Whether you’re looking to sell your house or not, it’s always important to maintain the curb appeal of your home. Not only does it boost the value of your home, but it creates a welcome, inviting environment for anyone who might be visiting. Unfortunately, many curb appeal projects can be expensive and time-consuming. However, here are some inexpensive ideas for boosting the external look of your home!
- Mulch and landscaping. If you’re already happy with the look of the landscaping at your home, a fresh layer of mulch can make everything look clean and new. Aim to go with a dark, hardwood mulch as it will look the most professional and will maintain its color for the longest period of time. Alternatively, if you don’t love the look of your current landscaping, consider some pulling out any existing foliage and replace it with inexpensive landscaping plants like boxwoods or hastas!
- Paint trim and gutters. Repainting an entire home can be an expensive endeavour. However, a few gallons of exterior paint will allow you to freshen up the trim and gutters at your home. Because we spend less time looking at the outside of the house and more time focused on the interior, it’s easy to ignore the trim of your home or porch, but a fresh coat of paint will help make them pop and make your home overall appear cleaner and neater.
- Trim trees. If you have trees in your yard or around your home, consider hiring a tree service company to come to your home and professionally trim them. Not only can a professional trim job help extend the life of the tree itself, but it can also eliminate eyesores like dead branches or limbs. If you have small trees, you can do some trimming yourself using a chainsaw or pair of limb loppers. Just remember, safety first!
- Give your grass some TLC. Most homeowners are diligent about mowing their lawn once a week or so, but few take the time to really give their grass everything it needs. Each lawn has different needs, so stop by a local hardware store and ask an expert in their garden center what will be best for your lawn. Some lawns may need weed treatments, others may need reseeded while still others may simply need aerated and fed. A garden center expert should be able to point you in the right direction and show you the tools or materials you will need to get your yard looking green and fresh. If you don’t want to dedicate the time yourself, you could also hire a lawncare service that will take care of your grass automatically on a weekly or monthly basis!
Boosting the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to be an expensive process and, with the low cost of these suggestions, you’re sure to make your money back if you ever choose to sell your home!