How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Whether or not you’re selling your home, curb appeal is always important. The exterior of your home is the first impression it will give to guests or potential buyers, so it’s vital that it’s a good one. If you’re going to do anything to your home, you should at least make sure that the exterior is presentable. Here are some ways you can do that:

Make your front door popHow to Boost Your Home's Curb Appeal

Your front door is the focal point of your house, so you want to make sure it stands out. You can paint it, install a new door knob, or replace it entirely, just make sure that it complements the rest of the house. You want it to be eye-catching, but you don’t want it to look out-of-place.

Fix your roof

Fixing the roof will go a long way in enhancing your home’s curb appeal and value. It’s also important to have a solid roof over your head in order to properly protect everyone and everything inside your home. So go out and check for any missing shingles, growing mold, or other signs of damage to see what needs to be repaired.

Clean and repair your porch

An old and dirty porch is almost as bad as an old and dirty roof. So take a power washer and wash away all of the dirt and grime that’s collected over the years. Then assess the condition of your porch and repair anything that’s amiss (loose railings, missing panels, etc.).

Patch up the concrete

Cracked or crumbling driveways or sidewalks are not only unappealing, but also a safety hazard, so walk around and assess the damage and then get those problem areas patched up as soon as you can.

Think about your greenery

The quality of your lawn and garden will greatly impact your home’s curb appeal. Make sure that the lawn is regularly mowed and that there are no bare patches, then pull out any weeds and start trimming and tending to your garden. If you don’t have a garden, it’s not a bad idea to put some flower boxes out on your porch to add some color.

These projects are sure to enhance your home’s curb appeal, but some of them are difficult to do on your own. So whether you’re wanting to make that front door pop or patch up your concrete driveway, Ivy Lea Construction can help. Get a hassle-free estimate, or give us a call at 716-875-8654 to learn more about our services.