When it comes to home upgrades and updates, often the bulk of the attention goes to indoor spaces. But, the outside your home is the area that makes an immediate impact. Each time you drive up to your home or walk to your front door, you should be amazed at how nice it looks. And, of course, you want to impress guests and greet them with a warm welcome. If the outside of your home needs a little attention, try these projects to automatically increase curb appeal.
Install new sod
The first step to increasing the curb appeal of your home is to ensure you have a lush, green lawn. Unfortunately, no matter which other projects you tackle, dry, patchy grass or an uneven yard will detract from the look of your home. Not only is dead grass unsightly, but it’s also not very pleasant for kids and pets to play on. If your lawn is beyond repair, or if you don’t have the green thumb to coax your grass back to life, it might be time to have new sod installed by a Charlotte landscaping company. During the sod installation process, a landscaping company will level and grade the soil, that you end up with a lush, green lawn that is even and lovely to look at.
Paint your front door
Nothing turns away guests like a front door that is cracking and peeling. Giving your front door a fresh coat of paint is an easy way to make a big impact. There are plenty of color options to match every style. Black, white or neutral tones that match the exterior of your home are classic choices that will stand the test of time. But, a pop of color will amp up the personality and style of your home. Red is a popular choice that is both bold and welcoming. Dark navy provides a high-end look without a high-end budget.
Update your welcome mat
When you first moved into your home, you were probably thrilled to place a fresh welcome mat in front of your door. But, have you thought about it since then? Welcome mats take a literal beating as every person that arrives at your home walks across them. It might seem like an insignificant detail, but guests are sure to spend some time looking at your mat as they wait for you to answer the door. Plus, welcome mats serve an important function of allowing people to clean their shoes before walking on your carpets. If your welcome mat looks a little worse for wear, big up a new one customized with your name, or with a cheery greeting. Or, make your own version with a few simple steps. Swapping out your welcome mat seasonally is an easy way to give a nod to the holidays without going overboard with décor.
Install a new mailbox
A mailbox is an often overlooked detail that is surprisingly important to curb appeal. Mailboxes are constantly exposed to harsh weather (and reckless drivers) which can break down the paint and finish. Installing a fresh mailbox is a budget-friendly, simple, and quick way to showcase the pride you have in your home. Before selecting a new mailbox, be sure you understand the regulations for size and placement to ensure that the result is both beautiful and practical.