First impressions can say a lot about you. When people first see your home, they will gather a lot of information about you and your personality. For example, if you have a home that is well-taken care of, people will most likely assume that you take pride in your home and that you take good care of it. If your lawn and home appear to require a paint job or some landscaping, your home may not have the curb appeal that is the most desirable.
It doesn’t take much to make your home look good, and the good news is that you can do a lot of it yourself. We live in an era of seemingly limitless technology at our fingertips, and there are plenty of resources for inspiration and how-to tutorials.
All homes need at least some seasonal maintenance, and over the years, you will find that you need to take on a bigger project such as painting a fence or deck. Keeping up with the little and big odd jobs around your home will help to keep your home looking its best and help prolong the life of your property.
Decorate with the seasons but don’t leave Christmas lights up in July. A few nice pieces are all you need to show that you enjoy celebrating the different holidays and seasons that each year brings.
Green grass and fresh flowers will make your home feel more inviting and doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Keep long grass trimmed around edges, and the lawn mowed short. Keep everything green by watering as needed. There are plenty of products on the market that will help to fertilize plants and will also help to keep weeds under control.
Keeping your home’s exterior surfaces clean will help them look better and prolong their life. Regularly clean the roof, siding, and windows; Along with driveways, patios fences, and decks. Consult a power washing service for the best exterior cleaning methods.
If you are looking for a change but are restricted by a budget, you could paint your front door a fun color or even stain your cement or walkway. You could even add new hardware to your garage doors. Add some shutters to your windows or paint the ones you have.
Add some fun accents such as a garden gnome or birdbath. Just be sure not to overdo it. Less is usually more, and there is a fine line between just right and too busy. Look through home and garden magazines for ideas or watch DIY decorating shows for tips and insight. It can also help to ask friends and family for their opinion to get an outsider’s honest opinion. However, just be sure to choose colors and styles that you enjoy and that you want to live with since it is your home after all.