6 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

June 27, 2017 3 min read

Front view of a light brown house with a white garage and a white porch, with a long front lawn and driveway.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home or just give it an upgrade, first impressions are everything to both prospective buyers and your houseguests. The exterior of your home should be a reflection of what people will see on the interior of your home.

No matter what your budget may be, there are many different projects you can take on to have the best looking home on your block! Learn some of our 6 ways to boost your home’s curb appeal below.

 

1. Paint Your Home’s Exterior

One of the most drastic ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is to give the exterior of your home a makeover! Are you sick and tired of the dull and faded color of your siding? Breathe new life into your home with a fresh new coat of exterior paint!

If painting the whole house is not within your budget, you can opt for updating smaller parts of your home with a fresh coat of paint, such as your front door, trim, and/or shutters. Choose a bold color that will make your house stick out from the rest on your block, but make sure it matches the rest of the colors on your home! Creating an inviting exterior color scheme will be sure to get your home noticed for all of the right reasons.

 

2. Stain Your Porch

Your front porch is one of the first thing your guests see when they visit your home. But over time, foot traffic and the weather can wear down the finish on your porch. This leads to your guests having a poor first impression about your home.

Luckily, a little stain goes a long way! When it comes to staining your porch, the most important thing to keep in mind is to pay close attention to details. From preparing your surface to applying the stain, you will get the best outcome if you take your time!

 

 

3. Plant Flowers and Shrubs

Looking to boost your home’s curb appeal on a budget? Greenery is a great way to spruce up your property! The best choice, especially if you’re trying to hide your home’s foundation, is to pick large, flowering plants that have a generous, leafy spread. Add a pop of color with beautiful hydrangeas, azaleas, or rhododendrons. If you don’t have room for a garden, purchase pots and planters to fill!

Looking for a more permanent, year round option? Try planting shrubs!

 

4. Add Interesting Details

Another great option for homeowners on a budget is to spruce up the exterior of their home with interesting details. Whether you purchase shiny new house numbers, a new porch light, or a one-of-a-kind doorknocker, these small details can really make a big difference in the overall curb appeal of your home.

 

5. Mow and Nurture Your Lawn

Your front yard is a major component of your home’s curb appeal. An overgrown lawn can dramatically decrease the overall look and feel of your home. Be sure to mow, fertilize, and water your lawn religiously, especially during the warm summer months. In addition, be sure to pull and/or kill any weeds that are taking away from the beauty of your front lawn.

 

6. Declutter

Have old and unsightly objects taking away from your home’s curb appeal? It’s time to declutter and get rid of the junk! Dispose of anything that comes off as an eyesore, including old vehicles, lawn furniture, swing sets, dead bushes, among other common objects. Anything that isn’t adding to the beauty of your home can be thrown away, given away, or recycled!

 

Exterior Paint and Stain in Pennsylvania

Looking to improve your PA home’s curb appeal this summer? Look no further than Gleco Paint! With three convenient locations and a wide variety of exterior paints and stains to choose from, our expert staff will help you find the perfect products for your home. For more information about the products we offer, be sure to stop by one of our locations or contact us today.


Leave a comment


Also in Our Blog

Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary
Namaste in Bed: Soothing Shades for Your Sanctuary

December 11, 2019 2 min read

When it comes to serenity in your sleeping quarters, we’ll lay it down: the bedroom is meant to be a dreamy oasis; a calming and comfortable retreat; a relaxation station designed especially for you to unplug and power down. 

Read More
Benjamin Moore Color Trends 2020 First Light 2102-70
Find yourself feeling “meh” about the 2020 Color of the Year? Cohabitating with the 2020 Color Trends Collection.

October 18, 2019 2 min read

Let’s address the pink elephant in the room: that the Color of the Year, First Light 2102-70 is, well, pink. Understandably, the choice is not sitting comfortably with everyone
Read More
Benjamin Moore Color of the Year 2020 First Light 2102-70
Love At First Light, 2020 Color Of The Year

October 11, 2019 2 min read

Everyone, and we mean everyone, looks next-level happy and healthy with a rosy glow. Slowly sip on that fact as we bask in Benjamin Moore’s choice for Color of the Year 2020: First Light – a fresh and luminous blush-pink stunner that is both flirty and flattering. 
Read More