Spruce Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Spring is here! Yes, it comes and goes as the weather flip-flops, but we’re still excited about the change! If you’re looking to sell your home, or simply take pride in beautifying it, here are a few tips on how to spruce up your home’s curb appeal.

The Magic of Mulch

edgingMulch really does wonders in brightening and defining garden beds. Before laying down a fresh layer of mulch, do some edging along your grass line.  This creates a clean border and prevents the grass and mulch from mixing. Click here for edging tips. Alternatively, you can create a barrier using rocks, stone, wood, or other border options. Secondly, remove any visible weeds. When adding mulch, create a nice and thick layer of 2-4 inches.

Wash Away the Winter Grime

IMG508Winter can be tough on Massachusetts homes. You likely have a layer of dirt on your siding and decks. A nice power wash can remove the excess dirt and allow your home to shine. If you’re planning on tackling this task yourself, be sure to use the correct setting on the power washer to avoid damaging any surfaces. For siding, do not point the nozzle upward as this can allow water to get behind the siding and damage your home. Instead, always point in a downward direction.

Add Pretty Flowers

IMG507Flowers make your home look beautiful and welcoming. There are so many options as well. You can add a flower box to windows or porch railings, potted flowers on steps or porches, hang them on your door, and more. The possibilities are endless!

Add a Fresh Coat of Paint

Paint can turn the old into new. Consider painting your decks, stairs, and doors for a fresh new look. When selecting colors, evaluate your home’s overall color scheme and think about including a splash of color (usually on your door or by adding furniture, flowers, or other decor).

Advice for Massachusetts Home Sellers

Improving your home’s curb appeal is extremely important if you’re planning to sell your home. Many potential buyers will drive by your property before deciding whether you schedule a showing. Your home’s curb appeal should attract buyers and make them want to see more. Homes with good curb appeal will usually sell quicker and for more money, so your efforts will definitely pay off!