You want the face of your home to leave a good impression on those who pass it. Spring and summer bring the color and brightness that your home and yard have been missing for months, making it the best time to spruce up the façade of your house. The following tips will help you achieve the curb appeal you want for this sunny season!

Fix Exterior Issues

The fall and winter months can do a surprising amount of damage to your home, especially in snowy areas. Take inventory of your siding, shingles, and paint—these are the things most likely to have been damaged by the drastic changes in weather and temperature. Wood damage and rot are also easily overlooked or unnoticed during wetter weather. Look for areas of your exterior that may have accumulated some water damage. Your garage is another area that deserves some attention! Not only do you want to make sure it’s functioning, but you’ll want to take the time to paint and repair the garage door if necessary.

Spend Time Landscaping

Your yard is the only living part of your actual property, which means you will have to take care of it to keep it alive and well! Trim your grass, including the edges along sidewalks or curbs. Add some color and greenery to brighten up and diversify the landscape. Get creative with pathways, water features, storage, whatever you feel you will use and enjoy! Another important thing to remember for your lawn’s health is the bugs that will try to make themselves a home there. You need a pest control plan because some insects can damage your lawn. It is worth the investment to keep your yard healthy and the bugs at bay!

Pay Attention to the Details

Little details of your home exterior usually take a back seat to larger issues like the exterior walls and yard. However, making that extra effort to update or refresh these smaller elements can make a big difference! The numbers on your house, your mailbox, your front door, your windows or porch area… these all are opportunities to make your home feel unique or exciting. If you want to go the extra mile, create a nice (aesthetic) sitting area outside your front door, on a porch or grassy area, to enjoy all the hard work you’ve put into beautifying your home!

These few things can make a big impact on your curb appeal. Make your home look as good as it should feel, and enjoy the compliments that come pouring in!

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