Curb Appeal: 10 Ways to Give Your Home a Facelift
Add Curb Appeal With These Home Maintenance Services
Your home’s curb appeal refers to its attractiveness when viewed from the outside. Most homeowners take pride in their property and want to maximize their home’s curb appeal simply for the sake of it, but curb appeal also factors into a resale equation. Simply put, a stronger curb appeal will increase your home’s value and its likelihood of attracting potential buyers. Whatever your reason may be for enhancing your home’s outward appearance, here are 10 powerful ways to give your home a facelift.
1. Pressure Wash the Exterior
One of the simplest ways to freshen up your home is by thoroughly cleaning its face. If you have access to a pressure washer and know how to operate it properly, this method is effective and fast when compared to manual techniques, blasting away dust, dirt, debris, mold, mildew, and more. Many homeowners will hire pressure washing services to ensure the job gets done safely and efficiently.
2. Do Some Landscaping
Just as clothing makes a difference in our appearance, your lawn, garden, shrubbery, and other green features (if applicable) contribute to your home’s curb appeal as well. One way to show off your home’s beauty is to perform some landscaping; trim your trees and bushes, cut the grass, tend to your garden, run sprinklers, etc. The better your lawn looks, the better your home will look.
3. Make Repairs Both Big and Small
Any home exterior is bound to undergo environmental wear and tear over time. While much of this damage will be minor and unseen by those at a distance, some might stand out. Water damage, rot, peeling paint, etc., can become major eyesores after a while. Even making small repairs like filling holes and cracks can add up and enhance your home’s curb appeal. The bottom line is this: keep an eye on your home’s integrity and fix problems before they get worse.
4. Paint Your Entire House Exterior
Perhaps the most obvious way to give your home a facelift is to repaint the whole thing. Exterior home painting is no small task, of course, so you must be prepared to deal with the time, effort, and expenses that come with it. Still, you might consider going this route if your home’s exterior paint job is more than 7 years old and/or you want to change up its color.
5. Repaint Your Door
If a total exterior paint job isn’t necessary or practical, even a smaller project can go a long way, such as repainting your front door. Your home’s front door is a large central feature and naturally draws the eye towards it, so updating its appearance with a new coat (and perhaps a new color) can make a major difference to your home’s overall aesthetic.
6. Don’t Neglect Your Garage
On that note of touching up your doors, if you have a garage, consider painting its doors as well. These doors take up a large portion of your home’s exterior real estate, so maintaining and painting them is key to keeping up your curb appeal.
7. Touch Up Your Trim
Your home’s trim provides the perfect canvas to add some contrast to its outward appearance. If your home’s siding is light-colored (say off-white, beige, etc.), then applying a darker exterior house paint to your trim can really make your home pop, adding depth and intrigue.
8. Paint or Stain Your Deck, Patio, Porch
Make sure you’re thinking about your porch, patio, and/or deck as well. Wooden decks should receive a new coat of deck stain or paint every 2-3 years to protect the underlying surface and maintain its appearance.
9. Update Your Lighting
Your home should look great not only in the daylight but also at night. By optimizing your exterior lighting, you can accentuate your home’s features when the sun isn’t out. At the very least, make sure your lightbulbs are working properly and emitting the same colors and levels.
10. Don’t Be Afraid to Decorate
While interior decorating has dominated the mindshare of home improvement, some exterior decorating doesn’t hurt, either. If you’re not sure where to begin, though, consult with an expert to generate some ideas. They might recommend introducing some plant lift on your porch, investing in new exterior furniture, hanging a wreath on your front door, etc.
Time for an Exterior Makeover?
There is no single way to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Facilitating a facelift for your property may take several years of incremental improvements. If and when you’re ready to get started, though, Nash Painting is happy to play a part. In addition to our residential exterior painting services, we offer pressure washing, deck staining, repair services, and more to help your property look its best for a long time.
To learn more about Nash Painting, our services, and our values, call us at 615-829-6858 today!