Is the front of your home an eyesore for the neighborhood? If you hesitated for even a second, chances are your house could likely benefit from a curb appeal facelift. But don’t worry! We have 5 tips that can help you transform the front of your home and give it curb appeal that is welcoming, attractive, and that leaves a lasting positive impression on all who pass by.
Take a drive
First and foremost, take a tour of your immediate and surrounding neighborhoods. What themes are you noticing? Are there a lot of landscape-friendly front yards, or are front porches clad in inviting seating arrangements? Are there more popular color schemes than others?
Take notes as you drive around, being sure to focus on design styles you like, front yard features that appeal to you, what you’re not a fan of, and what elements you can picture at your own house. In addition to taking this neighborhood tour for inspiration, you can also get an idea of what changes you can make to improve your home’s curb appeal without making it stick out like a sore thumb.
Make your home luminous
Outside lighting can play a key role in welcoming guests into your home. Done the right way, it illuminates the beauty of your home at night and can help to deter unwanted “visitors” as well.
Consider installing a timed outside lighting system that bathes your landscaping, front door, and other attractive elements of your home and yard in a soft, welcoming light. You can also arrange solar lights along walkways and driveways for additional mood lighting and safety too.
Love your landscaping
Invest in landscaping that complements not just the front of your home, but the sides as well. Replace overgrown weeds with bushes and plants that thrive in your area. Install concrete planters and other creative elements like stone walls and cobbled paths for attractive features that will last for years.
Add creative elements with color
Refurbish your front door with a coat of bright, colorful paint and consider doing the same to your garage door. Replace your drab, crooked mailbox with a blue, yellow, or red mailbox supported by a stone pillar. Fill window boxes with fresh, vibrant colors that bring life to the front of your home. Wherever or however you choose, implementing pops of color in your front yard can go miles when it comes to boosting curb appeal.
Entice and entertain
What better way to leave a lasting impression on passers-by than reading a book on a porch-swing, hosting happy hour on your front patio, or enjoying a family breakfast on the porch? By incorporating functional, attractive, and durable outdoor furniture on the front side of your home, you can transform an area that was once unnoticed to a place that’s admirable, inviting, and memorable.
For more ideas on how to improve not just the curb appeal but the overall outdoor attractiveness and functionality of your home, contact Sonoma Backyard, today. With everything from high-end, all-weather outdoor furniture and accessories to custom pools, swim spas, and hot tubs, Sonoma Backyard has what you need to transform the yards of your home into welcoming havens.