What is Curb Appeal and Why is it Important


September 4, 2017 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Homeowners Tips


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What Does Curb Appeal Mean

So what does curb appeal mean? let me try to explain. Have you ever walk past a property that made you stop and look? That’s curb appeal, that’s what I’m talking about. As you view the property from the street, you are attracted to the exterior of the house.

In real estate, it is viewed as one of the indicators of a prospective customer. Let’s face it, if the outside looks good, you are going to want to go in and see more. That visual attractiveness from the streets can increase your showings when you’re trying to sell your home.

How Important is Curb Appeal

 

 

Here are some great tips below on how to create curb appeal:

1. Landscape: Your landscape of your homes is what people in the neighborhood see first. Keeping a manicured lawn and the hedges trimmed is an easy way to tidy up the front of your home. Add some planters on the porch or next to the entry way with vibrant colored flowers and you can be sure to attract some attention. Define your planting areas with a stone boarder and some fresh mulch to create a nice look.

2. Lighting: The right lighting can add a dramatic look to your home. Entry lights next to your or a hanging light in your outdoor foyer are great way to brighten up your exterior. Strategically placed lights in the garden is a nice way to highlight your key plantings. Up lighting can highlight monumental trees or shrubs in the yard.

3. Driveway and Walkways: These are great ways to add personality to your home with many different options. On the high-end side of things you have pavers or cobblestone installed and worth every dollar spent because this adds an excellent viewpoint from the street. If asphalt is your choice of driveway, then add a simple apron boarder at the beginning to add a decorative touch. A flagstone or brick walkway to replace your cement is also a good idea to add curb appeal.

4. Paint: clean up the exterior of your home with a fresh coat of paint. Now is a good time to clean up those windows and replace any broken glass. If you have brick or vinyl siding, you’ll be amazed what a quick power washing will do. Paint the trim a contrasting color to highlight the architecture of the home.

Some other various projects include: shutters and planters for underneath windows. Large stones placed within your planting area which adds a natural element and seems as if it was there from years ago. Replace the mailbox and add new hardware for your door. Adding curb appeal to your home is important to increase the value to your home. Curb appeal will also give you the satisfaction of taking ownership of your home. Your home will be the highlight of town!!

 

 

what is curb appeal and why is it important