Spruce Up the Front Area
Adding some appeal to your house’s front porch or entryway is an excellent way to improve your home’s curb appeal, as it is often one of the first places people’s eyes go when they are viewing homes. There are also many ways to achieve this, making it a fun and versatile project to undertake. You can go for smaller, simple changes, like adding potted plants, a seasonal wreath, or even shiny new house numbers, to more involved changes, such as painting the trim around your porch, or replacing your front door. Any improvements you make around this area of your home will surely gain your home a lot more attention.
Change Up the Color
Another fun way to increase your home appeal is to change the color of your home. You can do this rather inexpensively by painting your home’s siding, stucco, or brick—or you could opt to re-side your home entirely, giving you a lot of color and texture options. Contact several local home exterior specialists and gather a few quotes. Your home may be a perfect candidate to go from blah to beautiful in no time. This is an especially great choice if you are planning to resell in the near future. Look up the most sought after colors and/or materials and choose wisely.
Tend to the Lawn
Your lawn is a big deal—especially for those passing by or potential buyers. Everyone seems to notice a lovely, well cared for lawn; but, the truth is, most people notice neglected lawns as well. If your grass is dead, consider re-seeding or re-sodding. In a hurry? There are even environmentally friendly grass “painting” services available, in case you need to impress quickly.
In addition to caring for your lawn, also consider the effects of landscaping around your home. Good landscaping can take front and center and add a great deal of curb appeal to a home. In fact, many buyers report that they would pay a bit more for a home with a beautifully landscaped home. If you are good with gardening and lawn care, DIY can be both a fun and rewarding project, and it will save you on labor costs from professional landscapers.
Power Wash All the Dirt
Power washing your home, driveway, deck, and walkways is a quick and easy solution to make your home look like a million bucks in virtually no time. If you don’t own a power-washer, ask around to see if friends or neighbors have one to loan out. If not, head to a home improvement store where they rent them by the day (sometimes hourly). Professional power washing tip: avoid doors, windows, and any other on the exterior of your home where there may be glass or weather sealing.
Make Way for a New Driveway
You don’t have to replace your home’s driveway to make a great impression—although doing so will certainly up your home’s curb appeal! Give your existing driveway a makeover by power washing, edging the lawn around the driveway, and weeding any existing plants from crevices. If there are large cracks in your driveway, use the same material of the driveway to fill in the cracks. You’ll be amazed at what a little TLC for your driveway can do to improve the entire look of your home.
…One Last Project to Consider
Another great way to improve your home–although it won’t do much for curb appeal—is to consider a replacement HVAC system from Cardinal Heating and A/C. A new energy efficient system could save you a TON on energy costs. We are proud to be one of the most reliable providers of HVAC services in the Seattle area. Call us today to learn more. (425) 827-9997.