Improving the curb appeal of your home often means making updates and employing tools like cans of paint and buying plants for new landscaping.
Some updates to your home may come with an impressive price (a new roof comes to mind), but other updates may require nothing more than a quick trip to a local home improvement store and a few hundred dollars spent.
The Easiest Curb Appeal Remodeling Update: Plants
A beautiful, green lawn is certainly one way to boost the curb appeal of a house, but you don't necessarily have to redo the entirety of your home's landscaping to boost curb appeal. A date with a landscaper can certainly improve your home's appearance, but a simple trip to a garden center can prove useful, too.
A blog on curb appeal from moving.com reveals:
"Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or money to spend on putting in a garden—you can get the same effect by adding some planters and window boxes. Use plants to accentuate and frame key visual points, like windows and entryways, and if you don’t have room for a standing planter, hook up a hanging one."
As you begin to improve the appearance of your home's exterior, don't forget to set a schedule for caring for your plants. You might want to put a reminder on your smartphone about giving the plants a round of water each week.
If you're worried about keeping your plants green, you can pay a local neighborhood kid to water them a few times a week, or you can purchase drought-resistant plants like succulents and cactuses that can survive for weeks without water.
Options for a New Facade on Your Home
All the plants, new fixtures, and mowed lawns in the world can't compete with a dirty facade on your home. You have three options for improving the overall appearance of your house that include:
- Installation of new siding
- New paint on the exterior
- Pressure washing the walls
You can probably figure out which option would provide the most affordable benefit, as well as the option that could make the most dramatic improvement.
Here's what Southern Living has to say about pressure washing:
"Pressure washing is quick, inexpensive, and satisfying. Much like getting your shoes shined, it’s a simple task with a huge payoff."
You can usually pick up your very own pressure washer from a hardware (or similar) store for less than $200. It's a great investment for the quick and easy cleaning it provides your home's exterior. You can also easily rent these cool machines.
Tip: If you choose pressure washing, make sure your home's exterior can handle the pressure. If you have very old siding on your house, you might need to consider siding replacement or a more invasive option for updating your home's exterior.
Improve Your Curb Appeal with Hanaray Construction
Curb appeal helps you love your house, inspires your neighbors with friendliness, and helps you sell your home when the time comes to put it on the market. Are you searching for a home remodeling contractor in the Greater San Jose area? Are you thinking about putting an addition on your home?
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