Having a beautiful front yard will add a ton of curb appeal to your home. Whether you’re looking to sell your home and want to attract potential homebuyers, or you just want to increase the aesthetic on the outside of your home, adding curb appeal to your front yard is a great place to start.
We have some tips that will make this process easy and budget-friendly!
- Replace Hardware
An easy way to automatically increase the curb appeal of your home is to change the hardware on the front of your home. These include your wall-mounted mailbox, address numbers, door hardware, and lighting fixtures. By having these replaced you can not only create a unified look, but you can also add style and visual interest to your home’s curb appeal.
If you want to go with a theme, this is a great way to do it. If your style is, for example, modern farmhouse, there are a ton of options that you can purchase for all of these elements that will automatically give off the vibe you’re looking for.
- Make Sure Your Lawn is Looking its Best
Your lawn is a big part of curb appeal. Make sure your lawn is always looking its best by frequently mowing it, removing weeds, and raking leaves. If your lawn has dead patches, buy seeds to help the dead areas grow back. There are many different products you can buy for your lawn at your local hardware store. Remember to water your lawn frequently as well.
- Use Symmetry to Your Advantage
Symmetrical patterns draw the eye and instantly add curb appeal to your home. Some things you can do include creating focal points by placing matching wall lanterns or planters on both sides of your front door or garage door.
- Upgrade Your Garage Door
Although totally replacing your garage door may be expensive, there are simple ways you can give it an upgrade. Consider adding some hardware to give it some added style. If your garage door is made of wood, you can stain it to get it to a new colour. If it’s made of some other material, you can give it a quick coat of paint to spruce it up. Whatever change you make to your garage door will instantly increase your home’s curb appeal.
- Create a Clear Path to Your Front Door
Homes with direct paths to their front door are automatically much more inviting. Some ways you can do this are by installing a path of stone or brick. Alternatively, you can outline a path by planting some plants or installing some lighting.
If you have an existing concrete path, you can border it with grass, flowers, or plants. Whatever you choose is sure to make your home more inviting and increase your home’s curb appeal.
These are just a few ideas of things you can do to your front yard to increase your home’s curb appeal. Start small and work your way up to larger items as you get more comfortable.