling weeds, mowing your yard, and cleaning up any yard debris such as leaves, blowing litter, and branches. Planting trees, bushes, and flowers are always a good idea, provided you choose vegetation that is suitable to the climate you live in and is easy to maintain.
6. Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
No matter how much work you put into your landscaping, a bad paint job can end up ruining your curb appeal. Nothing looks worse than paint that is crumbling, peeling, or even worn off. While painting the house will take a good deal of effort and expense, think of how amazing the finished result will look like, especially in addition to all of the other upgrades you choose to do.
7. Makeover Your Mailbox
Your mailbox probably gets noticed a lot more than you realize. Not only is it the closest item to the street, but people often study mailboxes when looking for house numbers. If your mailbox is in poor condition, it may be worth it to invest in a brand new, updated mailbox, preferably one that complements the style and color of your home. Sometime the small details make the biggest difference.
If you’re ready to tackle some exterior home improvement projects this year, contact Armorvue Home Exteriors today to schedule a virtual appointment. With over 75 years of home improvement experience, we are the local company you can trust. It’s a great time to make some improvements to your home. Let’s talk soon.
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