You’ve likely heard the expression, “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s true in more ways than one — especially when it comes to the curb appeal of your home. What would someone think of your place upon seeing it for the first time? If you feel like it needs some sprucing up, we can help. Whether you’re looking to sell or simply want a few ways to boost its beauty, here are five tips to increase the curb appeal of your home.
Look at your home with fresh eyes
Go out to the street and make an effort to look at your home like you’re seeing it for the very first time. Scrutinize all the details. What do you notice? Is anything crooked, broken, or in need of cleaning? Are there weeds or dead plants that need to be pulled? Do you see forgotten toys that need to be put away? It’s easy to ignore these little things when you grow accustomed to seeing them so often. Make a list of what needs work and tend to those items first. You’ll quickly see that remedying each makes a big difference — all for a minimal amount of expense and effort.
Reclaim the roof
A uniform, well-kept roof goes a long way in making your home look great. If yours seems a bit dingy, has streaks, or is missing shingles, you’ll want to give those things attention. It doesn’t mean you have to replace your entire roof. If it isn’t that old and in good shape, a simple cleaning and a few repairs are all it takes to make it look like new again.
Pressure wash your woes away
A pressure washer is your friend for cleaning up several things around the house. It does a fantastic job of cleaning your siding, deck, driveway, and walkways. If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can easily rent one from the hardware store. Better yet, hire a pro to do the work for you.
Make your entry elegant
A fresh, new coat of paint on your front door is an easy way to enhance the curb appeal of your home. Choose a color that makes a statement. Then, add a new welcome mat and containers of colorful flowers that contrast nicely with the door and the rest of the house. If you want to go the extra mile, replace your old, front-entry light fixtures with attractive new ones.
Liven-up the landscape
People notice homes with neat, tidy yards, so keep your lawn and shrubs regularly maintained. Enhance your yard further with colorful, seasonal flowers along the walkways. Add attractive landscape lighting that showcases your home’s best architectural features. All will make your house look even more appealing, warm, and welcoming.
As an award-winning Southern Living-Inspired Community, we pride ourselves on offering homes and neighborhoods that are wonderfully warm and welcoming. Our current listings offer various new and resale homes that cater to multiple needs — from those with growing families to those who wish to age in place. We’d be happy to provide more details and give you a tour of our lake and golf community. Lake Oconee is a great place to visit any time of year. Contact us so we can start planning your visit today. We look forward to meeting you soon.