Even if you’re not thinking about putting your house on the market, the need to add curb appeal is undeniable. After all, you’ve made a major investment in both your home and your property, but none of that investment will be realized unless you’ve got an aesthetically appealing space. Literally speaking, curb appeal is referential to the face of your space; and it’s what everyone sees immediately when they come to the borderline of your property.
And while a curb may delineate a physical limit, it doesn’t have to limit the possibilities of just what you can create in your landscape. Even the simplest things can add curb appeal to your home and your yard––and some of them don’t cost a dime. Before you make any plans for your next project, though, try to think objectively. Take a stranger’s view of your outdoor space so that you see what they see. Make a wish list of the elements you feel are crucial and visualize them in your own property. How will they fit? Will that fountain you’ve always dreamed of look silly and ostentatious or cohesive and complimentary? Will those topiaries look tip-top or tacky?
As you go about your newly embraced task to add curb appeal, start with the basics and proceed from there…Who knows? You might find even more inspiration as you work; and when you finally get to cross “Add Curb Appeal” off your list, you’ll feel truly confident that your curb is the most appealing on the block.
Some simple steps to add curb appeal?
- Trim your trees, bushes, and grass. Looking overgrown can be a huge deterrent.
- Light up your landscape with complimentary lighting that will not only add to the safety and security of your property after the sun goes down, but also highlight some of those standout features you want people to notice.
- Replace and repair decking, sidewalks, walkways, and driveways that might be cracked, rotting, or damaged in any other way.
- Add an element that packs a punch and makes a statement, like a well-placed water-feature; a sculpture; a unique tree; or even a bench or seating area. The thing to keep in mind is that while it stands out, it’s still complementary to the rest of your property.
- Add some color and visual interest with flowering plants, trees, and other foliage that will grow well without crowding your space and seeming to overwhelm everything around it.
As you look for ways to add some appeal to your curb, don’t curb your potential! Give Executive Landscaping, Inc., a call today!