Enhancing Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Posted By on August 10, 2015

As time goes by, the exterior of your home can begin to look out-dated, boring and unattractive. This becomes more noticeable as houses around you are sold and updated by new owners. There are several updates and improvements you can do to the exterior of your home that will enhance its curb appeal.

Front door

Your front door has a significant impact on the curb appeal of your home. When you look for a more updated replacement for your front entry, there are several features to take note of. An energy efficient door will appeal to potential buyers and save you money on heating and cooling cost. Choosing a door that has a lifetime warranty is another feature that will impress buyers. The door design and color that you select should complement the style of your home.

Garage door

Many times you’ll hear or read about the importance of having a focal point in your landscape design. Focal points are intended to draw one’s attention to a specific area or feature. Regardless of how impressive your landscape focal point is, an unattractive, out-dated garage door is likely to be the first thing people focus on when they drive by or up to your house. There are some stunning garage door designs available that will yield a high return on your investment and greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. Garage door installation is not a DIY project. It’s best to let professionals do the work so that everything functions as it should.

Walkways

Once you have an attractive entry door and garage door, you’ll want to take notice of the walkways leading to the door. The pathway show be free of obstructions. If your walkway is damaged or simply unattractive, replacing it with newer material would have a positive impact on the curb appeal of your home.

Lighting

Adding lighting to the front of your garage, at your front door and along the walkway will draw attention to those newly updated areas. The light fixtures you add to the exterior of your home can increase the safety of your home. It also functions as decorative art during the daylight hours. With that in mind, choose your outdoor lighting fixtures with both function and design in mind. For a cohesive appearance, select lighting that complements the hardware on your garage door and your entry door.

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