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10 Ways to Refresh Your Home's Curb Appeal

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Brittany Cleeve 
by Brittany Cleeve

I was pulling into my garage yesterday and realized that my home is in a rut in terms of curb appeal. After doing some research and using prior knowledge, I compiled a list of tips that will surely help you out before you start your summer project to bump up your curb appeal.

  • Create symmetry and balance at your front entrance

  • Be creative with your color scheme; it can be typical or you can create contrast

  • Keep up with your landscaping - no one likes overgrown weeds

  • Don’t overlook the importance of a new roof - if your shingles are in shambles, then get some professional help with installing new roofing

  • Take time to find the right style of window because it can make or break the overall look and feel of the home

  • Continually repair your driveway instead of having to replace it altogether in the future

  • Your mailbox is the first impression of your home so match it with the style of your home and keep the landscaping around it looking fresh and healthy

  • Make sure your house numbers are easily visible so that guests and potential buyers can find your home without difficulty

  • Take the time and money to complete major renovations; it pays off in the end and will help tremendously when it’s time to put your home on the market

  • And step back and look at your home from across the street to see your home from a buyer’s perspective

Your neighbors will be sure to notice your updated curb appeal after following these tips. Seek the advice of a professional before working on your major renovations to avoid structural issues down the road.  Once you complete your home improvement projects, homebuyers will be swarming to your house for a tour and neighbors will be turning their heads for a sneak peek.

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