We are excited to share a guest post from our friend, Laura Collings. Laura is a part time digital marketer and full-time real-estate junkie. She guest writes for a wide range of publications, generally centered around DIY home improvements. Enjoy!
The interiors of our home are usually what we pay more attention to and tend to neglect how it looks on the outside. The exteriors of our homes are the first thing someone would notice. That is why it is essential to put some thought into how we can add more curb appeal to our homes.
Boosting your home's curb appeal requires a little planning and a little effort on your part. There are numerous ways of improving your exteriors, and here we discuss five such easy ways to boost the curb appeal of your house.
Keep it clean
One thing that is most off-putting, inside or outside a house, is the presence of clutter and mess. Just as you try to keep your home's interiors clean, it is equally important to keep the outside clean as well. A clean surrounding naturally makes a house appear prettier. Avoid dumping unused items outside, remove any old empty planters, discard old rusted garden furniture, get rid of dead plants and clear any other mess lying around the front of your house. Also, make sure that the garbage bins are not kept on the front where they are openly visible. Keep them at a place where they remain hidden from sight.
The more clutter-free the approach to your house is, the bigger and prettier it will appear.
Maintain the lawns
Lawns are meant to make your house look prettier and enhance the look of your exteriors. But that is only possible when the lawns are well maintained. A lawn that is uncared for, only makes the outside appear messy and uninviting. Overgrown grass and weeds are not just unappealing to look at; they also become breeding grounds for insects and pests.
Mow your lawn regularly, water the plants and trim off any dead branches and leaves. A well-groomed garden with its greenery can add a lot to the curb appeal of your home.
Improve the appearance of your garage door
Although this usually slips our mind, the facade of your garage is also a part of your home's exterior. The garage door is usually towards the front of your house, and that is one element that makes or breaks the overall look of your house. That is why it is important to maintain your garage door’s appearance as well.
Get good looking garage doors made by a reputed manufacturer. Garage door specialists Doors Direct suggest the best way to maintain your garage door is by lubricating the hinges, springs, rollers, and tracks every three months. Additionally, keeping the door clean, removing clutter and painting it from time to time is a great way to increase the value of your home. One extremely useful product in this regard is Giani's Wood Look garage door paint. If you want your neighbors to envy how your home looks, use Giani's Wood Look paint on your garage doors and just wait for the never-ending praises.
Add some decor at the front door
The front door of your house is the main entrance to your world. So making it look good is imperative. Adding some decor to the front door shows the effort you have put into making your home look good. One of the most popular decor items for doors is a wreath. Hanging a colorful and glittering wreath to the front door gives a warm welcome to visitors and makes you feel festive every time to get home. Choose a wreath that is suitable for all seasons. Apart from this, you could also add a beautiful and elegant door knocker that goes well with your home's facade. These little elements can make a great difference to your home's curb appearance.
Clean the front approach
The approach to your house must look inviting. So keep the path clean and defined. Sweep away any dirt or dried leaves lying around, regularly. Wash the approach at least once a week to get rid of dirt and mud left from shoes or tires. A clean approach adds a lot more to your home’s appearance.