How to Get Your Curb Appeal Ready for Spring
Spring is just around the corner. It won’t be long before the excitement of spring fever comes over you and you’ll want to be prepared. It’s the perfect time to revamp your home and not only inside but outside too. Boost your curb appeal in preparation for spring with these tips.
1. Repaint Your Front Door
Repaint your front door for a quick and inexpensive way to add a fresh look to your home exterior. It can completely transform the look and feel of your curb appeal. Try something bold and bright for spring or something neutral to carry you through the season. Buy samples and test out different colors just as you would if you were painting a wall.
2. Pressure Wash Dirt and Grime
So you’ve painted your door, but the rest of your home exterior looks a little drab in comparison? Instead of getting a full on paint job, which can be costly, consider pressure washing your home to remove layers of dirt and grime that accumulate over time. You can rent one from your local home improvement store. And don’t stop at simply the home itself; pressure wash sidewalks and driveways to freshen up the entire look.
3. Purchase New House Numbers
House numbers can do so much more than help the mailman out. With a thoughtful selection, they can add the perfect touch with a bit of flair. This simple fix can make a big difference when you find the one that fits the style of your home. Additionally, consider the placement of your numbers – they may be more visible in a different location.
4. Makeover Your Mailbox
Your mailbox is one of the first things people see when approaching your home. Don’t let it be an eyesore. It should complement your home. Add some plants around your mailbox to create some interest. If your mailbox is dated, it may be time to upgrade to a more contemporary model.
5. Maintain Landscaping
Your landscaping can make or break your curb appeal, so it needs to be maintained. Overgrown weeds, plants and grass will give an unsightly look. Pull, trim and cut on a regular basis to keep your lawn in good shape. To really keep things neat and crisp, edge your grass and flower beds.
6. Incorporate Plants and Pottery
A few potted plants will enhance the look of your home. Experiment with pops of color to make your planters stand out. Filling them with fragrant and vibrant plants will bring even more appeal. Plants that bloom all season such as lavender, pansies and snapdragons are perfect to bring some color and life to your front yard.
7. Install Outdoor Lighting
Add landscape lighting to your front yard to not only provide safety and security but also to accent your curb appeal. Solar light fixtures are a great option to subtly light a pathway. Incorporate string lights for a dose of whimsy.
These tips are perfect to spruce up your home for springtime. By following just a couple of these ideas your home exterior will perk up and be the envy of your street this spring.