Making your humble abode look delicious from the outside can have a truly amazing effect no matter what your reasons. If your home is your castle, then seeing it gleam from the driveway every time you get back from work can really cement that feeling of happiness. If you are looking to sell it, then creating a first impression that makes a potential buyer’s heart skip a beat will have them on your side from the first instant. It could even be the very thing that lets you raise the rates on Airbnb.
The benefits, the reasons, the pride; they are all side-effects of why you should keep reading because we have come up with a list of simple ways you can improve the curb appeal of your home. Beauty may start on the inside, but it works its way out too.
Front Door That Pops
This is the focal point of every home’s facade, which is why you should make a huge statement with yours. It could just be a lick of paint, something big and bold, that really makes your home pop, or it could be a new wooden door that gives it that bit of sophistication it was missing. The other thing you can do, of course, is simply upgrading the fixtures - the knocker, handle and letterbox - which can simply be done with a bit of polish and elbow grease.
Symmetry Makes Perfection
Another super simple way to improve a person’s first glance is to arrange your entrance so that it is symmetrical. It could be matching lantern-style sconces that frame your entrance or a pair of grandiose urns that have an array of gorgeous plants saluting the world. Whatever route you prefer to go down, simply flanking your door can add a tremendous amount of appeal.
Make It Sparkle
Chances are, you wash your car on a regular basis because it makes it shine and because it protects it too. Yet, when was the last time you home cleaned. Oh, yeah, house washing is a thing. Not only that but it is one of the most efficient ways to make it sing loud and proud. No more dirty windows, no more moss-covered walls, no more problem areas whatsoever. Simple as that.
One With Nature
Nothing makes a home’s exterior stand out quite as much as a dynamic garden filled with vibrant colors and an array of different plants. What’s more, you can get this look almost immediately by going down the container route. You can pop to your local gardening shop and buy your favorite flowers there and then, take them home and arrange them in any way you like. The best bit is, you can rearrange whenever you like, meaning you can keep changing up your home.
Spruce Up Your Windows
Yes, having sparkling clean windows that glisten in the light is one way to make your home stand proudly on your street, but there are other things you can do too. Going the full hog and getting new frames could get expensive, but adding window boxes made of steel or copper is a simple and effective upgrade you can make today. Another quick splash of beauty you can add is having shutters, giving your home a lovely French feeling that will surely stir a little bit of jealousy within all those that pass.