Curb appeal is crucial to both the aesthetic and resale value of your home. If you are a property owner in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Maryland and are interested in improving your home’s curb appeal, talk to Aspen Home Improvements today. We offer the highest standards of materials and workmanship to give your home a lasting first impression. With the real estate market being as competitive as it is, it is important to maintain curb appeal throughout your home’s lifetime. While improving your curb appeal has tremendous effects on your home’s value, it does not need to be expensive. Here are affordable ways to help you boost your home’s curb appeal.
Trim Trees and Bushes
For your home to even have a curb appeal, it has to be clearly visible from the curb. If you have overhanging branches and bushes that block paths and views of your house, then it is time to trim them. The good news is you can do this with a few tools already available in your toolshed. For smaller branches, twigs, and bushes, a pair of shears would do well. When dealing with larger tree limbs, you are advised to work with expert tree-cutters who will advise you on the best ways to trim without ruining your property. By trimming your trees and bushes, you allow people to see the front of your house, and this improves your home’s curb appeal.
Update your Outdoor Lighting Fixtures
A great pendant or sconce hanging on your doorway is bound to give your home’s exterior a fresh, fun look. You can add lampposts to your paths, taking advantage of symmetry to create interesting focal points. Maintenance practices on your existing lampposts will go a long way in convincing your next buyer to make the purchase. In most cases, you may only have to paint or stain existing lampposts to make your curb stand out. If you have a large front yard, you can get creative with additional light sources, such as porch string lights and solar-powered lanterns. Use a mix of styles on outdoor lighting fixtures to brighten your home’s exterior.
Add Some Décor to Your Front Door
The aesthetics of your front door play a huge role in your home’s curb appeal. Besides painting, you could use a variety of available front door décor options. You can get a wreath to hang on your front door. Pure Garden Boxwood Wreath is a great option since it does not need maintenance and is suitable for all seasons. Another great option for front door décor is the door knocker. This handy attachment gives your front door a stately, old-world charm. You could also go for bold painting options featuring accents and patterns that contrast with your exterior façade to make the door pop even more.
Take Care of Your Yard
The lawn is perhaps the greatest visual indicator of your home’s curb appeal. Regular maintenance of your yard by mowing the lawn, pulling out weeds, and raking leaves will greatly shape your curb. A dead-looking lawn with worn-out planters will instantly reduce your home’s value. Get creative and use recycled containers, tires, and metal trunks to create unique planters. Place these planters strategically to draw attention to specific areas of your lawn. Using Rubberific™ mulch will keep weeds from growing around your flowers and trees, keeping your lawn safe from being an eyesore. With proper maintenance, lawn improvement will never turn into an expensive undertaking.
Design a Path
A clearly defined path is a great way to make your curb appeal more organized and inviting. A stone or brick walkway would instantly catch the eye of anyone entering your property. There is a wide variety of options to match any styling preferences you may have. For the lean pocket, you could use visual cues like lighting posts and potted plants to serve as guides that define your path. Have fun creating twisted paths that give visitors a tour of your property while guiding them towards your front door.
As you can see, with a little commitment of time and energy, you can improve your home’s curb appeal in a day or two. If you are looking for more professional home remodeling options, call Aspen Home Improvements today. We offer the best in windows, sidings, and doors, guaranteed to raise your home’s resale value and reduce energy costs.