When a home has curb appeal, it’s attractive when viewed from the outside from the curb. Your home can be a showpiece on the inside, but if the outside is run down, worn out, and outdated, it greatly detracts from your home’s overall beauty. Not only that, it can lower your home’s value. Whether you’re in the market to sell or not, improving your home’s curb appeal can increase its value by thousands.
To improve your curb appeal, you can make small changes or big, inexpensive or not. It can be an overall makeover of your house, landscaping, driveway, etc. or you can do a few simple updates to make your home more appealing.
A fresh coat of paint always makes everything look fresh and new. If you’re thinking of selling, consider more subdued or popular colors. If painting your entire house is out of your price range, paint your front door. A bold color on your door can really make your house pop!
Upgrade Your Mailbox
It may seem like a minor thing, but if your mailbox has been the victim of an eager snowplow or has seen its share of harsh weather, it’s time to throw it to the curb. Replace it with one that has a bit of style and interest instead of the old boring standard.
Update Your Front Door
Installing a new front door with a glass panel and sidelights can brighten your home inside and out. Glass can be clear or opaque for privacy and can be plain or have elaborate designs. A front door with windows says, “Welcome to my home!”
Clean and Seal Your Driveway
Whether you have concrete or asphalt, your driveway should be cleaned and sealed regularly. Your driveway gets a lot of use―dirty, oily, grimy use. Cleaning and sealing it will wash away the old and seal in the new. Your driveway is a line that draws the eyes into your property so it shouldn’t distract with dirt and oil spots.
Add Plants and Flowers
Whether you plant beautiful gardens in front of your house or fill large containers with bright flowers and plants, your home’s exterior will come alive. Perennials will give you vibrant color year after year while annuals can be changed out from season to season or year to year. Don’t forget to mulch everything to give it a professional, well-manicured look.
Have Your Roof Cleaned
Many years of rain and snow can cause stains to streak down your roof, making it look tired and worn. A professional cleaning can make it look like new. It’s good to have an insured professional do the job because they know how to do it without causing shingles to lift and create leaks.
Replace Your Vinyl or Aluminum Gutters with Copper Ones
Nothing adds charm and beauty to a home quite like copper gutters. The stunning shiny-penny color adds unique character and over time transforms into a lovely green patina. The best part about copper gutters is, if maintained, they can last a hundred years! Durability and beauty, copper gutters have both in abundance.
As the saying goes, “You only get one chance to make a first impression.” By making a few upgrades and updates, you can take your house from drab home to dream home!
To send your curb appeal off the charts, call Gutter Pros. Our technicians are highly experienced in the installation and maintenance of copper gutters in the Greater St. Louis area. Call us today at (314) 656-7195 and we’ll show you how copper gutters can greatly improve your curb appeal.