Curb Appeal

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Today I want to share some simple ways that you can improve the curb appeal of your home. Whether you have just moved in or are getting ready to sell, curb appeal is something every homeowner needs! I hope you are find these tips useful as you get settled into your new home.


Walk across the street and look at your overall landscape.


Via Zillow

  • Are shrubs trimmed neatly? Windows and doors shouldn’t be overshadowed by overgrown bushes or out of control ivy like this home my clients were (4)
  • Clear your entry, sidewalk, and plant beds of leaves and debris. Add a new layer of attractive mulch to all planting areas.
  • Are there bare spots or weeds in the lawn? Your local garden supplier can tell you the best way to remedy this problem.
  • Hardscape (bird feeders or houses, simple water features, statuary) can add warmth and character to an otherwise drab terrain.
  • Make your front door more appealing with a fresh coat of paint or stain and new hardware. Accent doors are inviting and quite a trend these days, however, traditional doors work just as well.
  • Speaking of hardware, install new light fixtures on both sides of your door and change your old, scratched house number plates with shiny new ones. That goes for the worn out kick plate as well.


  • Consider shutters or awnings to dress up your windows.

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  • Well placed, low voltage landscape lighting is fairly inexpensive and will dramatically enhance your home when the sun goes down. For do it yourself tips, check out this how to install low voltage lighting guide.

What curb appeal tips do you have that I missed? Please share them below!


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