Curb appeal is one of the most desired aspects for any home. It makes the neighbors happy, can help sell the home quicker, and can offer a sense of welcome to its owners at the end of a long day. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult to achieve and frustrating to homeowners when, after multiple expensive and time-consuming attempts at creating that curb appeal, their efforts fail. New Image Landscape and Pools understands this frustration, however, and offers this list of five ways to get instant curb appeal; everything is easier when you have a helpful friend on your side!
Sometimes it’s the smallest things that make the largest changes, and a simple window box can be that big change. Create a box yourself out of scrap wood you have in your workshop or buy something new from your local home improvement store and fill it with seasonal flowers that can add a happy, cheerful, and inexpensive appeal to an otherwise boring exterior.
Paint the Front Door
Painting the entire exterior of your house can be an expensive proposition, but many times, all that may be necessary is a new coat of paint on your front door. A gallon of paint, on average, only costs about $30, so this is an innovation you can dare to go bold with; nothing says welcome more than a sunny, yellow front door!
Plant a Tree
The secret to an appealing landscape is layers. Starting low with green grass and building up to a special tree that provides shade, style, and yes, that all-important curb appeal, can be all you need to make your home stand out from all the rest. If you’re patient and/or worry about the skills needed to plant a tree, start small. A 5-gallon size tree can cost about the same as a gallon of paint and is as easy to plant as the flowers you already have in your garden. The larger boxes can cost a lot more and may require the help of a master landscaper.
A dark home at night isn’t just boring and bland; it can also be a security risk. Burglars like to remain unseen, so don’t make it easy for them! Light up your house and increase your curb appeal at the same time! From porch lights to path lights to up-lights, coming home to a brightly lit home will be the perfect way to end your work day. Electrical can be tricky, so hiring an expert is recommended.
Tear It Out
Overgrown bushes, untrimmed trees, and flowers that have insinuated themselves into the cracks of your sidewalk can make your home look scary and uninviting, but this may be a task you don’t want to handle yourself! Give us a call today and schedule an appointment to sit down and discuss your options on giving your house the curb appeal you always knew it could have!