11 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal this Fall
More comfortable weather will soon be here, making it the perfect time to get outside and boost your home’s curb appeal. You don’t need to be the star of a DIY show to make your property look fresh and inviting. Try these 11 tips to boost curb appeal and make your home the envy of the block.
- Refresh the front door with a coat of paint.
For the price of a can of exterior paint you can make your home’s entry pop. While you’re revamping the door, consider new hardware, too.
- Talk with a siding, window, or roofing professional about replacement.
Older siding, windows, and roofing does more than raise the energy bill—it can give your home a dated, shabby look. If your exterior is looking a little rough, get a quote from a professional contractor. They’ll explain all the many options for refreshing your property with new styles and colors.
- Trim out-of-control greenery.
Trees and shrubs can quickly overgrow, giving landscaping a shaggy, unkempt look. Take advantage of the oncoming mild weather and put those trimmers to work to boost curb appeal!
- Add or refresh porch furniture.
Make your porch friendly and inviting by adding or refreshing chairs and tables. Older furniture can take on a new life with a fresh coat of spray paint. New chair cushions and pillows are a fun way to brighten up the area, too, plus you can easily change them out every year with new designs.
- Add or refresh house numbers.
Whether your house numbers are faded, ragged, or non-existent, it’s relatively easy and inexpensive to add new numbers. If you’re the DIY type, check Pinterest for cool ideas to make your own creative house number plates.
- Wash the exterior.
You can use a garden hose, but you’ll likely get better results from a pressure washer. If you don’t own one, borrow or rent it. No matter what you use, pay particular attention to cleaning areas like walkways, siding, and windows.
- Install lighting along walkways, patios, and landscape beds.
Solar and low-voltage lights can be a simple and inexpensive way to add curb appeal to your property.
- Paint or replace the mailbox.
Pretty up the mailbox, which is often one of the first features people see when they walk up to your home. You may also be able to find a decorative cover at a home supply store or garden center.
- Add a plant display to exterior stairs.
Setting pots along the steps leading to porches and patios is a colorful and budget-friendly way to welcome visitors to your home.
- Create an outdoor living space.
Give your porch big-time personality by transforming it into a comfortable living space. It can be as simple as adding outdoor curtains and throw rugs or as fancy as adding a ceiling fan and artwork.
- Install flower boxes.
Flowers are a super-simple way to boost curb appeal. Window boxes come in plenty of styles these days—you can even buy self-watering boxes with reservoirs to make caring for your plants easier.
When it’s time to spruce up your property, contact Best Contracting to assist you with high-quality siding, roofing, and window installation. Get a free quote today for your home in Lancaster, Coatesville, West Chester, Reading, and other parts of PA, DE, MD, NJ.