Exterior Projects for Max Curb Appeal

1. Pressure wash your house

This is a quick way to add some extra sparkle to your house, driveway, and sidewalks. Getting rid of the dirt build up will look so good neighbors will be wondering if you repainted! Just be careful not to use to much pressure so you don’t damage your siding or painted areas on the house.

2. Add bold numbers

A small change with a big pay off! Get creative and stand out.

3. Frame the entrance with lush containers

Adding pots to frame the entrace brings the eyes towards to front door. This also adds extra dimensions to the front of the house. Also, who doesn’t love a good pop of color?

4. Paint the front door, porch, shutters or trim

Not only does this show you care about your home but it will stand out from the other homes who haven’t done this yet. You might also be board and want to add a pop of color. While it is recommended to stay to a neutral palet when selling, bright door colors are in!

5. Update the front path

Get away from the basic cemente pathways and go for something to enhance the architecture of your home. Some ideas include a rustic flagstone, brick or modern poured concrete. If you’re not sure how to do this on your own, hire a professional landscaper!

6. The right finishing touches

This includes the mailbox, door hardware and lighting. You’ll want to ensure that they work together to underline your homes architectural style. When everything works together in harmony, it gives an oh so satisfying look. A look buyers can’t resist.

7. Revamp or replace the porch

Since this is the first thing visitors will see and you probably spend a good amount of time, you’ll want this location in top condition. If you have an older home, it might be time to replace it entirely since boards will start rotting. It’s always a good idea to hire a licensed contractor for this type of work so you can meet all codes.

8. Have a landscaping plan

There’s so much more to a good landscaping plan then running to the nearest store and picking up shrubs. A well designed plan considers lighting, wind and water runoff, the style of your home, the character of the neighbourhood, and your personal preferences. If you’re not ready to commit to a professional landscaper, getting a site plan may be just what you need. Getting a site plan will give you the ability to finish projects yourself and hire out work if needed.

9. Trim shrubs and trees

If you already have a landscaped yard, keeping your shrubs and trees maintained adds a clean and detailed look to the yard. When maintaining trees it’s ideal to remove any branches that would get in the way of walking under the tree without bending over.

10. Install new garage doors

This area is front and center for all guests to see. If your door is outdated, this will impact your homes curb appeal or lack thereof. If the weather where you live permits, try out one of the new trendy glass doors!