Real estate agents always emphasize the importance of curb appeal for potential buyers. It’s a given. But this doesn’t mean you should ignore this aspect of your home just because you aren’t planning to sell. By improving the curb appeal of your home you will add a welcoming ambiance for friends and family and will likely increase your own enjoyment when you go home.
So what is curb appeal?
It’s simple really. Curb appeal is what makes your home look charming and attractive from the road. And the quickest way to determine what needs to be done to give it curb appeal is to step outside and look at your house with an objective eye.
Proven Ways to Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Home
If your property is fenced this will be the first thing you will notice. Lawn, trees, shrubs, and flowers planted outside the front of the house as well as any planting on the outside of fencing will also make an impression – good or bad. This also applies to borders along the sides of a driveway or garden path leading to the front door. Of course, the front door of your home will also impact on curb appeal if it can be seen from the road. So too will the rest of the house including exterior paintwork, roofing and gutters, and window frames and shutters.
The decision will then be whether to simply jazz everything up and make it look nice, perhaps with a splash of paint and pretty flowers, or whether to tackle a serious renovation plan. It really is up to you.
Impact of Fencing on Curb Appeal
Fencing stands apart from everything else when it comes to curb appeal. Not only does it affect aesthetics, it also affects safety and possibly security.
If fencing is damaged, don’t leave it until after winter because the damage will undoubtedly increase. Rather do repairs like replacing missing boards, rails, and any damaged posts. If paint is peeling or the stain and sealer used on wood have deteriorated, now is the time to do something about it.
If you haven’t got a fence, then you might want to plan for one that you can install, or have installed in spring. Just be sure that the material you opt for is going to do something positive to improve the curb appeal of your home.
Natural Enclosures Fence Company in Georgia specializes in fencing that will improve the curb appeal of any home. Contact us today for a free quote to install a new fence or repair an old one.