Posted 4.20.16 @ 0:0 by: Staff

How your home looks from the outside can significantly have an impact on its market value. Improve your home’s appearance by following these simple tips that add both beauty and function without breaking the bank.

Edge Your Driveway

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Installing bricks, pavers, or stone to edge your driveway will surely make it look brand-new! Not only does this make a huge visual impact, it really amps up your home’s value too!

Replace an Old Garage Door

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Because garage doors are fairly large, having one that looks dull and outdated will dampen the look of your entire exteriors. Either replace your old garage door with a more contemporary option or paint it in a complementary but bold colour to give your home an instant facelift.

Install Lights on Your Sidewalk

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A lighted sidewalk makes your home more inviting and can add a bit of security as well. For a fuss-free option, choose solar lights. Not only do they not need electricity, installing them is as simple as sticking them to the ground.

Hide Dead Spots

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If you’ve got a lot of trees, chances are your yard has bald spots because trees take up a lot of nutrients from the soil plus can take away sunlight from young plants, preventing them from growing. Applying mulch on the bald spots or perhaps adding a small pond or a few potted plants that thrive in the shade ought to do the trick.

Plant Flowers

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Plant flowers everywhere! Line your sidewalk with flowering perennials, plant them in baskets to hang over your front porch, or inside flower boxes on both sides of your front door. You’ll be surprised at how much dressier your home will look like.

Trim Your Bushes

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All your hard work will be in vain if your yard is covered in trees and bushes. Give your trees a regular trim and see that bushes do not overgrow too much. You’ll want to make sure that every plant in your yard can be seen and has access to sunlight.

Build a Berm

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Got a large, featureless yard? Then building a berm should take care of that! This also allows you to add more places to plant flowers and build more features and focal points around your yard, thereby allowing you to maximize its potential.

Upgrade Your Mailbox

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Gone should be the days of the weathered gray box sitting on top of a rickety post. Give your mailbox a much-deserved makeover by building one to look like a post that complements your house. Adding a potted plant around the base will also be a nice touch.

Upgrade Door Locks and Handles

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Simply replacing your door’s old handle can make it look like new, much more if you install matching locks and house numbers. If this is too expensive for you, you can also try painting it and try one of the various metal paint options available these days.

Change Your Front Door’s Colour

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Bring out some paint and transform your front door into a more welcoming entryway. The bolder, the better, plus this makes your home stand out more in your neighbourhood too!

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