Exterior upgrades can go a long way in shaping your home’s character and your reputation as a homeowner, whether you are looking to sell, impress your guests, or inspire neighborhood pride. Along with proper yard maintenance, a variety of easy upgrades will instantly boost your home’s curb appeal.
Every visitor sees your front door, so paint it a bold color that complements the exterior of your home. Add a non-seasonal front door wreath, a cheerful doormat, a classic door knocker, or wall mount mailbox for decorative charm. All of these options are relatively inexpensive and will revive your home’s exterior where it matters most.
Install new, stylish light fixtures or clean your old ones of dirt and cobwebs to make the entryway more inviting. You can also add solar lights (no wiring required) for your walkway and landscape or stringed lights for the porch.
It doesn’t have to be drastic, but a little spruce of color and greenery can bring natural beauty to your home and hide the ugly:
- Plant some bushes to cover your home’s foundation.
- Add window boxes with flowers.
- Place planters on your porch.
- Install a flower bed to hide your AC unit.
Cleaning isn’t just for the inside of your home. Clear debris and scrub grime off your gutters. If your gutters are sagging from the weight of snow and ice this past winter, refasten them. Spread a fresh layer of mulch in your gardens. Powerwash your siding, porch, walkway, and driveway. You can easily rent a powerwasher from your local home improvement store. Clean your windows inside and out for added sparkle.
Keep up with basic lawn care. The University of Minnesota Extention recommends grass be maintained at a height of three inches. In the Midwest, that means mowing about once a week. Make sure to weed, rake, water, and pick up pet waste and trash from your yard regularly. After garbage collection each week, store your trash and recycling containers on the side of the house or in the garage so they aren’t visible from the road.
In real estate, finishing touches make all the difference. Iverson Homes offers exterior renovations so you can spruce up your curb appeal and maximize your outdoor space. We also provide stucco remediation for homeowners facing structural damage or stucco defects. If you are looking to sell, consult with our real estate professionals for help putting your home on the market. Contact us today to learn more.