Ramp up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Do you return home to a tired and unwelcoming home?  Your home’s exterior is the first thing that greets you after a long day. Take stock of your home’s curb appeal and ramp it up with these tricks from the rea estate professionals. Stand across the street from your home and make acritical evaluation of the exterior and landscaping.  Make a list of deferred maintenance items and landscaping chores. Take advantage of the awesome deals offered by Groupon coupons and stock up on supplies from Lumber Liquidators for great savings and selection.

Start your makeover by addressing the landscaping. Trim all the shrubbery to below window height and away from walk-ways and driveway.  Cut tree branches to at least eight feet above the ground for easy passage and to allow grass to grow.  Retrench beds and spread pine mulch or pine bark as needed. Mow lawn with lawnmower wheels at highest level to allow grass roots to strengthen. Water as needed. Identify an area by the mailbox or drive entrance to created rich bedding for colorful seasonal flowers. Select a large planter from your local home improvement store for the front porch. Plant seasonal colorful flowers for welcoming touch.

Address any deferred maintenance issues on gutters, eaves, doors and windows. Repair or replace screen door as necessary. Select a vibrant color that compliments the house color to repaint the shutters and front door. Remember, selecting a baby’s name is a huge decision. Selecting a $25 gallon of paint should not be. Replace door hardware as needed. Update the light fixtures, mailbox and house numbers with an eye to a contemporary flair. Select a colorful wreath for the front door and an oversized door mat.

Finally, power-wash driveway and walkways as needed. In just a few short weekends you’ve now succeeded in ramping up your home’s curb appeal. The time and funds you’ve invested will not only make your home more welcoming, but you will also have managed to increase your property’s value.