Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal This Spring
Spring has arrived in Orange County and it’s the perfect time to take on a project to increase your home’s curb appeal. As the weather gets warmer, you can spend time developing the outside of your home. After all, it’s the first thing that buyers will see if you decide to sell your home. The great thing about curb appeal is that it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg, yet it provides a tremendous facelift for your home. Here are some things you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home this spring.
5 Ways to Increase Your Home's Curb Appeal
Update Light Fixtures
Increasing your curb appeal is all about the little things. Something as small as updating the lighting fixtures on the outside of your home can make a big difference. It wouldn’t be surprising if your home had the original fixtures that were installed at the time of construction. Removing those fixtures and updating them with fixtures that match your home better can instantly brighten your front door or garage area, adding curb appeal to your home.
There are a couple ways you can go about updating the shutters on your home. The first thing you can do is replace the shutters altogether. You can get more modern shutters or barn door shutters if those fit the look you’re going for. Replacing the shutters is the easiest way to update your shutters. But if you want to put a little more TLC into the outside of your home, you can paint the shutters you have currently a different color to change up the look and bring the exterior of your home a pop of color.
Beautify the Front Door Area
The front door area is the gateway to your home. When you’re trying to add curb appeal to your home, beautifying this area is one of the best ways to accomplish this. Firstly, if you want to be brave, you can paint your front door a bright hue that really pops against the current coloring. This is a bold move for the spring, and one that instantly increases your curb appeal. But there are other subtler ways to go about changing the feel of your front door area.
· Update the address numbers – This simple upgrade can make a world of difference. Choose a different numbering style or add a live number plant box that allows you to bring life to the front of your home.
· Add potted plants – Simply adding potted plants to this part of your home can add curb appeal to your front door. Try staggering pots of different heights to add depth.
· Get a new doormat – Get rid of your old doormat and add a new one that makes your front door that much more welcoming.
Plant a Tree or Lush Plants
If you have the space and you don’t have any vital plumbing lines running through the area, planting a tree is one of the most common ways to add curb appeal to your home. If you can plant two trees to frame your home or entryway, that’s even better. Consider how big the tree or trees will get and how they could affect your home when planting them. However, if you don’t want to go that route, you can always just plant some lush greenery and plants to add to the curb appeal of your home to fill in areas of your landscaping that look empty or baron.
Install Flower Boxes
This tip is for those ambitious homeowners with a green thumb. Flower boxes require you to maintain them, so if you don’t have an affinity for gardening, this tip is better left alone. Adding flower boxes to your porch railings or under your windows adds beautiful color to your homes exterior. Choose flowers that will bring a nice contrast with your home, and that will flourish in your yard. If your yard gets a lot of sun, you will want to get flowers that do well in direct sunlight. Conversely, if your yard is relatively shady, you would want to select flowers that thrive in indirect sunlight.
Selling your Orange County Home
Increasing your homes curb appeal is a great step towards selling your home. The exterior of your home is the first thing that potential buyers see. If you want to start taking steps towards selling your home this spring, Rosemary Hieber can help you. Rosemary is one of the most experienced agents working in Orange County, and can help you get top dollar for your home, should you choose to sell. We’re still in the best time of year to sell a home. Should you decide you’re ready, contact me to start the listing process.
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