6 Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
Posted on: 2016-09-20
Whether for personal pride or for increased value, there are many reasons to tend to a property’s curb appeal. Parabola Developments’ wealth of experience in the Edmonton home improvement and renovation industry has given our professionals a shrewd eye for detail. Read on for our six step guide to helping your property get the most out of its first impression.
1. ONE STEP CLOSER TO THE EDGE
Many people edge their gardens, lawns and planters– but did you know an edged driveway line can actually add hundreds, if not thousands of dollars to a property’s value? Expert designers and realtors know that a clean, manicured line leading towards the home is pleasing to almost all prospective buyers. Explore many different looks with natural, concrete or even textured edging.
2. IT’S LIT, FAM
Well-designed lighting not only beautifies your property, it also lends it an appearance of safety and warmth. Add a welcoming atmosphere to your next project by lighting any exterior paths and entrances. Solar lights remove the need for any exterior wiring or extra power usage and they turn on automatically.
3. CUT THE GRASS
Sure– a spread of lush, green sod dotted with one or two trees has been the idealized front lawn for almost as long as we can remember. Look around, though, and you will see a wide variety of yard treatments and designs. Flowers, gardens, planters, rock gardens and other features can all add to curb appeal if tended properly. You can also use these to cover-up or minimize dead spots and other natural shortcomings.
4. HOLD THE DOOR
One of the quickest ways to boost curb appeal is by painting and upgrading any front-facing doors like your main entrance or garage. A fresh-looking door that operates smoothly and safely will do wonders for the appearance and comfort of your property.
5. YOU’VE GOT MAIL
It may seem inconsequential, but something as simple as an old, ugly mailbox could cost your property in the long run. Additionally, rusted or worn hardware on the exterior can add years to its appearance. Luckily, these items are easily replaced and provide an instant upgrade to the property’s aesthetic. This is especially easy to do if you are planning on painting the exterior.
6. FIX YOU
Obviously some of the most important facets to address are any major repairs or upgrades required, especially on the exterior of the property. Damaged siding, aged shingles, rotten decks, broken sprinklers and faulty windows are just some of the projects that should be completed before any other renovations or facelifts take place. Once everything is complete, conduct a thorough cleaning of the entire exterior to put that final polish on your property.
If you need to take your property’s curb appeal to the next level, it’s time to contact Parabola Developments! Our home renovation experts can guide you every step of the way thanks to their years of experience.