First impressions are the most lasting. What is the impression people get when they see your home for the first time? Does your home look inviting, cozy, or elegant? Or is it deteriorating and screaming for a makeover?
Whether you're planning on selling your home or not, curb appeal is something you should always consider. While the right amount of curb appeal will attract potential home buyers and even increase the worth of your home, curb appeal is something you deserve to enjoy right now as well! Read on for seven tips to boost your curb appeal.
Start with the Front Door
Everything in your home begins with the front door, so why not start there when you're looking to increase your curb appeal? As the entrance to your home, the front door is a focal point where eyes are immediately drawn. Make sure it's in tip-top shape. A custom wood door is always a great choice, but you can even boost attractiveness by painting your door a new color.
See the Light
A home that isn't well-lit is not only unattractive; it can also be dangerous. Update your light fixtures and make sure they're clean and in good repair. Use landscape lighting for an extra touch that adds safety and sophistication to your home's exterior.
Fill containers with beautiful plants and arrange them on your porch or walkway for instant curb appeal. A window box is also a lovely and colorful addition to any home.
A New Mailbox
For as little as $20, you can sharpen up the exterior appearance of your home with a new mailbox. Most of us don't realize that mailboxes get old and dingy. We grow accustomed to their appearance, but because a mailbox is a focal point (whether it's attached to the house or at the curb) any disrepair is immediately obvious to someone else.
Freshen up with Paint
If you're looking to make a big impact, a fresh coat of paint on the exterior of your house will definitely deliver. New paint updates the look of a home and improves any areas that were fading, chipping, or peeling. Make sure you prep your surface properly before you paint. Otherwise, you'll be dealing with flaws not too long after the paint dries. Often, a job this big is best left to professionals.
A simple way to improve your home's curb appeal is to create symmetry. Since our eyes naturally find symmetry pleasing, arrange potted plants and outdoor lighting on either side of your door. Take a critical eye to your landscape and find areas where you can add symmetry. You'll notice an immediate difference.
Add, or Paint, Shutters
Shutters help in gaining that symmetrical look, and they add an ornamental touch that can make a cozy home cozier, a sophisticated home more elegant, or take a humdrum home to stunning. If you already have shutters, repair any flaws in their surfaces and give them a fresh coat of paint. If you don't have shutters, you can add new ones in just one day.
New Life Painting
New Life Painting loves to help homeowners throughout the Central Coast increase their curb appeal with fresh paint. We carefully prepare your surfaces so your new look will last for years to come. And not only that, we'll provide free color consultation so you can be sure you'll love your home's new look. Give us a call at (805) 937-9836 or request a free estimate online.