• Five Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

  • First impressions are everything. Whether you’re thinking of selling or just want to give your home a fresher look, giving a little attention to curb appeal can really make a difference. We take a unique approach to every project, but here are a few of our favorite ways to make your home shine and boost its value.

    Tidy Up Landscaping

    Edging landscape beds, pulling weeds and applying fresh mulch can give your home a clean and fresh feel. If this kind of regular upkeep gets you down, the exciting news is that suppliers have devised all sorts of ways to help. In addition to placing mulch that resists fading and is embedded with fertilizer and pre-emergent weed control, we can work with homeowners to create an entire landscape design that is low maintenance.

    Paint the Front Door

    Painting your front door (and changing the hardware) is one of the quickest ways to update your home’s exterior. Bold colors like royal blue, pastel yellow and turquoise are trending heavily now, but natural wood or a soft gray is timeless and elegant. When choosing a front door color, think about how it goes with the existing color scheme, how it will look in all seasons and with holiday decorations, and whether it will fade quickly from sun exposure.

    Update the Mailbox

    Your mailbox can blend in to its surroundings or make a strong statement as the first thing visitors see as they approach your home. Giving it a little rehab can go a long way. Whether you choose to install a new mailbox, or update an existing structure, accentuating with plants or flowers can enhance the overall look.

    Experiment with Containers

    Containers are a versatile way to bring a variety of textures and colors to your home’s exterior. Filled with colorful annuals or jazzy grasses, they can serve as decorating accents. Group containers by the home’s entrance to draw attention to the door and welcome guests. Containers also allow homeowners the option of rearranging and easily changing out plants as seasons, styles and tastes change.

    Evaluate Lighting

    A poorly lit exterior can scare away potential buyers and guests alike. Take a moment to evaluate your lighting needs. Whether that means updating existing fixtures, or installing a comprehensive system, consider highlighting architectural and landscape features, creating a warm entry and ensuring a safe walkway for visitors.

    While these projects are usually a quick and easy way to boost a home’s appeal, we understand homeowners can struggle knowing where to start. We can help. With over 25 year of experience, we’ve become experts in helping homeowners narrow down and execute their ideas.