Curb appeal is a very important aspect of a Phoenix home. The aesthetic appearance of the exterior of the home is the first thing a visitor will see and you only get one chance to make a good first impression. The curb appeal can have a direct influence on whether or not a home is seen as desirable for purchasing. Whether a home is being put back up on the market or a homeowner just wants to improve the look of the home’s exterior some relatively inexpensive home remodeling projects can improve the home’s curb appeal.
Front Yard Landscaping
There are a few simple things that can be done to the yard to make the home look more desirable. General maintenance can go a long way in this area. Keeping the grass mowed and shrubbery trimmed can give the house a well groomed look. Simple landscaping projects can include seasonal plants that work toward “framing” the home. When it is appropriate, incorporate a garden bed using mulch to keep weeds at bay so that it has a freshly groomed feel. Simple landscaping projects can add the perfect touch to a home.
If the home’s exterior paint is still in good shape but the home looks a little dingy, an inexpensive option might be to pressure wash the exterior of the home. They are relatively inexpensive to rent from a Phoenix home improvement store. For those who are inexperienced you can hire a contractor to perform pressure washing. This can be a quick alternative that spruces up the home’s exterior. It can also increase the longevity of the exterior paint of the home by helping to remove mold and mildew before it becomes a major problem.
As part of proper home maintenance, exterior painting will be needed periodically. Inclement weather can cause some major wear and tear on the home’s painting. Applying a fresh coat of exterior paint to the home can give the house a brand new look. For those who choose to update the paint job on the house consider choosing newer, modern paint colors. Don’t forget to paint the trim and front door as well.
Clean the Gutters
It can be pretty easy to overlook the gutters, but over time they can become filled with debris. When gutters are not maintained they can be an eye sore that detracts from the aesthetic appearance of the house. Take a ladder out so that you can reach the gutters to remove debris such as leaves and limbs. It is important to keep the gutters clean and tidy so be sure to repair any areas that have become loose or detached from the home.
Another great inexpensive way to improve the curb appeal of the home is to install exterior lighting. Decorative fixtures can be added along sidewalks or walkways as well as used to outline flower beds. These can be aesthetically appealing during the nighttime, but using decorative and stylish fixtures can be beneficial to the curb appeal even in the daytime hours.