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How to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home: 5 Tricks

If you have ever sold a home or watched just one episode of anything on HGTV, you are probably very familiar with the term “curb appeal.” Curb appeal refers to how attractive your property looks from the outside and the type of first impression it gives to visitors or potential buyers.

Whether you are investing in a house you love or sprucing up a house you plan to sell, curb appeal is key. But figuring out how to make your home pop can seem tricky at first. Here is our guide on how to add curb appeal to your home from the team at American Custom Contractors.

1. Spruce Up Your Landscaping

No matter how perfectly you paint and wash your home, an eyesore front yard will steal the show. If your yard is overgrown or your grass is dying, do some basic lawn care to clean things up. Cut your grass regularly, and fertilize brown, dying grass to give it new life.

Add some flower beds or potted plants for pops of color and visual interest. Need some guidance on your landscaping? Check out these spring and fall flower ideas.

2. Update Your Siding

Weather and time can easily erode away the vibrance of your siding. Adding a simple coat of paint can transform the outside of your house. While repainting is budget-friendly, it is also a time-consuming and temporary solution.

Consider upgrading to vinyl siding that will stay vibrant with minimal upkeep for years. If you need some extra help choosing the right siding color for your home, check out our guide.

3. Repaint Your Front Door

One of the easiest things you can do to increase your curb appeal is make your front door pop. Paint a bright, cheerful color like red or turquoise to stand out against darker brick. Paint a striking, deeper color like blue or black to stand out against white siding. If your home has shutters, consider painting them to match the front door for a cohesive look.

4. Clean Your Gutters

Don’t let dirt and debris build up in your gutters and cause water damage or mold growth on your roof. Clean your gutters out at least once every spring and fall. Need tips on how to clean your gutters? Check out our guide.

5. Add Seasonal Décor

Last but not least, seasonal decorations are a nice touch on the front porch. Adding a simple festive wreath or a couple of garlands or banners can help your home to seem more inviting.

Need some inspiration? We have decorating guides for almost every season on our blog. Here are some summer, fall, and winter ideas.

Need some extra help figuring out how to add curb appeal to your home?

If you want to add curb appeal to your home but you need some extra advice, reach out to our team at American Custom Contractors. Our roofing, siding, and window services can all benefit the appearance and value of your home.

Do you need new siding or windows for your Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C. home this spring? Our team at American Custom Contractors can help! Give us a call at (301) 327-2013.


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