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Sprucing up the outside of your home is a great way to add curb appeal and value to your home. The outside of your home is the first thing people see, so making a good impression is important especially if you are trying to sell your home.
Embrace Flowers, Garden and Plant Life
Make the exterior of your home look great with nature. Plant some colorful flowers in front of your home that borders other green plants such as hedges in order to make them stand out. Planting trees is another great way to boost curb appeal. When the seasons change so will the leaves giving your yard lots of richness. Don’t forget you can plant fruit or nut trees that grow well in your climate to give your yard a boost plus you can benefit from a great harvest.
Use Colorful Accents`
Adding exterior shutters to your home is a great way to complement the outside. Using exterior shutters that are painted blue, red, hunter green or turquoise can really make your home pop! There are several different types of shutters to choose from and it’s easy to find some that match the theme of your home. Exterior shutters add instant charm to the outside of your home and gives your home the ultimate look of comfort. Exterior shutters come as functional, which means they can open and close, and non-functional, which are decorative only. Depending on where you live, you may want to decide if functional shutters are necessary to help protect your home from severe weather.
Spend Quality Time on the Front Door
Give your front door a fresh coat of paint but don’t stop there. Replace that old hardware with some new door knobs and a nice door knocker. This is a major focal point and the front door attracts lots of attention so make sure it looks great! Even a good fresh coat of paint in a color that matches other accents on the outside of the home, like the exterior shutters, can make for a great look for your curb appeal.
Cover up utilities
We all have those unsightly but necessary utilities attached to the outside of our home. While we can’t remove them we can cover them. A great way to hide utilities from sight is to plant a nice hedge or other plant in front of it. This will add beauty to your home and it costs very little to do so.
Lighting is a very important part of curb appeal. But when utilizing lighting, be careful not to overdo it. If you are trying to highlight a particular part of your home, such as the front door, make sure the lighting is pointed directly at it.
You should try to avoid the light pointing up in the air or sideways to the street as this is known as light pollution. Allow nature to bring some lighting of its own by leaving room in your lighting plan for some star gazing.