7 Ways to Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

 

 

#1) Paint the Front Door

 

Adding a fresh coat of paint to the front door is a simple and inexpensive way to enhance your home’s appearance. Constant exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays will eventually cause your front door to fade. This isn’t something that happens overnight, but rather years of exposure. Thankfully, you can revitalize your front door and restore it back to its original color by adding a fresh coat of paint.

 

#2) Maintain Appropriate Grass Height

 

Keeping your grass mowed is essential for creating an attractive curb appeal. So, what’s the appropriate height for your grass? It really depends on the variety of grass. Buffalo grass, for instance, looks best when mowed at 2-3”, while Bermuda grass should be mowed to 1-1.5”. A good rule of thumb, however, is to never mow more than 1/3 of the height of your grass when mowing.

 

#3) Edge the Driveway and Sidewalk

 

Another simple way to improve your home’s curb appeal is to edge the driveway and sidewalk. When grass begins to encroach on these areas, it’s creates the impression of an unkempt yard.

 

#4) Remove the Weeds

 

Go around your yard and either pull or kill any weeds that you come across. This can be done using a weed extractor, or some type of weed-killing solution. A safe, non-toxic weed-killer is vinegar. Simply fill a spray bottle with filtered white vinegar and use it to soak weeds. The highly acidic content of vinegar will eat through the weeds, killing it and any other unwanted plant growth.

 

#5) Update Your Patio Furniture

 

Are you still using cheap plastic furniture on your patio? Upgrading to premium outdoor furniture like Adirondack and cedar lounge chairs will enhance your home’s curb appeal while offering greater comfort in the process.

 

#6) Pressure Wash the Siding

 

Pressure washing your home’s siding can make it look years younger, removing stubborn mold, dirt, mud and debris. A high-PSI pressure washer will make quick work of even the dirtiest siding. And once you are finished pressure washing the siding, you can hose down the driveway and sidewalk as well. If you don’t own a pressure washer – and many homeowners do not – you can often rent them by the hour or day from home improvement stores like Home Depot and Lowe’s.

 

#7) Clean the Windows

 

Last but not least, cleaning your windows will improve your home’s curb appeal. Using an ammonia-based glass cleaner, go around your home and clean all exposed windows, from both the inside and outside.

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