Spring is right around the corner, and along with it comes the long days and warm weather you need to tackle those outdoor projects. If you are amazed by surrounding homes but less than satisfied with your own home’s curb appeal, it’s time for a change. These five simple changes can boost your curb appeal, taking your home from drab to fab in no time.
Homeowners often take great measures to enhance the curb appeal of their homes while allowing their deck to wear and fade without attention. A worn, tired deck distracts the eye from a well-kept home or lawn. Deck revitalization is a great way to boost curb appeal and add interest to the exterior of your home. It also makes it easier to keep clean and can prevent damage from moisture.
Improve curb appeal with low-maintenance bushes, shrubs and perennials. Choosing plants that come back every spring limits the amount of time and effort required to maintain them and ensures your home will be accented by bright, fun colors every spring. There are many options available at your local home improvement store to create beautiful do-it-yourself flower beds with any budget.
Gutter Replacement or Maintenance
Like old, tired decks, gutters in poor repair can be an eyesore on a beautiful home. Even worse, having broken, bent or plugged gutters can cause damage to your home by failing to direct water away from the structure. Having clean, new gutters installed can enhance curb appeal and functionality with little investment. New gutter installation should be done by a professional contractor, but removal of debris can be done yourself at no cost.
By far the most inexpensive way to enhance curb appeal is to simply clean your yard and wash your driveway and sidewalks. Pick up any debris that may have gathered or blown in throughout the winter, find appropriate storage for toys and lawn care supplies, roll up and store hoses and sprinklers, and rake up leaves and twigs. Use an edger after mowing to create a clean, fresh look, and use a broom and/or pressure washer to clean dirt and gravel off of your driveway and sidewalk.
Last but certainly not least, one of the easiest and often most inexpensive ways to spruce up the exterior of your home is applying a coat of fresh paint. Bold contrast between the color of your home and the color of your trim or accents creates a fresh, clean, engaging look that demands attention and feels put-together.
Exterior painting can be a daunting task, especially for busy homeowners or those with physical limitations. For this reason, many homeowners choose to hire a contractor. The Painting Company of Atlanta is a great option with attractive current specials, including $200 off any job over $2, 000 and a free color consult on any job over $1, 500. While at your home, The Painting Company can also take care of your deck and gutters. Visit the website for more information or to schedule a consult today.