Fall is the ideal time to improve your house’s curb appeal before winter sets in – especially if you’re in the market to sell your home and move into a new place. This is because, as winter sets in, you won’t be able to tackle the challenges the outside of your home. Plus, as the temperatures dip, finding the energy to redecorate and update can become more tiresome. Therefore, your home’s curb appeal doesn’t leave much to be desired, or it leaves an underwhelming first impression. You need to make a change – inside and out. Here’s how to improve your home’s curb appeal this fall.
Repaint the Outside
Your home’s exterior is the focal point of your house. Before people step inside, you need to wow them, otherwise, it could greatly diminish your chance of making a sale. Improving your home’s exterior doesn’t have to be tiresome or too time-consuming, and there are many simple fixes. For example, repaint the front door and window frames.
Bigger jobs that are well-worth the effort include repainting the whole outside of your home. Of course, this can be a large job, and one you don’t have time to complete. Therefore, hire a professional to paint your home’s exterior for you. Head to athdecorating.co.uk for more information.
Revitalize the Garden
If you’re blessed with a front yard, then make sure you tend to it. Neglecting it will only leave a bad impression, and having a blooming and colorful garden can be a great selling point. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, then simply de-weeding the front yard and digging out and replacing old plants for bright, new ones can make a world of difference. Make sure you plant flowers that are in season, so you can make use of their beauty. You should also plant flowers that’ll bloom in winter.
Light Up Your House
You don’t want your home to be poorly lit. Instead, you want to create an atmosphere that packs a punch, and makes an impact to those who are viewing your home. Low-voltage landscape lighting is an ideal way to softly light up your home, and placing small light fixtures by the side of a walkways and create a magical experience, as well as provide safety. For a more environmental approach, ensure you use solar-powered light fixtures – another selling point!
Focus on Your Mailbox
The power of a mailbox is mighty, but it’s also easily forgotten and overlooked. You want your mailbox to be an extension of your home’s (and your own) personality, so when picking out a mailbox, make sure it complements your home’s trimmings. For example, if your front door and letter box have copper or brass accents, then a copper or brass mailbox will balance your home perfectly.
Add Shutters and Window Boxes
If your home is rustic and suburban in character, then adding shutters and window boxes can add a layer of beauty and color to your house’s front. There are many DIY window box instructions out there, and installing them will be well-worth the effort.