First impressions count in all walks of life, and the outside of your home is no exception. It doesn’t matter if you want curb appeal for potential buyers or your regular degular neighbors. I see my neighbors peeping at my house all the time, and I don’t want them to think that I’m not taking care of my place and snitch on me to the HOA. Taking care of the outside of your home will give the impression that the interior is being taken care of too.
Have A Great Entrance
Always make sure your front door is well maintained. There should be no peeling paint and the door should be clean and sparkling. If you have an HOA, check with them to make sure you can paint your door the color you want, they may fine you if you paint it the wrong color. The area around the door should look good too. Add some potted plants or a wreath. If you have a covered porch, try putting some rugs outside the door, and maybe a porch swing or an outdoor sofa. Just add what you can to enhance the appearance of your entrance and make it more appealing.
Maintain The Exterior Walls
Water damage from a leaking gutter will not look good on the outside of your home. The outer walls need maintaining as much as the ones on the inside and you should make sure your gutters are cleaned every year to prevent this from happening. Luckily, my homeowner’s association is responsible for the exterior of my place, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have to stay on top of things.
There are so many projects you can take on by yourself, but there are certain things you should leave to professionals, like Exterior house painting. A fresh coat of paint on the outside, including any wooden window frames, shutters, garage, and exterior doors can give the look of your home a new lease on life.
Take care of your yard
I’m going to keep it plain and simple, keep your grass cut! My mama would call the city on any neighbor who let their yard get out of hand, so please don’t be that kind of neighbor. Your yard not only affects your property’s value, but it affects your neighbor’s property values as well. You can always find a lawn service to help you out if you can’t or don’t know how to keep it up.
Check Your Roof
Have you ever glanced up at someone’s roof and it was all dingy? Yeah, don’t let that be your house. Make sure your roof has no missing or broken slates or tiles. It won’t only spoil the look of your home, but it can cause water damage. One of the most important things if you have to replace your roof is to make sure you get a reputable company to do the job. If you’re going to spend thousands of dollars on a roof, get it done right the first time.