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3 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appeal

by Kevin Smith Author

One of the best things you can do to sell your house is to improve its curb appeal. While this might involve getting dirty, and possibly a little demolition, it is important to be willing to make some drastic changes in order to draw buyers’ attention to your house instead of the one next to it, and many of these can be done with minimal financial investment by hiring painters in Kennesaw.

1. Painting

The most visible thing you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal is to give the house a new coat of paint. But, that doesn’t mean just repainting the house the same color. Take some time to look at the houses in the area and come up with a color scheme that will not only accent the home’s architecture but also allow it to stand out from the crowd. This doesn’t mean choosing some garish color simply to get attention, but rather finding a color that highlights the house’s natural aesthetic. One way to do this is to use two or more complementary colors, using the secondary color to paint the trim or accents on the house. While white is a tried and true color, only use it as a secondary color for window trims, railings, and such. If you choose a brighter color, be sure to use a muted tone to bring it down a notch. Going too bright will make your house look like an army of clowns may come tumbling out. And, don’t forget to choose a nice accent color for your door as a nice “button” for the eye to land upon, drawing people into the home.

2. Landscaping

Next to painting the house, landscaping is inarguably the most important thing you can do to improve the look of your property. The key here is variety and planning. A home with a straight hedge and one type of flower planted in the front is boring and practically invisible to people looking to buy your home. That type of landscaping just blends in. When looking for plants, obviously the first thing to consider is your growing region. Buying plants that thrive in warmer weather is not going to help you in Minnesota. Always do your research before putting anything into the ground. Once you know what type of plants to buy, start looking for a variety of not only colors but levels. Adding different heights to your landscaping goes a long way toward making it more visible and visually pleasing. Make use of decorative trees and grasses to give some vertical nuance to your yard. In addition to the plants you use, try to find interesting looking stone to create beds and retaining walls. Add some color here as well. Try to avoid too many straight lines unless you have a very modern home. Straight lines take away the feeling of the landscaping being “natural” and make it feel more intentional. You want it to feel almost as if this landscaping has occurred naturally, and you only highlighted its features by cleaning it up and adding some stone and mulch.

3. Decks, Porches, and Patios

If your home doesn’t have a porch on the front and simply has an entryway it can look a bit bland. Adding a beautiful wooden porch or even just an eave over the front door with elegant columns can go a long way and make the home look more engaging. A deck or patio is a fantastic way to improve the look of a backyard. While some decks and patios can become quite expensive, it is important to note they also can increase your home’s value, so be sure to weigh the pros and cons before making the decision to either build one yourself or hire a contractor.

Once you’ve decided how you’re going to improve the look of your home’s exterior, it is important to decide if you are going to be doing the work yourself or hiring someone to do it for you. There are plenty of contractors and painters in Kennesaw that are affordable and able to work within your budget.


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Created on May 17th 2018 04:48. Viewed 483 times.

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