To make a great first impression your home’s curb appeal needs to be inviting. Improving your home’s curb appeal can be done quickly and inexpensively. Whether you’re planning to sell your house or not, you can’t go wrong when you enhance the outside appearance of your home. The effort and the cost of your improvement to your property will be all worth it.
Upgrading your home’s curb appeal need not be time consuming or an expensive undertaking that could potentially break the bank. You can either do it yourself (DIY) or hire your favorite landscaping company in Houston, to do this
project for you, especially if you are planning a major landscaping upgrade.
Here are some quick and inexpensive ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.
1. Installing Sidewalk Solar Lamps
Line up your sidewalk or driveway with solar lamps, which can be bought in many home improvement shops, to highlight your front yard landscape even at night. Solar lights are perfect for pathways because you don’t need an electric cord or cable to make it work.
Aside from serving as a safety precaution to prevent missteps at night,soft, warm lights on your entryway steps or along the pathway can give a welcoming feel to anyone coming into your yard.
2. Putting Some Color in Your Front Yard
Having flowers and plants in your front yard are one of the best ways to create a great first impression on anyone looking at your home for the first time. Colorful and easy to trim shrubs and flowers along the sidewalk and driveway are a great way to boost your curb appeal.
Opt for various kinds of perennials if you don’t want the hassle and the expense of planting new flowers every season or every year. Ask your local nursery shop or landscape artist for some recommendations. Remember that the best landscape plantings are those that thrive locally.
3. Painting the Outside
Putting on a fresh coat of paint on doors, window sills, a mailbox, and even the fence can make a big difference in the appearance and value of your property. You can hire a contractor to do this, or you can do the painting yourself.
For added measure, choose a striking color that also blends well with the overall theme or look of your house.
4. Upgrading the Hardware
Make sure to replace any rusty outdoor fixtures such as locks and handles, lighting, decorative house numbers, steel mailboxes, and other outdoor hardware. Don’t forget to regularly check porch light bulbs to make sure that they are not burned out.
5. Cutting Back Trees and Bushes
If overgrown trees and bushes in your front yard are making your home look like a haunted house, then maybe it’s time to cut or trim them. Besides, no matter how nice and appealing your house, it’s useless if no one can see it.
Keep in mind also that tree branches touching the walls of your house may damage your siding. This may also serve as a bridge for termites, mice and other critters to enter your roof or undersiding.