The winter season can be detrimental on a home, which is why many people take the time to prepare for the cold, frigid temperatures ahead. Whether you are trying to improve the appearance of your home or trying to keep the cold out, you will need to start preparing in fall. Like us, I'm sure you have many projects ahead of you that it will require working on them daily to ensure they are complete before winter sets in. Below, you will discover several tips to help you improve curb appeal of your home.
Paint the front door
Your front door is the first aspect of the home that greets visitors when they arrive. In fact, many designers will utilize the door as a focal point when they are decorating the exterior of the home. A fresh coat of paint will go a long way in improving curb appeal. While some people will stick with white or cream-colored paints, others will go all out utilizing bright, apple red. The color really does not matter, because the fresh paint will be spotted from far away, giving your home a new and refreshed appearance.
Upgrade your mailbox
The sunrays, snow, sleet, rain and other elements can do a lot of damage to a mailbox. While some homeowners do not give their mailbox much thought until it falls over, it is always a good idea to replace it, before winter sets in. A new mailbox can do wonders in improving curb appeal. Several decades ago, consumers could only choose from the traditional metal mailbox. Today, there is a wide range of designs to choose from. You might want to explore various options including a bird house, barn, church, airplanes, as well as animals holding the traditional mailbox.
You would be surprised with how much a few trees can improve the appearance of the front of your home. Magnolia tree anyone? You should also consider picking up a few artificial grass samples to fill in those dead spots on your lawn. Before selecting and purchasing trees, you must consider the difficulty of keeping them neat and trimmed. In fact, many landscapers and arborists recommend tree trimming each year. If you cannot handle this task, you will need to hire licensed arborists to do it for you.
When you are planting the trees, you should consider trimming your other trees. Instead of purchasing trees that are expected to grow over 10-foot-tall, you should choose one guaranteed to not reach higher than six feet. This will reduce your yard work significantly each fall.
Install outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting can go a long way in approving the appearance of your home. Landscape lighting is a great place to start, as it will make the biggest impact on your home’s curb appeal. Solar fixtures will be your best option, because they are extremely easy to install. In fact, you do not need to worry about wiring or digging tunnels for the wiring. Today, you can find an array of solar fixtures for homes, including porch, walking path, tree and garage lights. These products are extremely affordable and can be found at any home improvement store.
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