Have you ever passed by a house with beautiful landscaping, intelligent attention to colour, creative architecture and a welcoming approach and thought to yourself, ‘I wish I could live here’? It was curb appeal that caught your attention and this is one of the most important factors you must focus on as a home owner when improving the state of your property. Undertaking a project that involves improving the way your property looks from the outside can be a particularly time consuming and expensive one, however, if an adequate amount of time is spent on planning exactly what you are going to do and how you are going to do it, you will be able to accomplish his task with a lot of ease. Continue reading this article to learn about a few great ways of improving your home’s curb appeal.
Clean out the trash
Everything in the exterior space of your house can get outdated, damaged or deteriorated over time and these can make the entire property look unappealing. Do not hesitate to simple get rid of any empty planters, old and broken vehicles, an unusable garage door, an unruly garden hose and pretty much anything that doesn’t fit. By giving these away for recycling or selling them you will even be able to make a few useful bucks that can be allocated for some extra home improvements. Try not to store this garbage in the front yard until they get sold because it will create a lot of unpleasant clutter, which is the very thing we are trying to get rid of.
The garage factor
The garage is without doubt one of the most prominent aspects of any home’s front yard and a fair amount of attention must be given to upgrading it to the same level as the rest of the yard. The door of the garage which is one of the largest visible surfaces of the front of a house must be in good shape and add a bit of color to the garden area. Invest on a state of the art sectional garage door not only to protect the vehicles you park inside, but also to give the property a whole new handsome look that will work for your advantage in so many levels.
Greener the better
Planting a variety of shrubs, trees and flowering plants in the yard is a classic way of improving curb appeal, but when done in the wrong way, it might become a mere clutter factor that will become a nuisance. Use the greenery to enhance the look of the patio or the gate and to mask that ugly old exposed part of the house’s foundation. You can also use hanging pots to hang small flowering plants and bushes along the roof gutters which will be cute new addition to the humble roof.