According to HGTV, first impressions are everything – at least when it comes to selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. If your home was for sale, what would they see?
Landscaping plays a major role in the curb appeal of any property. Overgrown lawns and shrubs leave the impression that the property is not well-maintained. In contrast, careful landscaping offers a clean, manicured look and is naturally more visually appealing. Adding some carefully arranged, well-tended shrubs, flowers, and greenery can be the finishing touch for creating curb appeal.
Just remember that if your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential homebuyers — will want to see what’s inside. Low-voltage makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. If you aren’t able to use that require wiring, install solar fixtures (but understand that their light levels are not as bright or as reliable).
But you have to have something for the lighting to highlight as as visual appeal during the day. Get beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and adding new mulch to restore that was taken away by sunlight and harsh weather. If stone or brick borders your bed, consider cleaning and resetting any pieces that are soiled or dislodged. If your border is old or tired-looking, try upgrading to stone or a decorative cast-concrete edging system for improved curb appeal. Add contrast to your home exterior with a new planting bed. Prime spots for curb appeal are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house.
Small changes can totally transform the look and appeal of any property. Not sure where to start? We can help you make the most of your curb appeal today.
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