Spring has come early for us this year here in Minnesota. All the sunshine and warm temperatures are the ideal excuse to get outside and get busy on that list of housing projects. If one of your goals is to increase your home’s curb appeal with a few simple projects around the house, we’ve gathered some great ideas for you from the housing pros.
Give your front door a splash of color
The experts over at Houzz.com say that choosing a bright, bold color for your front door can really make your home feel extra cheery. They believe so strongly in this aspect of house design that they have a whole blog post dedicated to helping home owners know when and how to pick the right color for your front door.
Replace old, worn-down hardware
Can you clearly see your house numbers from the road? Is your mailbox standing up straight and tall? Is your house well lit at night? Better Homes and Gardens recommends that by investing a few dollars to make these outdoor elements of your home work together as a whole, it can help convey the aesthetic of your home.
Repair your roofing and gutters
Your roof is your first line of defense against water damage. Cracking and missing shingles make your home look extra distressed, plus they can be serious warning signs to home buyers for more serious (and expensive!) problems inside your home. HomeAdvisor suggests that if your gutters aren’t able to effectively move water away from your home’s foundation, it’s a good idea to have a professional roofing contractor swing by for a formal inspection of your roof.
Plant a few flowers out front
All the pros say planting some flowers in the front of your home is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to increase your home’s curb appeal. Check with your local nursery to see what plants and flowers are native to your area. Choose to go with perennials so they keep coming up year after year, that will spare you the work of replanting every spring. Whether you decide on potted plants, hanging flowers, or shrubs to decorate your front path, your home has everything to gain.