With the weather warming up and the flowers starting to bloom, spring is the perfect time to give your home a facelift and increase its curb appeal. After all, spring is a time of renewal. Look, there’s a chance you might’ve slacked off on some of those New Years habits and plans and what-not, some of which may’ve been home improvement related. Getting back now, in the spring, is totally in spirit of the season. Just think as the winter months as a trial period.
Sorry, let’s get back on topic: curb appeal. Taking the time invest in your home’s curb appeal will not only makes your home more attractive but also it will also add value to your property. Not to mention be the envy of the neighborhood. So, whether it’s too improve your home’s value, stoke a bit of petty neighborly competition, or you’re a true romantic who just loves the aesthetic of it all, here’s our tips for crafting the best springtime curb appeal.
Spruce up your front yard
Your front yard is the first thing people see when they come to your home. So, it’s essential to keep it looking neat and tidy. Start this spring by mowing the lawn, pulling out weeds, and trimming overgrown shrubs and trees. Also, consider adding some vibrant color to your front yard with potted flowers or starting a garden bed. Choose bright and bold colors that will stand out and complement your home’s exterior. You can also add some mulch around your trees and flower beds to give your yard a polished look. After a long winter, they’ll be quite thankful for it.
Looking for the best ways to keep your garden healthy and sustainable? Check out our tips for going green with the garden.
Give your home's exterior a fresh coat of paint
Over time, the sun, wind, and rain can take a toll on your home’s paint, leaving it looking faded and worn. A fresh coat of paint can bring your home back to life and give it a modern and updated look. When selecting a color for your home’s exterior, consider the style and architecture of your home, as well as the surrounding environment. You want to choose a color that complements your home’s design and blends in with the neighborhood. It’s also important to choose high-quality paint that will stand up to the elements and last for years to come.
If you’re not comfortable painting your home’s exterior yourself, consider hiring a professional painter. They have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to get the job done right the first time. Plus, they can help you choose the right colors and finishes for your home’s exterior.
Make Your Home A-door-able
Your front door is the gateway to your home and sets the tone for what’s inside. A well-designed and updated front door can make a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal. Upgrading your front door is an excellent way to add value and make a lasting impression.
When choosing a new front door, consider the style of your home, the surrounding environment, as well the level of security you may need. There are also a vast amount of material to choose from: wood, fiberglass, and steel, to name a few. Also, consider adding new hardware, such as a doorknob, lockset, or knocker. These small details can make a big difference in your home’s overall appearance and create a more welcoming entrance.
Upgrading your front door can also have practical benefits, such as improving energy efficiency and increasing security. Look for doors that are Energy Star certified or have high-performance glass to help reduce your energy bills. You can also install a smart lock or a doorbell camera to improve the security of your home.
Also, color is important. Vibrancy can communicate energy. A pop of red against a white-walled home is sure to create some good attention. Or perhaps something more subdued? Softer, pastel colors are great for springtime curb appeal. Stuck? Try this guide on color theory to help decide what’s best for you and your home.
Light It Up (Your Yard, That Is)
Outdoor lighting not only enhances the beauty of your home’s exterior but also improves its security. Installing outdoor lighting can highlight your home’s architectural features and landscaping, making it more visible at night. You can install lighting fixtures on your front porch, along your walkway, or in your backyard.
Choose fixtures that complement your home’s style and provide the right amount of light.