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Changes to Make to Your Home’s Exterior
Monday, 10 April 2017, 12:50:00 PM

The exterior of the home determines the style and condition of the property and how much it stands out in the neighborhood. Many people make the mistake of focusing too much on the interior of the building when it's time to sell the home When you want to enhance your home's curb appeal, there are a few necessary changes to make to the exterior of the house.

 Changes to Make to Your Home’s Exterior

Add Flowers

Potted plants and flowers will incorporate extra color into your yard and can allow it to look beautiful in each season of the year. Use native plants that are easy to maintain and can survive in different weather conditions. Place the flowers near the front door or on the steps that lead up to your doorway to create a welcoming appearance.

You'll also want to trim the trees, which can cause damage to the property. Overgrown tree branches can also welcome critters and insects to infest the building if they have access to the roof.

 

Install a Fence

A fence that is built will allow your home to look picturesque and contemporary. A fence also increases the level of privacy that is available and will work as a security measure. Choose a fence that complements the design of your home, which can include a white picket fence or a wrought iron fence.

 

Add a New Door

Your home's door is one of the main focal points of the property and can influence the style of the building. Consider adding a new door that has windows or a decorative design. If you want to save money, you can add a fresh coat of paint and choose a color that pops. Red, yellow, and black are standard colors to add to the door if you want an updated style. The shutters on the home can also match the front door for added charm.

 

Include a Water Feature

Water features will allow the yard to feel tranquil and serene when you spend time outside. You can add a pond near a garden that has colorful fish and enhances the quality of the landscape. A fountain is a decorative element that will attract birds and butterflies to the setting. The added detail of the feature will create a more attractive space that you can feel proud to show off.

 

Clean Out the Rain Gutters

The rain gutters should be cleaned out every few months to prevent water from becoming backed up onto the roof and causing damage. Remove twigs and leaves that have accumulated to ensure that the water flows off of the building and is redirected away from the property. You can also install guards on the gutters to prevent leaves from building up in the metal structure. Removing debris will also reduce the risk of termites from making their way to the building when they're looking for water.

 

Upgrade Your Mailbox

The mailbox is a minor detail of the home but is one of the first features that neighbors see when they pass by your property. Upgrade your mailbox and make sure that it follows the city's regulations once you add a new feature. Your home address numbers should be visible on the mailbox to ensure that your property is easy to find for visitors. You can also use a mailbox that includes a lock to prevent theft with the items that are delivered. Adding a new mailbox is an inexpensive addition that will increase the charm of our home and can make it easier to sell.


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