Your home’s curb appeal is an important aspect of homeownership. Not only does it make your property more appealing to guests and potential buyers, but it can also increase your home value. There are many ways you can spruce up your home’s exterior this summer and make your house a place you are proud to call your own.
Here are four ways to spruce up your home’s exterior this summer.
1. Update Exterior Light Fixtures
Are the light fixtures around your home old and outdated? It may be time to replace them. Updating the light fixtures will not only immediately update your home’s exterior but it can also provide more light outdoors and improve the security around your property. Plus, there are dozens of options for these light fixtures and you can find a product that best compliments your home’s design and that is easy to install.
2. Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint
You don’t have to paint the entire exterior of your property to enhance your home’s curb appeal. By simply painting those areas that could use a little TLC, it will make a significant difference. For example, look at the trim around your property such as by your doors and windows. You may also consider painting shutters, railings, window boxes, etc. Remember to take a look at the doors around your property such as your front door, side doors, and garage doors as these areas may need a few touch-ups as well.
3. Replace Your Windows
Do you still have windows with aluminum or wooden frames around your property? If so, it may be time to replace them. These windows can not only be an eyesore, but they also have very few energy-efficient features, resulting in higher energy bills. Keep in mind that windows are an expensive up-front cost but they offer a high return in your investment.
4. Improve Your Walkways
What do the walkways into your house look like? Are they beat up and in need of some TLC? If your sidewalk and driveway are cracked, broken, and in disarray, it may be worth repairing for a flat, clean surface. If they are in decent shape, take the time to improve the look of them. Sweep these areas regularly and keep them clear of clutter. You may also spend time pulling the weeds in the cracks of the sidewalk or spraying them with weed killer.
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