Freshen Up Your Curb Appeal This Spring
Spring is just a few days away and many people are starting to do some spring cleaning around their home. While spring cleaning the inside of your home is important, The Platinum Group, Realtors know that it is also a great time to focus on the outside of your home and spruce it up for the warmer months. The best real estate agents in Colorado Springs have a few tips to help boost your home’s curb appeal this spring.
Enhance Your Front Door
Your front door should be your home’s exterior focal point. Make sure it looks its best by adding a fresh coat of paint or stain. If your door is painted, maybe paint it a new color – like an exciting green or a rich red. Polish the door handles or replace them if necessary. For a seasonal touch, adding a beautiful spring wreath – if you want to get creative, you can even make your own!
Plant New Plants
Curb appeal begins at the curb. Instead of keeping plants close to your home, plant some perennials and spring bulbs between the curb and sidewalk. This extra layer of foliage and color can create a sense of depth, which could make your front yard appear larger.
Make Your House Numbers Pop
Go across the street and see how easy it is to find your house numbers. Place them where they’re not blocked by trees or porch railing, and position them horizontally rather than vertically, as they are easier to read that way. Ideally, place house numbers beneath a porch lamp or landscape light, where they will be illuminated in the evening.
Make Your Yard Shine
A well-manicured yard is the key to great curb appeal on a home. A freshly mowed lawn, fresh mulch and pruned plants can boost the curb appeal of any home. Re-seed any areas in the lawn that are bare, pull out weeds and trim back any overgrown bushes. Make sure you begin mowing your lawn as soon as it needs it in the spring and continue to mow it at least once a week throughout the summer.
Plant Flowers You Love
Fragrance can have a big impact on a person’s experience walking up to your home – not to mention your own walk up to the front door. Consider planting flowers with lovely scents, such as roses, lilacs, honeysuckles, jasmine, lavender and even fresh herbs like rosemary.
Light It Up
Lights can make a huge difference in a home, especially outdoor lighting. In the evening, a well-lit driveway and porch is welcoming and makes your space look larger. Add lights leading up the driveway and walkway to the front door. This will make it easier for guests, and you, to navigate at night. Not only will it make it safer, it will also make your home beautiful at night.
Maintenance Is Crucial
All the hard work you put into the curb appeal will be pointless when home maintenance chores have been put off. Nothing looks worse from the curb than hanging gutters, chipped paint and missing bricks from the porch. Not only can these items take away from your curb appeal, they can also damage your home. When you’re outside enhancing your curb appeal, take a look around the outside of your home. Make note of any gutters that need to be repaired, missing or damaged shingles, siding that needs to be replaced or repaired and any other home maintenance chores.
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