First impressions mean a lot, and that includes the one your house gives off when people come over. For people, a strong handshake, power suit, sweet smile, or perfectly coifed hair generally give off a positive first impression, and your home has similar ways to stand out to anyone who is visiting for the first time.
Whether you’re looking to increase your curb appeal because you’re one of the homes for sale in Virginia Beach or want to impress your future in-laws, here are three ways to spruce up your home’s exterior.
Clear the Way
One of the easiest ways to increase your home’s beauty is a simple one: removing stains and unsightly trash.
Concrete driveways are the most susceptible to oil stains from leaky cars. Invest in removing the stain and measures to protect your driveway from future stains. If you’re tired of a standard concrete driveway, consider upgrading to pavers to give your home an extra chich look.
It’s simple to leave trash cans out in the open so you can easily move them to the curb for trash pickup. Having them out in the open detracts from your home’s appearance and makes it easier for trash to fall out and cause a mess in other areas in front of your home. Consider leaving them behind a gate that leads to the backdoor or investing in a shed that houses them without being seen.
Amp Up the Entryway
The majority of visitors are going to enter your home through the front door, so spend some extra time sprucing up that area to really wow your guests.
If your door blends in with the rest of the front-facing facade of your home, make it stand out so eyes are drawn to it. You can paint it an accent color that complements the rest of the exterior or consider switching the style of the door. If your home is very heavy, you can lighten up the front door by choosing a new one that includes windowpanes.
For homes in any area that experience a rainy season, adding a covered area over your front door will add elegance and practicality to your front door. After guests knock on the door, they can wait in a space that protects them from the rain instead of further drenching them. The same concept applies when it’s super sunny as this area will provide some desired shade and keep warm rays from beating on your front door.
The most beautiful home can be spruced up with some quality landscaping. There’s nothing like a well-manicured lawn to improve a property’s curb appeal.
Keeping your lawn maintained will help keep that perfectly polished look year-round. To solidify the luxurious look of excellent grass, consider installing artificial turf that practically eliminates the need for maintenance and stays green no matter what the weather is like.
You can invest in a full garden, but potted plants make it simple to switch out plants that match the season without as much work. For example, you can easily transition from spring pansies to summer dahlias without waiting for them to bloom in your flower bed. When Autumn hit, you can even store your pots away and replace them with pumpkins for a fun Fall look.