If you are looking to add a little extra pizzazz to your home's exterior this fall, boosting your curb appeal can be quicker and easier than you might expect.
You don’t need a big budget or a lot of time to create outstanding curb appeal. You just have to pick the right projects. Your changes can be focused on just the front of the home to update the overall look, making your neighbors stop and stare. And while adding curb appeal might sound as if it is going to involve a big spend, that does not have to be the case. You can DIY your way to a smart yard and welcoming home focusing on a few important features.
Paint or replace the front door
As the entryway to your home, your front door makes a statement about your whole property. It conveys that the home is welcoming and well maintained. There are many makes and styles of doors at various price points to consider. If a replacement is not in the budget, applying a coat of high-quality outdoor paint to your existing door can often be done in a weekend and make a startling difference. Add a new lockset and coordinate all of your hardware for an elevated look.
Refresh your garage door, windows, shutters and trim
Carrying through the new look of the front door, you can apply the same refresh to the entire front of the home. Replacing your windows will update and add value to your home. Fresh paint on your garage door, shutters, and trim will brighten the space and give you the boost you are looking for. Replace or repair window screens for a neat and clean look. You may consider residing or repainting just the front of the home to make it look like new at a fraction of the cost of doing the whole house.
Complete a fall landscaping checklist
In just one day, you can have your front yard in tip-top shape for fall. It’s easy to rent an aerator from your local hardware store to alleviate soil compaction. Put down lawn seed to allow your lawn to establish roots and fertilizer to give your grass the nutrients it needs to grow properly. A battery-powered edger will quickly help you clean up around the edges of your driveway and sidewalk, giving your front yard a neat and polished look.
Not sure where to start? Stop by your reliable neighborhood hardware store and speak to knowledgeable professionals. They can offer tips and advice on the right products, tools, applications and much more.
For more information, contact Rick Miller at email@example.com or 410-647-4611. Park Hardware is located at 500-A Ritchie Highway in Severna Park.