Ideas for Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal
What exactly is “curb appeal?” Curb appeal means that when someone drives past your home or parks in front of it, there is an instant charm, wonder, and excitement about that home. Curb appeal not only allows you to take pride in your home but can also add value to your property. Dedicating a little money and time to updating the exterior of your home is always worth it, especially when you work with the right contractor. You will not only make your home a more desirable place for sale but also give yourself a more relaxing place to come home to at the end of a hard day. Check out these home improvement ideas to boost your curb appeal!
Maximize the Porch
Porches are a lovely place to sip a cup of coffee, read a book, or chat with a friend, all while soaking in nature. With that said, many porches are neglected spaces! Take advantage of this great feature this spring and update or expand your porch. A large wrap-around porch gives a grand feeling to the entrance of your home and can give the appearance of a more extensive home square footage without adding actual walls and rooms.
Fix the Fencing
Everyone loves to see a white-picket-fence around a perfectly manicured front yard. If you have old rotted wood or a rusty chain-link fence, consider replacing it with new wood and freshly painted picket fencing. Even if the chain-link is useable, have your contractor place the picket on the outside for curb appeal.
Replace the Siding
Old chipped siding can make for an eyesore across your entire home’s surface. With modern siding options, there are varying designs and textures that range from ultra-modern to rustic and traditional. New siding is an investment that will completely transform your home!
Create a Welcoming Entryway
There are several easy ways to create a welcoming entryway to your home that can increase curb appeal. Adding potted plants in lovely pottery can add color and style to the entry. Also, updated lighting and appropriate wreaths for the season add warmth and a cozy rustic feeling. Finally, you can decide on a new paint color and texture for the door that is welcoming, even from the street!
Trim & Prune the Landscape
Unsightly bushes and trees that are overgrown with broken or bent branches are not ideal for curb appeal. Also, if you do not keep your shrubs and bushes trimmed, it can damage them and keep them looking rough for seasons to come. Get in the habit of keeping your shrubs and trees trimmed and pruned. This will give clean angles and lines to the entry and walkway of your home, making it seem more inviting.
Build An Outdoor Kitchen
Imagine inviting friends over, and they can see and smell the delicious food that you are barbequing before they even get out of their car. An outdoor kitchen gives the kind of curb appeal that makes people think of relaxation and luxury. The upgrade can be worth it if you find the right professional contractor that can help you to make your dream become a reality.
Upgrading your home can mean the difference between making a sale or not. It can also make the difference between you simply living in your home, or loving your home! If you’re ready to start planning your new home improvement project in the Concord, MA area, call Driscoll Contracting today. 781-405-5584