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Curb Appeal: Tips For a Stunning Exterior

Give your home's exterior a boost with these ideas for a stunning first impression. Whether you're thinking of selling your home or just want your home to look the best it can, a few projects can make a big impact.

The Front Door

The entryway to your home's interior is an important aspect of curb appeal. You can make a statement with a bold color, add a classic touch with a glossy black, or go with the timeless beauty of a wood door.

Also, use metal polish on the door fixtures or replace them with new ones. Adding a wreath or swag can give your home a personal sense of your style and hint at the interior design.

Exterior Lighting

Low-voltage landscape lighting provides for safety walking in the evening and security by keeping your home well lit at night. Also, it makes a huge impact on your home's curb appeal. You can add accent lighting to trees or the home for an impressive display. Illuminate a walking path to accent your landscaping. Prefer not to install wired lights? Solar fixtures can be used easily but the level of light is not as bright.

Instant Color With Container Gardens

Container gardens add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal to any home exterior. You can create your own using your favorite plants and colors. An asymmetrical arrangement will look best for most patios to create a stunning statement. You can use a combination of evergreens and annuals for year round color.

Spruce Up Flowerbeds

Get you flower beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, planting flowers, and adding new mulch. Clean and reset any stone or brick borders that are soiled or dislodged. If your border is old, consider stone or a decorative cast-concrete edging system for improved curb appeal.

Consider Outdoor Art

Birdbaths, metal cutouts, wind chimes, and sculptures are good choices for outdoor art. Small touches of art can enhance landscaping and give your exterior a personal touch. Water sculptures have soothing sounds and make hot days feel cooler. Place fountains on level ground in optimum hearing and sight vantage points. Avoid spots in leaf-dropping range.

Replace Gutters/Downspouts

Oftentimes, the house’s gutters and downspouts are overlooked, but if they have peeling paint, rust spots, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Improving your house’s exterior should include repairing or changing these water systems with newer, updated ones.

In addition, rain gutters perform an important function by collecting storm water that lands on the roof and directing it away from the house. This prevents the pooling of water, soil erosion, and even foundation damage. If you do not have gutters, you might consider installing them. If you want to inquire about installation in Texas, contact Selz Contracting.

Renew Paint, Siding, and Trim

An exterior face lift, including new , siding, or trim details, transforms the look of a home. Periodic maintenance of that exterior surface is a great way to keep curb appeal looking its best. Any obvious defects, such as cracked or rotting material, can downgrade the aesthetic and lead to problems with pests and weather damage. If your siding is in need of replacement, check out this article on exterior cladding.

The team at Selz Contracting is here to help with all of your roofing and home improvement contracting needs. Have any questions? Contact us for help today.

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