Checklist to upgrade your exterior
Looking to spruce up your curb appeal before you put your home on the market? Taking on a few of these weekend projects can transform your exterior from ho-hum to inviting.
Paint the Door
Most homes have neutral hues, but a pop of color on the front entrance creates a welcoming focal point. Add a new storm door, door fixtures and a pretty wreath and your work is done.
Swap Out the Mailbox
Change the government-issued box for something decorative and unique. Whether you opt for vintage or mod, it’s sure to make the place look more inviting.
Update Your Light Fixtures
New fixtures can add sparkle and polish even to an older home.
Install Solar Landscape Lighting
These small fixtures are unobtrusive by day, but bring some yard ambiance by night.
Pressure Wash for a Deep Clean
Make your concrete and masonry look like new with a good cleaning.
Bring on the Planters
Boxes or large pots filled with foliage bring a welcoming touch of nature, not to mention some lively colors. To make it look polished and professional, choose a thriller, filler and spiller.
Have a Seat!
Nothing says welcome home like a front yard conversation corner! Add a bench, a pair of Adirondack chairs or if you’re feeling whimsical, a hanging swing from the front yard tree.
Achieve the Manicured Look
Now’s the time to get fussy with your lawncare and landscaping. Keep the grass neatly clipped, watered and the walkway swept clean. Trim dead and hanging branches from trees and prune the bushes. For a finishing touch, pop a few in-season annuals into the ground and add a fresh layer of mulch to the beds.