Curb Appeal Checklist
Even the smallest details can boost curb appeal, like a basket of flowers or a painted front door. There's more to curb appeal than visual appearance. Proud homeowners like you also want to protect and preserve the place you call home.
As a leading painting company in the West Chester area, 365 Renovations offers you an extensive curb appeal checklist. It's bursting with ideas, maintenance, and home improvement options to transform your property into an eye-catching gem.
Check out our blog for painting tips that will help compliment your curb appeal.
Lawn and Garden Touches
- Landscape Lighting
Add low lights along paths to highlight trees and near the base of the home. Solar fixtures look nice and increase safety and security with no electrical work.
Planters add a comfortable, cared-for look. Match the colors of your flowers to the home.
- Gardening and Landscaping
If you have a garden, make sure it is weeded and tidy. Prune bushes and hedges. Keep the lawn mowed and trimmed.
- Cover Dead Spots
Trees create dead spots where grass will not grow. Hide these with shade-loving flowers or a layer of mulch. Or install decorative rock at the edge of the soil.
- Plant a Tree
Trees are typically planted in Ohio from April through mid-June and late October to mid-December. Try to avoid the same trees the neighbors have. Consider the best trees to plant including maintenance, seasonal color, effects on wildlife, height, proximity to your home, and how long it will take to mature.
Hardware and Adornments
Replace old house address numbers with shiny new ones.
Update your mailbox to a clean, sleek model that fits your style.
- Handles and Locks
Refresh your doorknobs and locks and even add a charming door knocker.
Ensure your lights are functioning and bright. Consider updating the fixtures at the same time. People notice dingy light fixtures before most other curb appeal features.
- Matching Hardware
When light fixtures, doorknobs, mailboxes, and house numbers match, they add a terrific aesthetic to your home.
Symmetry appeals to the eye. If you add a potted plant beside the walkway, match it on the other side.
A low fence shows off the home while adding a sense of privacy and security. Make sure your gates are sturdy and well maintained. Add a gated fence around the garden for a touch of elegance.
Express yourself with pieces like a fountain, birdhouse, ceramic statue, or holiday adornment that matches your style. It can be memorable and unique while not off-putting.
Incorporate decorative touches, furniture, and art pieces to increase curb appeal. Keep it clean, uncluttered, and well-maintained. Porch painting does wonders to freshen your exterior and welcome guests inside.
Improve the Exterior With These Curb Appeal Ideas
Exterior painting provides weather and insect protection, improved property value, and a more appealing home.
Ensure the roof is in good shape and blends well with your home's exterior.
- Front Door
The right front door paint color or stain makes an attractive statement. Our craftspeople can help.
- Window Boxes
Consider adding window boxes overflowing with plants and flowers. Match them to your home's trim.
- Trim and Molding
Freshly painted trim in a complimentary exterior paint color scheme makes a house pop.
Shutters add a classic look. Keeping them open allows for light and comfort.
- Gutters and Downspouts
Consider gutter cleaning, repair, and painting to ensure your gutter system works effectively and looks maintained. Repair cracks, blemishes, and rotted siding and trim. 365 Renovations can help with light carpentry services as part of an exterior painting project.
- Walkways and Driveways
Remove moss, mildew, and weeds, and then repair cracks and seal. For a next-level look, consider upgrading hardscapes to stone, brick, or tile.
All exterior railings should be sturdy, easy to hold, and well maintained for safety. You might also paint or stain them for a fresh look.
Make any necessary structural repairs. Clean, stain, and seal your deck.
Upgrading to energy-efficient windows adds value and helps regulate the indoor climate. New and old windows need a regular cleaning. We offer window replacement services.
- Pressure Washing
Make sure everything on the exterior is squeaky clean including decks, siding, walkways, porches, pergolas, and driveways. Pressure washing is a first step in our exterior painting process.
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Creating curb appeal is important, even if you aren't selling your home. A stunning view from the street can help extend your property value and decrease costly maintenance and repairs in the future.
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