Increase your home's curb appeal


If your home's curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone - including potential homebuyers - will want to see what's inside. Check out these simple, low-cost improvements that you can do.

Dress up the Front Door - Your home's front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a blast of colour with paint or by installing a custom wood door.  

Replace Old Hardware - House numbers, the entry door lockset, a wall-mounted mailbox, and an overhead light fixture are all elements that can add style and interest to your home's exterior.

Install Outdoor Lighting - Low voltage landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path.

Create an Instant Garden - Container gardens add a welcoming feel and colourful appeal to any home exterior quickly and affordably. You can buy ready-made containers from garden centers or create your own with your favourite plants.

Planter Beds - Add contrast and colour to your home exterior with a new planting bed. When creating a new bed, choose features that will frame your home rather than obscure it. 

Add Arbors, Fence Panels, Outdoor Art - Arbors, garden gates, and short sections of decorative fence panels will enhance your garden and the value of your home. Birdbaths, metal cutouts, sculptures, and wind chimes are good choices for outdoor art. 

Shutters, Paint, Siding and Trim - An exterior facelift (new paint, siding, shutters, or trim details) automatically transforms the look of a home. Periodic maintenance of that exterior surface is the surest way to keep your house looking its best.

Tile Your Doorstep - Create a permanent welcome mat by tiling your doorstep. 

Dress Up the Driveway - If your driveway is cracked or stained or has vegetation sprouting from it, you may want to replace it.

Build a Walkway - Well-designed walkways make your home feel warm and inviting. For a dramatic improvement to a straight concrete path, replace it with a contoured one made of stone or brick. For a less radical upgrade, apply a colored concrete resurfacer to the old walkway, then edge with brick or stone borders. Brick pavers offer traditional, classic beauty to the landscape of any home.

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