This fall ensure your outdoor home shows off the best of the season. Curb appeal is essential for a beautiful first impression of your outdoor home and can take minutes a day. From your walkways and lawn to your front door you will love how these curb appeal projects can be broken into smaller projects. If you want to show your love for fall, try these curb appeal tricks and see how your outdoor home comes alive.
Paint the front door
This is one of the best ways to enhance your home’s curb appeal. A new coat of paint cheers up your porch and refreshes your home. Choose a color that spells fall to complement the exterior. You can paint the door yellow, orange, red, or green. Clean the dirty spots around the knob and polish the door fixtures with metal polish.
Trim and plant
While gorgeous fall foliage can boost the appearance of your exterior, you shouldn’t neglect the landscaping. Prune trees and shrubs to increase their beauty and to prevent them from hiding the façade. If your exterior is devoid of plants, plant some. Tall shrubs frame and highlight interesting features and can conceal unpleasant items like garbage cans. Trees create focal points while flowers brighten up the space.
Tend to the lawn
A lawn often takes up a lot of space in the front yard. Its state determines how your house looks from the street. Rake, mow, edge, weed, and water your lawn regularly. Clean edges make people think the landscape is neat and well cared for. If needed, fertilize the lawn, de-thatch it, and aerate it to make it look stunning.
Install exterior lighting
Properly planned outdoor lighting adds safety, beauty, and interest to your home. You can mix path lighting with low-voltage landscape lighting for added appeal. Path lights inserted in the ground highlight appealing features and make the walkway easy to navigate. If you have trees, enhance them with accent lighting. If you can’t use lights with wiring, install solar fixtures.
Go easy on the holiday decorations
Minimal fall décor gives an exterior a fresh, inviting look. However, too much distracts people from the home itself. Keep your décor tasteful and limited to prevent your home from losing its curb appeal. If you are short on ideas, draw inspiration from popular home magazines. You’ll be able to beautify your exterior with holiday décor that enhances it.
Focus on the details
As they say “The devil’s in the details.” Small changes can make a big impact. Your house numbers, mailbox, potted plants, front light, and entry door lockset all provide a great opportunity to add style and elegance. If they are dingy and outdated, your home may not be conveying the style you think it is. These items add a lot of appeal when they function jointly. Choose brushed nickel ones for a contemporary home and bronze ones for a traditional home.
Fall is the perfect time to relax and let nature embellish your outdoor home. However, you shouldn’t let mother nature do all the work, chip in. Use these tips to create a home you can be proud of. Don’t forget curb appeal is beautiful to relax and look back at your beautiful home but it also helps if you’re looking to sell your home soon!
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