Great curb appeal is instantly recognizable. There is a substantive feel or a distinctive quality that sets one home setting apart from others. That type of scene is probably not created by accident; the details and look are planned and created purposefully. That said, creating curb appeal doesn’t have to be elaborate or complicated. There are a few guidelines that produce great results!
Curb appeal results from attentive home and landscape maintenance that create a striking and neat appearance. Begin by evaluating your site objectively and taking care of the obvious. Next, think about the grand scheme and overall appearance. Do you want your property to stand out visually, or would you like it to blend in with the neighborhood? Do you want a more formal appearance, or are you seeking a casual, lower maintenance, less formal look?
Do you plan to live in your home long term, or are you preparing to put it on the market? If potential buyers don’t like the outside, they probably won’t even go inside. Strong curb appeal can mean the difference between a quick sale and a house staying on the market for months. Whether you are planning to sell your home or not, did you know that a well-designed and maintained landscape can add as much as 10-12% to the value of your home?
Now that you have your goals established, just how do you create curb appeal? See my next post…
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