This summer, it’s time to finally get to that project you’ve been putting off. To help you out, we’ve come up with a ways to add curb appeal and make all your neighbors jealous.
A Perfect Porch
A well-designed porch can act like an outdoor living room, and serve as a place for friends and neighbors to gather. Imagine yourself relaxing with a cup of coffee on your cozy wooden porch swing enjoying a sunny morning. Sounds pretty good, right?
Rock a Rocking Chair
Nothing says down home charm like a pair of rocking chairs on the front porch. It’s a simple way to add some homeiness to your exterior design, and get a new perspective on your own property. Plus, it’s the perfect place to have a cold glass of iced tea on these hot summer days.
Work with Wood
Detailing doesn’t have to be limited to paint. Let’s say bold colors aren’t your thing, but you still want to your home to stand out compared to the houses next door. A great alternative to accent colors are accent materials. Tip from the pros: wood works fantastically as an exterior accent. Just try to match the color tone to that of your home. For instance, lighter woods like cedar compliment lighter paint colors like white, while darker woods compliment darker colors.
Give Your Lawn Some Love
Keeping your lawn looking nice might seem like an obvious first step, but we couldn’t not mention it – it’s just that important. After all, you want to be noticed for the right reasons, not because you’re the neighborhood slob.
Lighten Things Up
Let’s say your home is especially unique, or you have a perfectly manicured lawn. If you don’t have any landscape lighting set up, those features lose their curb appeal the minute the sun goes down. Add in some lights and let your style show, even when it’s dark out.
Just like the weather, the housing market has started to heat up again, and homebuyers are looking. First impressions matter, so make sure you’re making a good one.