Sunday, November 6, 2016

Top Tips for Improving Curb Appeal

When somebody pulls up to your house for a dinner party, or even the FedEx guy dropping off a package, the first thing they’ll see is the outside of your home. While you might not care so much about what delivery man thinks of your house, curb appeal probably does matter to you in general.

If you’re thinking of selling your home in the near future, curb appeal can also play a major role in how much you can get for your home. Of course new buyers can redo everything, but even finding a buyer that’s excited about your home can be hard if what they see at first isn’t pleasing to the eye.

Use this guide to learn more about how you can boost your curb appeal without spending every dollar in your checking account.

How’s Your Grass?

The way your grass looks might not seem so important, but it really is one of the first things people will notice when they visit your home. If you can, consider getting new grass from time to time when watering just isn’t cutting it.

If possible, switch to a type of grass that will grow properly in your area with natural precipitation.

Update Your Driveway

If your home is like most, your driveway probably takes up at least 25% of the visual space. It’s likely also very different looking than the grass and flowers, which will work to draw the eye toward it. When you’ve got a beat up old driveway that isn’t a good thing.

Replacing your old driveway with a new asphalt driveway can make a huge difference in how your home looks. You may even get lucky and be able to do cost-effective repair work if you catch problems soon enough.

Green Thumb Blues

You may not have a green thumb, which could be why your yard doesn’t look so hot. The fact is that you really don’t have to have a green thumb to have an amazing looking front yard. Instead, you probably need some help!

If hiring a regular gardener or landscaper isn’t right for you, consider plants that will grow naturally and with little human help in your climate. Believe it or not, almost every area has some plants that don’t require much maintenance.

These can spruce up your front yard even if you definitely don’t have the green thumb on your side.


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