If you’ve started encouraging guests to arrive only after dark or you’re tempted to drive up to your own home with a blindfold on, it might be time to improve your curb appeal. Here are three easy ways to take your home’s looks from drab to fabulous, so you’re no longer embarrassed by the front of your house.
Paint the Exterior
There is no overstating how much a fresh coat of paint will improve your home’s appearance. Because it fades and stains over time, you may not have noticed how much your exterior color has diminished over the years, but once you get new paint on your house you’ll appreciate how needed it was.
When it’s time to tackle repainting your home, don’t try to handle the job yourself. Work with a painting company Phoenix or in your area to ensure that professional work will be done. Experts will also help you coordinate with your homeowner’s association to be sure you’re in compliance with color choice and other applicable issues. Better yet, they’ll handle all the mess and get the job done much faster than you could do it yourself.
Power Wash Your Roof and More
With its endless exposure to dust, dirt, wind, and precipitation, your roof has built up a mountain of grime over the years. Although it may be in great condition from a structural standpoint, it can still be a real eyesore. Hiring a professional power washing team who can handle the task of cleaning your roof without damaging it will pay off by making your old roof look brand new.
Other surfaces that benefit from pressure washing include your driveway, pavers, and front porch. Don’t overlook scrubbing the sidewalk fronting your house, and if you aren’t repainting then your siding may be in need of a good cleaning as well. Getting the buildup off all these areas will bring back luster to your frontage.
Tidy Your Landscaping
Dead grass and spindly shrubbery can be unappealing, but so can too much lushness and overgrowth. If your front yard is overwhelmed by a jungle of weeds and maneuvering around your bushes has become a battle, it’s time to spiff things up.
Rather than give in to the temptation to simply yank out all your plantings, assess whether the majority of what’s in your yard is healthy. If it is, it’s better to trim back and tame your greenery than to start over. Working backward from the street line, start by cleaning up the edges of your lawn. Snip away growth encroaching around tree trunks, then take the cutters to your shrubs and bring them down to a manageable size. Tidying things will transform your landscape and is far less costly than replacing your entire front yard.
From repainting to power washing to cutting back your landscape, there are plenty of ways to boost your home’s curb appeal. Try one or more of these options so you can restore your house to its former glory and make it guest-worthy once more.