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Curb Appeal Tips to Increase the Value of Your Home

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It’s beginning to look a lot like spring-time …

If you’ve been longing for warmer temperatures, well, now they’re here! Why not take some steps to increase the value of your home?

One area that can benefit you enormously is your home’s curb appeal. After all, whether you plan to sell your home or not, first impressions matter. Here’s some advice from the pros:

The 3 Main Things that will Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

To spruce up your home this spring, you’ll want to focus on clean-up, landscaping, and the little details that make a home stand out.

First, do a few chores. Is there flaking paint on your trim? Have weeds grown through the entryway paving stones? Are your gutters still full of fall leaves? Even if you don’t do anything else to your home’s exterior, a little clean-up goes a long way.  

Second, consider your landscaping. Spring is a great time to prepare the yard for sunny weather, and replant flowers or shrubbery. So, trim runaway bush branches and pull those weeds. Again, it doesn’t take much to impress the neighbors. Sometimes it’s as easy as seeding your lawn.

Finally, consider the little things. What would a new light fixture do for your entryway, for example? Can you update your house numbers or purchase a new mailbox? 

Think about it this way: if you own a business, you want your customers to feel a certain way when they walk in your front door. That’s why business owners invest in fresh landscaping or a powerwash every year. It’s the same with your home.  

More Tips Guaranteed to Boost the Curb Appeal of Your Home

1. Think Like a Buyer

Walk around your home and look at it with fresh eyes. What looks dingy or worn down? What repairs could you make to really brighten up the exterior of your home?

2. Check Your Digits

Are your house numbers visible? Or are they fading stickers, slowly peeling off the side of the mailbox? One easy way to improve your exterior is to install house numbers that are visible and go with the overall decor of your home.

3. Surfaces Matter, Too

There’s nothing more off-putting than seeing a layer of greenish mold on a house’s siding, or looking at an oil-stained driveway or patio. Have you considered a power-wash? An occasional wash can keep your surfaces looking spick-and-span.

4. Invest in Plants

Whether you plan an extensive landscaping project, or simply place a few potted plants in your entryway, greenery is an inexpensive way to bring spring to your yard and add to your curb appeal.

5. Beautify Your Windows

Are your windows treated? When people look at your home, do they see crooked blinds and peeling window sills? Or bright, clean windows with interesting window treatments? It’s up to you.

6. Lighten up …

When it gets dark, do things get a little scary at your place? The warm glow of a porch light or walkway lights can instantly add a friendly, welcoming feel to your place. You can also use lights to highlight your landscaping or your home’s best exterior features.

7. Don’t Forget the Details

Add paint and spruce up the details … You don’t have to paint an entire house to reap the benefits of a fresh coat on your front door, trim and shutters. Choose a color that compliments your home and adds a little pop. Then, accessorize with a new welcome mat, pottery, or patio furniture.

SNL Painting Inc. Can Make Your Exterior Shine

If winter has done a number on your exterior and you want to go ahead and schedule a new exterior paint job, call on us … our experts can help you achieve the look you want.

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