With the weather getting warmer and the days getting longer, it’s the perfect time to freshen up the house and get some spring cleaning done! But spring cleaning doesn’t just pertain to inside the house. The outside needs some love and care too. Tackle these tasks this spring to liven up your front yard and increase your curb appeal!
Your front door might be the first thing someone sees when they look at your house, and it’s definitely the last thing someone sees before they enter your house. As such an important part of your home, shouldn’t the front door look as nice as possible? You can start by giving your door a fresh coat of paint. It’ll take some work, but that layer will give your house the newness it needs.
If you don’t feel the need to repaint your door but still want to add a nice touch to it, consider adding a wreath. Wreaths aren’t exclusive to winter time, and there are so many creative ways to make a floral spring wreath! You can also visit any craft store to purchase cute, premade wreaths that will add the perfect amount of cuteness and color.
If you have a fence, that’s already a great addition for your curb appeal. But not if it looks old and shabby! Make sure your fence looks nice and new by giving it a fresh coat of paint. Something else you can do to make it look more inviting is to add some flowers. Deck out the inside and outside of your fence with flowers to make it more colorful and inviting. While the fence itself separates your house from the outside world, the flowers add a welcoming message for anyone who comes to visit.
Flowers will add some color to your yard, but the biggest splash of color is your lawn! Maintain your grass and keep it green by making sure it’s cut and watered. There’s nothing less appealing than driving by your house and seeing sad patches of dead grass. Or maybe grass that looks like it’ll go up to your knees. You can mow your lawn or call for a landscaping service.
Increase your curb appeal further by taking care of any plants that may be on your lawn. Pull those pesky weeds out and add mulch to your soil. Mulch helps retain moisture in the soil, prevents weeds from growing, and keeps the soil cool from the oncoming summer heat. Plus it makes your garden look more attractive by providing an even color to your soil.
People say eyes are the window to the soul. Well, your windows are the eyes to your house! And you wouldn’t want people to look in and see a mess, would you? If the inside of your house isn’t in tip-top shape yet, increase your curb appeal by adding drapes, blinds, or curtains to your windows. This will make your windows look more neat and uniform. Don’t forget to wipe down your windows and clean out those cobwebs as well. Get the inside and outside for maximum shine!
Nothing’s worse than driving down a street going 2 miles per hour because you can’t find the house number you’re looking for. Don’t let this happen to friends and visitors looking for your house! This spring, take some time to check your house numbers. It’s something we don’t think about often because it’s just there, but over the years, the numbers can fade and become impossible to find. You can either repaint the numbers or purchase wooden or metal numbers to nail to the front of your house. Remember to check the numbers on your curb as well! You can repaint them or call for a service to paint your numbers along with a fun, colorful design which will surely increase your (literal) curb appeal.
There are so many quick and easy ways to improve your house and increase your curb appeal! Take some of these tips and reminders and get started on making your house as nice as it can be. And if you want more help on how you can increase the value of your home or if you’re looking to sell, be sure to contact people you can trust at The Reed Team!