The curb appeal of your home isn’t something you only think about when you’re trying to sell the property. Curb appeal always matters for one reason or another, and you don’t have to devote your life to your yard for it to be good.
Add some equity to your home, and turn the heads of your passing neighbors with a few simple improvements to the surrounding areas of your home. Here are a few tips to boost your home’s curb appeal without spending a fortune on supplies/services.
Set up an outdoor living space
Adding a cozy outdoor living space to your property will not only turn heads, it will add equity to your home’s value. Set up an outdoor fireplace to keep warm during the chilly fall nights, and start making memories with your friends and family.
Purchase quality outdoor furniture to set around your centerpiece, and create an outdoor space that will last for years into the future. You’ll thank yourself for the respite space, and your home will be better off.
Tend regularly to the lawn
The way you present your lawn is a foundational aspect of a property’s curb appeal. You can’t really present an appealing sight to passing viewers of your home if the yard is overgrown and filled with weeds.
Invest in a quality mower or pay a lawn service to keep the lawn looking sharp. You don’t want to spend all of your time on this one factor, so don’t hesitate to pay the neighborhood kids to do the manual labor.
Plant a few trees around the property
Planting trees around your house will boost your home’s curb appeal, while creating a more energy efficient property. Trees provide valuable shade from the heat of the sun. You could save money by simply allowing that tree in your yard to be a tree.
Go ahead and spend the efforts to keep the trees in your yard well groomed and maintained. Otherwise, you’ve got a great addition and a helpful energy saver growing on your property.
Maintain gutters and siding
The gutters and siding on your home serve a valuable purpose beyond aesthetics. Your gutters drain rainwater away from the foundation of your home, preserving its stability and integrity. The siding on your home protects what’s underneath from mold, mildew, and unnecessary weathering as the years pass.
Add some color to your yard
Adding color to the yard makes it much more visually appealing to passersby. Perennial flowers are the best way to add a pop of hues to your yard’s aesthetic. If you care for the soil and the plants properly, they will continue to return year after year.