Article by Wicker Island.
What makes great curb appeal? What makes a house stand out from the crowd and make crowds double-take when they pass by? Is it the size of the house, or the style? Honestly, there’s no direct answer to that. You’ll know if you’ve achieved great curb appeal when you have people stopping to admire your house. Now, when you’re selling your home, it’s a whole different ball game. If you want to upgrade your curb appeal, follow these easy tips that’ll potentially improve the value of your home.
Nothing makes the front yard of a home look less appealing than a mess of objects lying around. Take the time to walk around your yard and clean up the mess that you left there years ago. Also, store things in your backyard that draw attention away from the house itself. It’s important to keep your front yard clean so that when potential buyers come to take a look at your house, they see a clear path to what they will potentially buy.
It’s always a good idea to throw some money towards landscaping. Remember, you don’t need thousands of dollars on it, just enough to make the yard look presentable and clean for visitors. Many of the tasks you can even do yourself, like trimming trees and pruning shrubs. Pull out all of the unsightly plants and purchase a few inexpensive flowers to replace them. Trim your lawn to the appropriate length and try to keep it as clean as you can.