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Maximizing Your Home’s Curb Appeal: Tips and Tricks for a Stunning Exterior

Whether you want to have the best-looking house on the block or you’d like to increase the value of your home, you can achieve your goals by maximizing your curb appeal. There are many things you can do to bring out the best in your home. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create a stunning exterior that you and others will love.

Paint the Front Door

An easy way to make your house stand out is by painting your front door. It’s a low-cost way to brighten the outside of your home. While bold colors are best, make sure the one you choose goes well with the exterior colors of your home. By doing that, you’re sure to make a great first impression.

Improve Porch Seating and Decorate

Create a more welcoming space for your guest by adding seating and outdoor decorations to your porch. Depending on the amount of space you have, you can add something as small as a chair or as big as a couch. Wall decorations, planters and rugs also help to brighten things up. If you want a bigger porch and have the room to expand, you can hire a contractor such as Horizon Homes to renovate it for you.

Replace House Numbers, Mailbox and Fixtures

Rusty, old house numbers, broken light fixtures and worn-out mailboxes can be an eye soar that takes away from your curb appeal. To avoid this, replace these items with new ones that coordinate with each other and complement your home.

Power Wash Siding, Deck, and Driveway

A little cleaning goes a long way when it comes to improving the exterior of your home. You can rent or buy a power washer to clean off siding, decks and driveway areas. The results are amazing and will leave your home looking new.

Repair or Replace Gutters and Downspouts

Dirty, damaged, or sagging gutters can make your house look tacky. Worse than that, they can cause water damage to your foundation and possibly create a leak in your roof. To prevent this, remove dirt, leaves and other debris from gutters and downspouts regularly, so rainwater can flow away from your roof properly. Damaged and sagging gutters need to be replaced or repaired too.

Trim and Cut Hedges, Flowerbeds and the Lawn

Another way to maximize your home’s curb appeal is by performing regular maintenance in your yard. Trimming overgrown hedges and removing weeds from flower beds keeps your yard looking good. Cutting your lawn often will also help your home stand out and give the outside of your home a more manicured look.

Install Outdoor Lighting Along Pathways and Landscaping

Curb appeal doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down. With the help of outdoor lighting, at night, you can still show off the beautiful landscaping around your home. These lights can be installed inside of your plant beds or along a pathway leading up to your door. They may also help to increase the value of your home.

Start Working On Your Home’s Curb Appeal

By following these tips and tricks you can make exterior changes that you will love. If you’re also interested in outdoor renovations to further boost your home’s curb appeal, contact Horizon Renovations at (919) 542-4442 today and we can help you maximizing your home’s curb appeal!