Landscaping, Other Tasks Can Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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Your home’s curb appeal is important. Having a home that looks nice from the outside gives a good impression to people in the neighborhood and also can make you feel better about your home. Good curb appeal is especially important if you are trying to sell your home, because a home that looks good on the outside and is likely to draw more potential buyers and sell faster. There are a number of things you can do to improve your curb appeal.

Painting your house can go a long way toward making it look better. You don’t necessarily have to completely repaint your home; just doing some touch-up such as painting the trim can make things look better. While you can do touch-up jobs yourself, it’s a good idea to hire professional painters if you are repainting the whole house. Not only are they likely to do a better job, but trying to paint your home on your own can be a safety hazard.

Making small fixes to the outside of your home is another way to increase your curb appeal. Fixing broken windows, replacing broken gutters and downspouts and repairing broken concrete are just a few of the small improvements you can make that will cause a big improvement in your curb appeal.

One of the best ways to improve the exterior look of your home is to pay attention to your landscaping. You may not think landscaping is that important to potential home buyers but the statistics say otherwise. Studies have shown that adding or improving landscaping can increase your home’s value by 12% to 14%. An improvement to your landscape also can decrease the time your home sits on the market by as much as six weeks. There are a number of things you can do to improve your landscaping and in turn boost your home’s curb appeal. Lawn care should be first and foremost on your mind. Things as simple as keeping your grass mowed and your trees and shrubs trimmed can do wonders. Lawn maintenance tasks also should approve reseeding or resodding areas of your lawn that are bare. Additional lawn care tasks can include adding fertilizer, clearing leaves and other debris on your lawn and replacing mulch or rocks that are in poor shape.

Simply cleaning up the exterior of your home also can help improve curb appeal. Power washing your home’s exterior, your deck and sidewalks and the driveway can make your home look newer. Making sure trash is picked up also is important.

There are a number of ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, and doing any or all of them will make your home look better and help attract buyers if you are trying to sell it.


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