Home Improvement: How to Increase Curb Appeal

Increase curb appeal with paved walkways, driveways,  general upkeep and outdoor lighting.

Increase curb appeal with paved walkways, driveways, general upkeep and outdoor lighting.

The exterior of your home says a lot to your community about the interior of your home. Not all people are concerned with the message their property sends to neighbors, passersby, and potential buyers in the future. But if you are someone who does, you stand to benefit greatly from the upkeep. Increasing your home’s curb appeal can increase the value of your home overall and ward off potential intruders. Let’s learn more about how.

General Upkeep

One of the easiest ways to increase your home’s curb appeal is to clean your property and practice general upkeep. This means making sure your yard, driveway and porch are free of debris, trash and potential junk – like old toys, newspapers and broken items. You should also make an effort to control unruly grass and weeds by mowing and trimming. Another easy – and sometimes forgettable – way to increase your home’s curb appeal is to wash your shutters, windows and doors.

 

Walkways and Driveways

Investing in a paved driveway or walkway is a great way to increase curb appeal and draw potential buyers in the future. Paved driveways and walkways are safer than traditional grass or gravel options – especially in winter months when inclement weather and ice may find a home on your property. They are easier to shovel, walk and drive on.

 

Landscaping and Lighting

Consider your landscaping options! Implementing trees, shrubs and flowering plants onto your property makes it more aesthetically pleasing from a curb standpoint and can really bring your property to life. Outdoor lighting can also emphasize the landscaping or hardscaping features you choose – like plants, walkways and doorways. The more well-lit the exterior of your home is, the less likely it is for a potential intruder to come onto your property (since their identity could be revealed much easier).

 

 

READY FOR THE LANDSCAPING PROFESSIONALS TO GIVE YOU A HAND?

If you think you’re ready to start getting your yard back to all of its verdant glory then you can contact Rhine Landscaping by giving us a call at 410-442-2445. We’ve got the knowledge your lawn needs to get it ready for summer. You can also contact us on our website. We can help you plan, plant, and create the yard of your dreams.

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