Your home should reflect you and the life that you’re building inside and outside of it. As humans, it’s natural to want to leave a good first impression to those that you meet. Whether it’s with your clothing choices, your behavior, or how you take care of your body; feeling your best can go a long way in leaving a great impression on others. Though we’re told not to judge a book by its cover, we all have done so from time to time. There is no difference when it comes to your home. This is why it’s important to add curb appeal to your property.
Your home’s exterior is merely acting as the cover of a book. It’s a big deal when you decide to keep your home looking fresh, clean and new. An added bonus to your home’s improvements is the fact that you can increase your home’s value at the same time.
You’ll find several helpful tools on how to add curb appeal to your property all over the internet; but here’s our simple recommendations that can quickly add sophistication, charm, enchantment, and some extra monetary value to your home.
The Detox Cleanse:
Channel your inner “spring cleaning” mode when you want to add curb appeal to your property
This is the best place to start when you want to add curb appeal to your property. Start with the “body” of your house. Wash any dirt, mildew or gunk off the outside of your home. A soft-bristled, long-handled brush and soapy bucket of water can do wonders if you have fiber cement, stucco, brick, metal, wood, or vinyl siding. You’re in for a real treat when you decide to rent a power washer to cleanse your house. You’ll be able to see what you’re really working with.
Next, you’ll want to channel your inner “spring cleaning” mode or Snow White and work around and in your home. Take a few days to wash your windows (inside and out), hose down downspouts, sweep the cobwebs, spray off dirt in your garage, and power wash any hardscaping you may have (i.e. patio, deck, sidewalk, etc.).
Lastly, you need to clean up your property. This means pulling weeds, trimming bushes, adding new mulch, etc. Your property will already look completely different by doing these tasks.
The Landscaping Face-Lift:
All the greenery and more
Once you’ve completed your cleanse, sprucing up your landscaping can add value and beauty to your property. If there’s no salvaging the greenery you have already existing in your yard, then consider getting a whole new look. One way you could do this is by taking out overgrown bushes and replacing the area with a brand-new tree, bush, or flowering bush. Another way is by maintaining or adding a landscaping berm. They can create natural privacy, highlight other features in your yard, or guide your guests to a specific area on your lot.
If you’re interested in going a step further, you may want to consider adding a water feature like a pond or waterfall. Having a well-maintained water feature can add curb appeal to your property and raise your property value at the snap of your fingers. Another item of hardscaping you may need to consider is adding a retaining wall. This feature truly gives your property a face-lift by reducing soil erosion, makes yard work like mowing and trimming easier, and gives a more definitive and finished look to your home.
Whatever you decide to add or redo to your landscaping, make sure you maintain that fresh look. If you’re not looking to put your house on the market any time soon, decorate your yard to suit your style and personality. When you invest time and money into your property, you may as well enjoy the transformation and create your dream home. It’s important to love what you have and care for it through the years while being able to add curb appeal to your property.
When you want to add curb appeal to your property good lighting makes all the difference
Your outdoor lighting needs to be at the top of its game for various reasons. First and foremost, it’s a way of adding a layer of protection to your property for a small investment. Outdoor lighting can deter break-ins and burglaries while being a great way to add curb appeal to your property. Depending on the size of your property, you may have to invest more in this area. Other than safety and security, outdoor lighting can highlight certain areas or features in your outdoor living space. You can get fancy and creative with your choice of light bulbs and light fixtures. This is where your home can really shine (pun intended).
If you are feeling overwhelmed on how to add curb appeal to your property, Seasonal Landscape can help alleviate the stress you may be feeling. It is our priority to make your list of needs and wants of your dream outdoor living space into reality. We would love to answer any questions and/or get started on designing the yard you’ve always wanted. Call us today!