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10 Ways to Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal

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Plan your landscape to ensure that your garden looks beautiful in every season.
Wow: what a gorgeous home! When you’re selling your home, you want prospective buyers to have an immediately positive impression. You also want your new home to look good after the purchase. How can you increase your home’s curb appeal?
1. Make a Plan
A well-designed landscape increases your home’s curb appeal. Plan the central elements of your landscape and consider how your landscaping plants work with your home in different seasons. Think about what your garden looks like from the street and from inside your home.
2. Design With Personality
While curb appeal can sound intimidating, don’t let it turn you off your plans to show your personality in your landscaping. Your unique personality can add to your landscape as well. Whether you want to add a traditional food garden to your front yard or you prefer topiary, choosing a theme and sticking with it can create a uniqueness that adds curb appeal.
3. Install Feature Elements
What’s the center of your landscape? When you’re designing your yard, look to large trees and shrubs, water features, and pathways to provide the centerpieces of your landscape design, and plan around these features.
4. Add Seasonal Touches
While seasonal decorating can certainly go overboard, allow your home to change with the seasons. Through wreaths, flags, or seasonally-appropriate plantings in a decorative container, add subtle touches of the season to your landscape.
5. Go High, Go Low
When you’re developing your landscaping plan, add visual interest at many levels. From the tiny annuals planted near the path to the towering maple tree in the front yard, think about what your yard looks like in vertical space as well as horizontal.
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A front porch adds a friendly touch to your home.
6. Make it Friendly
A friendly home welcomes eyes and visitors. Add flowers in a windowbox or annuals along the walkway, put cushions on the porch chair, or add a seasonal wreath to welcome guests.
7. Create an Outdoor Living Space
The best homes look like well-loved homes. Create an outdoor living space such as a patio, porch, or sun room. This will enhance your home’s curb appeal by making your home look like it’s used and loved.
8. Keep Your Walkways Clear
In the fall, trees drop leaves on the ground and you may struggle to keep up. While leaves on the ground look beautiful, leaves can make pathways slippery. When you’re maintaining your yard, keep pathways clear even if you’re using other leaves for mulch.
9. Maintain Your Overall Landscape
A well-organized landscape is in the eye of the beholder, but at a minimum you want to make sure that your plants and other core elements look well-maintained. This might mean that you mow your lawn or install hedging or a slow-growing lawn alternative such as Blue Star Creeper, or yes, even moss.
10. Have Good Bones
While you may not consider roofing and gutters to be essential elements of your home’s curb appeal, a poorly-maintained roof can make an entire house look bad. Maintain your roof. Keep your shingles in good repair, and install gutters that are easy to maintain so that your roof does not suffer from backups and leaks.
When you’re looking for simple home solutions, look to the low maintenance Gutter Helmet. Our products make home maintenance easy by removing the need to clean your gutters. Contact Harry Helmet today to see what we can do for your home.
Written by Del Thebaud

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