It's no secret that first impressions matter. Your home's curb appeal plays a big role in attracting potential buyers. It can also quietly speak volumes about the TLC given to your home inside and out.
Whether you plan to sell your house soon or just want to maximize your own enjoyment, we've compiled a few tips to boost your home's curb appeal.
6 Solutions for Your Home's Curb Appeal
1. Refresh Dull House Paint and Door Finish
It’s estimated that a fresh coat of paint can enhance the value of a home by as much as 5%. So, if your home doesn’t look as good as it could, paint is a great place to start.
Pressure washing can also do wonders for removing built-up grime from siding!
Give your front door a makeover with an eye-catching color, new hardware, and a welcome mat.
2. Maintain Landscaping and Lighting
You don't have to be a lawncare expert to have a tidy yard and functioning lightbulbs! Overgrowth can make your home look neglected and it's also unsafe. Tall grass and out-of-control bushes can provide nests for pests and dark hiding spots for home invaders.
And even a "numb thumb" can grow these Kansas City area favorite plants:
Coneflowers (attractive - even out of season)
Cosmos (easy, pretty annuals)
Easy Does It Roses (colorful and carefree)
Grey Owl Juniper (bright, silvery-gray, small evergreen)
Marigolds (small blooms good for containers and along paths)
Perennial Hibiscus (hearty and bushy with large blooms)
Rudbeckia (perennial, drought tolerant daisies)
Zinnias (long-blooming and sturdy)
3. Fix Damaged Cement in Driveway, Sidewalk, and Stairs
Cement is bound to crack over time, especially with KC temps going up and down like a World's of Fun rollercoaster! If your small fissures have become gaping holes or trip hazards, it's time to fix to those cracks or replace damaged surfaces altogether.
4. Repair or Replace Dysfunctional Gutters
While they're generally out of mind unless they're visibly clogged or barely hanging on, gutters play a significant role in keeping our homes safe from water damage.
Over time, gutters take a beating from critters, falling branches, heavy snow, and the Midwest's gusty wind. Clogged gutters can cause water to pool, leading to rot, mold, and potential roof and wall damage.
Trust us; you really don't want to deal with water damage in or around your home. That's a lot of money, time, and stress that you can do without!
5. Turn a Cluttered Porch into an Inviting Space
Are you using your porch as additional storage space? Swap those bags and bins for potted plants, a rug and comfy seating to make your home look warm and welcoming.
6. Invest in Replacement Windows and Doors
Windows and doors do so much for you and your home. They're responsible for security, keeping you comfortable, minimizing outside noise and air pollution, and for preserving the value and aesthetic of your home. And they need to be in excellent condition to do all that.
If your windows are leaky and fogged, or your front door is sticking and drafty, it's time for a replacement.
The ever-popular Marvin Essential Windows are paintable, high-performance windows made from virtually maintenance-free fiberglass. ProVia Endure is a top-selling vinyl window and a great choice too!
One of our favorite door recommendations is the ProVia Signet Fiberglass Entry Door. These doors provide a real-wood look without the risk of warping. They’re made of low-maintenance fiberglass, designed to provide maximum strength and can be customized to fit any home style.
Replacing your old windows and doors are a big step in improving your curb appeal, energy-efficiency and increasing the value of your home.
Start Improving Your Home’s Curb Appeal, Comfort & Value
Now that we've taken a look at some of the ways you can improve your curb appeal, it's time to get out there and start making some changes. Remember, even small changes can have a significant impact. So, don't be afraid to experiment until you find what works best for you and your home.
If you're interested in installing new windows or doors, Windura is the go-to partner you can trust to install them correctly the first time! Windura has been in business for over 20 years and uses only high-quality and dependable brands we trust for our own homes.
Schedule your free in-home consultation today to get started!