Spring into Colorful Curb Appeal
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered guest post about colorful curb appeal.
Winter is ending and spring is on its way. If you plan on selling your home or you are simply ready for a fresh start to spring, it’s time to freshen up your home’s curb appeal. The best way to get the front of your home shining just as bright as the spring sun is with a few easy to manage curb appeal projects. Most of these won’t take more than a weekend and are usually easy enough for homeowners to complete on their own. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to welcome spring with a fresh burst of curb appeal.
Do a Deep Clean
No, this is not the most exciting curb appeal project but it is the one you need to begin with. No home will ever look fresh and inviting when it is dirty. An exterior deep clean comes in several forms: first is the general clean of the yard/landscaping areas. Twigs, leaves, large branches, and dried flowers from last summer’s garden have been covered under mounds of snow for months. It’s time to get rid of them. Once you’ve cleared all the leftover debris it’s time to move onto the house. The exterior of a home needs to be cleaned just like the interior. Siding can collect dirt, mold, mildew, algae, and moss. Good pressure washing services that have home power washing equipment and high pressure pumps will remove these stains and give your home a fresh shine. Be careful around windows, doors, and decorative moldings as the power washer has a very strong current of water and could do some damage, because of this, power washing should always be left to the professionals, it is best to just hire a company that specializes in this. like Pressure Wash Long Island in New York. Instead of using a power washer on these areas, just grab a bucket of warm soapy water and clean around the windowsills, Aluminum Deck Railing Kits, and doorframes.
Paint Your Front Door
Your front door gets a lot of use but rarely gets much special attention. After years of being opened and closed, dinged with packages, and propped open your front door is probably starting to show its years. An easy way to revive your door and add a bright pop of color to your curb appeal is with a fresh coat of paint. Use an exterior paint that is right for your door type and choose colors that match the style of your house. Many people choose to paint their front doors a shade of blue or even yellow. A bright red door can also be appealing if it matches your exterior.
A perfectly manicured section of fresh mulch, bright flowers, and pristine stone edging are always the best way to brighten a home’s curb appeal. You can start your landscaping area by removing the top layer of grass. Next, cover the area with a landscaping weed barrier. Add edging around the landscaping area by pushing landscaping stones, timbers, or bricks into the ground. Now it’s time to add your flowers and bushes. The best choices for homeowners that aren’t looking for much extra work are perennials that will naturally come and go throughout the year. Easy perennials include marigolds, petunias, and daisies. Other favorites for homeowners are lavender bushes and small evergreen bushes. When you have strategically planted your flowers and bushes you can layer mulch around the entire area. This will finish off the area and give your home a fresh manicured look.
There are thousands of outdoor decorations and furniture for homeowners to choose from so stick with the basics. Your largest items will be seating for the front porch. This could be Adirondack chairs, rocking chairs, or a porch swing. Next, add color with chair cushions and throw pillows. When your front porch is decorated, move to the landscaping area. Additional accents such as bulb ornaments and solar lights are great additions that will also light your front yard at night. Small accents such as a bench or bird feeder are also nice additions that will add color and style to your front yard.
Freshening up your front yard for spring is simple and generally inexpensive. With a bit of scrubbing, decorating, and landscaping you can have your front yard ready for spring.
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