Simple Tips For Sprucing Up Your Home's Exterior


Spring is the perfect season to start improving your home's appearance. After all, you don't want to live in the house that the neighbors have deemed the "trashy house" on the block. Fortunately, you can increase your home's curb appeal quickly, and it's a lot easier than you probably think.

Decorate the Area Surrounding Your Front Door

The front door of a house says a lot about the home. It's the first thing people see when they approach your home. You want it to make your guests feel like they are welcome in your house, and it should show off a bit of your personality. You can spruce up your front door and the space around it by:

  • Cleaning the door and the siding surrounding it. You can use a pressure washer or hire a pressure washing company to do this.
  • Repaint the door and the door frame, if needed.
  • Ensure your house number is easy to see.
  • Use an array of potted plants to decorate the area. You can also add a welcome mat and seasonal decorations if you want.

Pressure Wash Your Driveway

Use a pressure washer or hire a pressure washing company to clean your driveway, as well as your front porch or stoop. Pressure washers are ideal for sprucing up the outside of your home, and they can also be used to clean:

  • Vinyl siding.
  • Your back patio or deck.
  • Walkways leading up to your home.

Tend to Your Flower Beds

Flower beds that are left untended or that are unorganized can rapidly decrease your home's curb appeal. So, do your best to make sure they are organized and well maintained. If you don't have time to tend to a garden or if gardening just isn't your thing, opt for a flower bed design that's low maintenance. You can plant bushes instead of flowers, or even small trees — neither require a ton of ongoing maintenance. If you like the idea of flowers, but don't have time to keep up with them, consider using the xeriscaping concept in your flower beds. It involved planting a series of drought-friendly flowers surrounded by gravel, so it's a really low-maintenance option.

It isn't hard to improve the appearance of your home's exterior. Once you've completed some pertinent chores, such as pressure washing your driveway or home, all you need to do is make sure you keep the area clean and free of debris.


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