Having a house that stands out means making its street-facing exterior very appealing to highlight the most important features. Such attention to detail helps a home dazzle the neighborhood and increases its curbside appeal. Great curb appeal helps improve a home’s resale value. That, in turn, provides more financial security (i.e., a hedge against inflation) during these times.
Below we will focus on a few aspects of home improvement that can turn a home into the neighborhood star .
Beautiful Front Doors
As mentioned above, the front of your house is the only part of your home that everyone (guests, buyers, neighbors) sees. And, every front exterior has a front door.
A great front door can offer function and style, and a nice one makes a statement about the rest of the home. Getting a front door with a design and material that complements your home's architecture can serve as the best portal from the outside to the indoors.
As important as the front door is what is next to it. If it's house numbers, make sure they are well-maintained and complement the front door and the rest of the home. Better yet, include stylish address planters like those from Modern Aspects to bring style and a splash of green to the home’s front exterior.
Make the neighbors green with envy. Touches of luscious green around the home evoke pleasant feelings, and that is why a well-maintained front yard will make your home stand out. Since most homeowners stop at typical maintenance, a well-manicured front lawn with an emphasis on landscaping always shines. As an added measure, opt for an eye-catching yard sign.
An upgraded mailbox probably did not cross your mind, but it makes a difference. If you are lucky enough to have a house mailbox, do not miss the opportunity to use it as a way to make your home pop, especially in contrast to neighboring mailboxes which could be fading.
Mailboxes can be traditional or come in a variety of styles and options, including wall-mounted or post-mounted. Some wall-mounted mailboxes, especially those with planters, are perfect complements for a front door. Modernizing your home's mailbox will be an investment that pays.
New Garage Doors
A new garage door will certainly improve the look of your home. Generally, garage doors are typical and basic. That said, an upgraded garage will help enhance your home's appeal.
Many garage options exist and range in price. However, if you are not ready for such an investment, choose one (or all) of the more economical options provided earlier.
Fewer purchases stay in our lives longer than a house, and helping it look its best makes a home stand out. Furthermore, the appearance of a home says a lot about its owners. By incorporating the above tips (plus maintaining well-kept windows and an existing porch), you can look good and make your home the envy of the block.