Boost curb appeal and safety without spending a fortune:

  • Power washing a cement driveway, walk and patio will remove oil, rust and other stains. Repairing or sealing any cracks in these same areas during the summer will help with appearances and visitor safety and will also prevent winter temperature changes from causing more damage.
  • Clear the pathway to your front door by cutting back any overgrown landscaping.
  • Check for cobwebs and wipe down your front door and kickplate. Consider painting your door if it’s looking faded or worn.
  • Freshly planted pots of hanging baskets blooming with color add an inviting feel.
  • A new layer of mulch will immediately improve the look of your yard. Well-maintained, clutter-free yards are always appealing.
  • Make your fence pop! A semitransparent stain evens out signs of repair and may cover any discoloration. Don’t forget your deck, steps, rails, shed, etc.
  • Add some path lighting that will highlight the best plants in your yard. Low maintenance solar-powered options come in many styles to match your home’s architecture. Clean dust and dirt from porch and accent lights to ensure they are shining at their brightest.
  • Crystal clear windows are a strong indicator that the home is well cared for.
  • Buy new house numbers to make your front entrance more attractive and your home easier to find.
  • Add a new mailbox and post. (Check with your neighborhood’s regulations first before installing to be sure you’re up to code).
  • Don’t forget your roof. Replace any missing shingles, remove leaves, debris and clean any streaks that may be left over from winter and spring.