The curb appeal of your home is so important. Not only is it important for the way that you feel about your home, it's a way of improving the first opinion that people have when arriving at your home. There are so many ways that you could tackle it. It doesn't matter whether you're thinking of selling your home soon or not either, but when you do you will usually find that the changes you make will boost the value of it. All you need is a bit of a DIY mindset, and the need to improve your home. If you find that you're coming home and only seeing the negatives in your home then it's probably time for a change. If you have a little bit of spare money and are looking for an investment for it, then it's also worth doing. So, if you keep on reading we'll show you some of the improvements you can make which boosts curb appeal.
Driveway Touch Ups
The driveway to your home has more of an impact on the curb appeal and the first opinion that people form about your home. It makes such an impact when a home goes from having a brick drive, for example, to an all black tarmac one. It makes a home look extra posh and the front of your home will look far more snazzy. If this is something that isn't within your financial reach, then you could pay for a driveway cleaning company to come along and clean it for you. They use a pressure washing system to lift all of the grime and dirt that has built up on the drive over the years. You wouldn't believe how much of a difference this could make. It's also a nice cheap service to use and the high quality finish lasts for months.
Windows & Doors Make A Difference
Windows and doors definitely do make a difference to the curb appeal of your home, especially a new front door. It might seem so small in the grand scheme of things, but this simple change can make your home look ultra modern. This is usually applicable to those of you with a new home. You could even have one of the fancy doorbells installed that shows you who is at the door and allows you to speak to them. Windows and doors will vary in cost. It all depends on the type that you want and how much you're willing to spend. Modern doors are costing more than they ever have before, but if you can find yourself a bargain you won't feel so hard done by.
Make It Look Pretty
Finally, you need to make sure you're able to make it look pretty. A simple spruce up of the exterior can make all the difference. A couple of hanging baskets and some flower pots underneath the front window can add that splash of colour and happiness to the front of your home. It's far better than looking at a home with nothing in front of it!
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.