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5 Ways to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal
Spring is a time of growth and beauty. Now is the perfect time to boost
your home's curb appeal. A well-maintained facade will foster a positive
impression among your neighbors and increase the value of your home.
While certain upgrades require hiring a professional, several cost-effective
strategies can be done relatively easily.
Cultivate a Lush Lawn. Experts agree that a well-maintained lawn makes
a great first impression. According to a recent National Association of
Home Builders survey of recent and prospective home buyers, landscaping
was listed among the " must-haves. " The good news is that a vibrant and
well-maintained lawn is, fortunately, much easier than you would think.
Regularly mowing at the recommended height of 3-4 inches promotes
optimal grass health and facilitates moisture retention.
Add Illumination. Landscape lighting will enhance your home's security
and aesthetics. A well-designed system can transform an ordinary porch
into a cherished evening retreat. Path lights further illuminate walkways,
while solar options provide a worry-free alternative for those concerned
about electrical installation.
Embrace the Power of Paint. A fresh coat of paint on your front door,
garage door, and window trim can significantly enhance your exterior. If
your front door has had wear and tear over the years and is beyond repair,
it might be time to replace it. Upgrading your door and entryway is a solid
investment if you're considering selling your home soon.
Time to Remove Grime. While it may look like a shower for your home,
rainfall is most likely making it dirtier. However, utilizing a high-powered
pressure washer (rental options are readily available) effectively removes
accumulated dirt and grime from driveways, walkways, and vinyl siding,
resulting in a remarkably improved appearance.
Introduce Blooming Beauty. Vibrant spring flower arrangements are a
great way to make a big impression on any sized porch. Hanging planters
are an ideal option for covered areas, while open spaces offer greater flexibility
regarding planter size and arrangement. Plants can add color and
life to your outdoor area.
Boosting your home's curb appeal doesn't have to consume all of your
time and spare cash. Pick your projects efficiently - try to find something
that isn't too expensive but will give your home the biggest bang for your
buck. With inspiration and elbow grease, a little bit can go a long way.
To learn more about improving your home's curb appeal, visit the BIA of
Lancaster County's website at lancasterbuilders.org.
Kevin Kozo
(Turnberry Construction
Group)
2024 President
Building Industry Association
of Lancaster County
http://www.lancasterbuilders.org

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