How to Raise Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Whether you are looking to sell your home or are simply wanting to improve its inherent value for the future, it can be extremely useful to know how to raise your home’s curb appeal. Not only can improving your curb appeal increase the value of your home and make it sell faster but it can also improve the way that you feel about your own space and the kind of use you are able to get out of your home. At Stattonrock Design + Build, we are professionals with experience designing, building, and renovating homes that improve the quality of the lives of those who live in them.
What is Curb Appeal and How Do I Improve It?
Curb appeal is the attractiveness that a property has from the perspective of somebody viewing it from the street. There are many things that factor into curb appeal. The age of the building, how well it has been maintained and kept up, the materials used to build it, the state of the landscaping, the colour scheme, and many other factors can influence a home’s curb appeal. In many cases, it can be best to consult a professional designer and builder to make sure that you get the most out of the curb appeal of your home. An experienced professional will be able to rely on their knowledge of what strategies will actually work to raise your home’s curb appeal and what tactics might be a waste of time. Some ideas on how to improve a home’s curb appeal include:
Improve Your Landscaping
Landscaping and garden space weighs heavily on a home’s curb appeal. Make sure that you keep your lawn trimmed back and green, and that none of your plants are dead or dying. Lawn decorations should not be excessive, old, or tacky. Fresh bark mulch in garden areas can always help, and bushes should be pruned and cared for.
Install Proper Lighting
Adding light to the outside of your home can go a long way for anyone viewing your home at night. Lights can make a home much more appealing and welcoming, and they come in a wide variety of decorative styles.
Update Your Siding
The siding of your home is often a major point that buyers look at. At the very least, you should have fresh paint and, if the siding is dated, falling apart, or has gone out of style, it is worth looking into the possibility of a renovation. Not only will this improve curb appeal; it will also protect your home. Updating to include brick, rock, or wood elements can make a big difference in how your home looks.
Keep Your Gutters and Eaves Maintained
Gutters that are falling apart and eaves or fascia with rot in them can look horrible and cause long term damage to a home. It can help boost your home’s curb appeal to keep your gutters clean and maintained, and making sure your eaves and fascia boards are all intact will ensure that your home is protected from water damage.
If you are interested in finding out more about how to raise your home’s curb appeal, or to learn more about the services offered by Stattonrock Design + Build, please contact us and we will be sure to get back to you with the information you need.