Get That ‘Curb Appeal’ For Your Home with These Innovative and Inexpensive Techniques
If you’re planning to sell your house or thinking about going ahead with home improvements, you might want to take a look at the curb of your house. Check the following tips shared by our home improvement experts to make that curb appear more appealing, without adding much expense to your pocket.
Nothing says ‘welcome’ better than flowers
Add color and fragrance to get your curb looking fresh and welcoming all the time. Planting flowers in the exterior or lining a few of those container plants along your walkway will give your house a picture-perfect appearance. You can also hang planted pots on the ceiling of your porch and place a few of them by the front door.
Give a chance to mulch
Mulch, especially the organic one, can also make the outside of your Southern California home appear lively and fresh. Organic mulch uses colors from vegetable dyes. Colored mulch, such as red cedar bark, can amplify the aesthetics of your curb and walkway. Also, it’s one of the least expensive ways of jazzing up your yard.
Let there be light
How about adding low voltage lighting to your curb? If you have flowers or mulch laid on the exterior, a little bit of landscape lighting will make the place appear exotic. Plus, having lights on the outside in the evenings provides the feel of being in a safe and secured environment. If you intend to sell your house, making it look bright during the dark hours can help a lot. Potential buyers might just drive by, wanting to check how safe your place looks in the late evenings.
Let the fence shine
We often see houses in Southern California with stained and paint-chipped fences, which make the place look centuries-old. Don’t let your fence leave that sort of impression about your lovely house. Coating the fence with a semitransparent stain will not only even out signs of stains and discoloration, but it will also use the same stains to provide a refreshing glow to your home’s fence.
So don’t let expenses come in the way of making your house look beautiful even from the outside. These innovative and cheaper techniques can do a great job.