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Tips for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Curb appeal—it can be the bane of our existence, or it can work with, not against us. It all depends on how you decide to tackle it. Believe it or not, there are a few simple things you can do to instantly improve your curb appeal, and one investment you can make that will drive it through the roof.

We thought we’d dive into the best ways to upgrade your home’s curb appeal. With these tips, you can add instant value to your home while increasing your own satisfaction in the process. Take a look!

Upgrade Your Mailbox

Your mailbox can often be an afterthought, especially if you’ve inherited it from the last homeowner. Many of us stick with those fence-mounting aluminum designs. While they’re good in a pinch, they simply lack the impact of a freestanding mailbox.

We’d recommend going to the hardware store, finding a mailbox design that speaks to you and installing it yourself. You’d be surprised by how easy it is; dig a hole for a pressure-treated post, install the post with some fast-drying concrete or foam, and mount your new mailbox over the post. Voila; you now have a beautiful, new mailbox that perfectly fits your style.

Paint Your Front Door and Shutters

Whether your door is vinyl or wood, it can look a little drab after a few years. A good quality, hardwood entry door with ornate features can stand as a work of art on its own, but cheaper doors that lack those creative touches can be instantly upgraded with a coat of latex paint. Make your entry pop on your terms with a new and interesting color.

Take things a step further and paint your shutters in the same shade. Shutters are surprisingly easy to remove, paint, and reinstall. When you’re finished, your home will look brand new.

Do Some DIY Landscaping

Landscaping doesn’t always have to be an expensive investment that you contract out to a professional. A little time and sweat equity can transform your front yard at very little cost to you. Mulch, edge trim, and a few dollars worth of flowers can reinvigorate your front lawn and act as a great first impression to all passersby.

Wash Your Siding

If you have vinyl siding, then you’ve chosen a durable and nearly everlasting material for the outside of your home. However, vinyl can become dingy after just one year. Dirty, grime, and mold will begin to overtake your siding and diminish its color in the process.

Many siding cleaning products connect to a regular garden hose to effortlessly wash your siding. They often contain fungicidal chemicals that kill mold on contact. Simply spray, wait for it to do its job, then rinse.

If you want your siding to be squeaky clean, then a pressure washer can make it brand new. Just make sure you take care with this method, as you can force water between your siding and into the interior walls of your home.

Invest in a New Garage Door

Garage doors can be a big investment, yet the payoff is just as big in the form of a tremendous curb appeal boost. Installing a new and modern garage door not only increases the efficiency of your home but adds a beautiful focal point to the outside.

Plus, according to Remodling.hw.net, a garage door installation will recoup up to 93.3% of its value by adding to the resale value. With a new garage door, it’s truly a win-win scenario.

Are you interested in reinvigorating your curb appeal, increasing your home value, and making a sound investment in the future of your home? Reach out to us today.