Your curb appeal – or the first impression people get when coming to your home – provides a long-lasting impact. Whether it looks inviting and elegant or deteriorating and problematic, that’s the impression that’s going to stay with people, whether you’re simply inviting them to your home or looking to sell.
A positive curb appeal can increase the value of your home and make it more inviting and welcoming for people – it’s an important part of home maintenance. Here are a few things you can do to boost your curb appeal.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
Few things make as big of an impact as a fresh coat of paint. It instantly updates the look of your home, fixing any fading, chipping and peeling areas. A properly prepped and painted exterior of your home is the most effective way to give your entire property a brand new feeling, and it comes highly recommended.
A good place for added ornamental touches on your home are window shutters. They help create an organized, symmetrical look – something that people naturally and instinctually find pleasing – and can be great areas to paint contrasting colors or highlights to give your home that little extra spark.
A New Front Door
The front door is the central part of your home – a focal point. Very few interactions with your home come without visiting the front door, so why not make it a key part of your renovation? It, too, can be an area to paint to add color and contrast to the exterior of your home, but don’t just pay attention to the color. A sturdy, custom front door can be a quick way to add a certain extra something to the exterior of your home.
The cheapest and quickest upgrade you can make is to your mailbox. Mailboxes get old and dingy when exposed to the elements day after day. A brand new mailbox is a quick and effective way to fix a potentially damaging focal point, improving your curb appeal immediately.