6 Easy Ways to Elevate Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is how a home looks from the outside, in other words from the street curb, and if you’ve watched any HGTV, you’ve likely heard the term. Whether a guest, a new neighbor or a potential buyer, homeowners how come to realize that they only have one chance to make a good first impression. When someone comes to your house, or even just passes by on the street, what is visible from the curb will go a long way toward influencing their perception of the place where you live.
First impressions of a home matter, so we’ve assembled a list of six fairly easy things you can do to elevate your home’s curb appeal.
Spruce Up Your Landscape
An unkempt lawn can be an instant curb appeal killer. Keeping your lawn cut and edges trimmed is key to making your yard look immaculate. Getting rid of weeds is important, especially the ones the pop up in the cracks in your driveway or sidewalk, not only are they ugly, but they can also cause damage to your pavement in the future. Clearing debris from your yard like dead branches or leaves will help to give the impression of crispness and cleanliness. Prune trees and trim shrubs regularly, this will make your yard look nice and help you keep your plants in peak condition, and improve beauty.
Windows are a natural focal point both inside and outside of your home, and after landscaping, probably one of the biggest contributors to your home’s curb appeal. Broken or old outdated windows can be unsightly. Upgrading your windows can give your house a fresh clean look. Windows can make a statement, elevating your home’s curb appeal by updating the style and giving it a more modern appearance. New replacement windows can also improve the look of interior spaces and increase your home’s energy efficiency making them a great long-term investment.
Freshen Up Your Front Door
Replacing or refinishing your old front entry door can go a long way towards improving the outside look of your home. A brand new front door can be a great investment if you have the budget for it, but if not, painting your existing door can elevate the look of your entry. A bold, colorful front entry door makes for an impactful focal point, especially when the color contrasts nicely with the tone of the home’s exterior.
Add New Hardware
While you’re dressing up your front door, think about adding new hardware to your home. This can include new door handles, a charming new door knocker, and fresh new house numbers. These hardware pieces are looked at as utilitarian and often overlooked in terms of their impact on the overall look of a home.
Replace Outdoor Lighting
From landscape lighting to the light on your porch, exterior lighting can make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal day or night. Like home hardware, exterior light fixtures are an integral part of your home’s exterior look but are often taken for granted. Replacing an older entry light or adding cool landscape lighting can give your exterior a more polished appearance.
Pressure Wash Away the Grime
Pressure washing your porch, patio, sidewalk, driveway, and even your home’s exterior can remove years of grime and quickly improve your curb appeal. You can hire a service to come and clean the exterior of your home, or rent a pressure washer from a home improvement store and DIY. If you do it yourself, be sure to be careful when using a pressure washer around your window screens as it can cut through the screen if the pressure is too high.
Are you thinking about elevating your home’s curb appeal? Considering replacement windows? We can help! At Dick’s Rancho Glass we have many years of experience in new replacement window installation, and we are happy to serve homeowners throughout the Sacramento Area. To keep your home beautiful and energy-efficient, we are proud to offer a large selection of replacement windows, including high-quality Milgard® windows. To begin exploring your replacement window options, check out our gallery, give us a call, click Dick’s Rancho Glass to contact us, or visit one of our two glass showrooms in the Sacramento region:
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