Beyond Mowing the Lawn: 5 Curb Appeal Ideas

posted on April 10, 2014 at 2:10 pm

Remember last winter when you kept putting off all of those projects that needed to be done outside because it was too cold to get them done? Well, guess what, spring is here and the time to get moving is upon us. You want to get out and get some of those projects done while the temperatures are still mild. Not only are you going to add curb appeal by keeping your home in top shape, but you are also going to save money on any expensive repairs down the line.

Spending a couple of weekends outside taking in the nice, warm weather can leave your home looking amazing. Before you know it, the time will come where you have to pack things up and stay inside. Why not embrace the outside while you have the chance? Check out these five curb appeal ideas to transform your home this spring.

1. Letting the Sun Shine In




airy windows house

When it comes to curb appeal ideas, one of the simplest, albeit most satisfying, fix-ups you can do is making your windows shine and sparkle. You want to let the bright, summer sun in, not keep it out. Once your windows are clean and clear, you will be amazed at how much of a difference it is going to make on the inside of your home. Enjoy gazing out at the world around you without having to try and peer through the haze that once surrounded your windows.


2. Fix the Front Door to Your Home

Red Painted Door
Design Sponge

Your front door is the gateway to your home. It tells the story about what one can expect when they enter inside of the home. If your front door is run down and faded, it isn’t very appealing to those who pass by. On the other hand, front doors that are freshly painted and inviting, make people want to see who lives inside. It invites people in. Opt to either refinish your existing door or replace it with a completely new one. The choice is yours.


3. Eliminate Any Rotted Wood


Rotted wood house

Often times, sprucing up the wood outside of your home isn’t enough to repair the damage. If the wood root has gone too far and rot has taken over, you are going to have to delve deeper into it to correct the problem. By using the right materials and tools, you can eliminate the rot and prevent additional rot from occurring.


4. Repair Your Roof


Spanish red roof

Before having to battle through the snow and rain, you want to make sure your roof and the gutters are in good shape and functioning properly. Clogged gutters can cause you a world of problems later on when the snow and ice set in.


5. Spruce Up Your Patio and Walkway


polish patio outdoors

Winter weather months can wreak havoc on your driveways, walkways and patio. Bring any areas allowing entrance to your home back to life by polishing them up while you are still able to enjoy them. Renewing your concrete surfaces will make a world of difference around your home this summer.

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