Spring is (almost) in the air and it’s time to refresh your outside space. Whether you are trying to sell your house or just want to make your front landscape more attractive, there are easy steps you can take right now to enhance your curb appeal. If you don’t know where to start or are just overwhelmed by all that needs to be done – tackle one thing and focus on the entrance to your home.
Why not paint your front door an eye-catching color that complements your house? Then hang a wreath that coordinates with the paint color and reflects your personal style. Give the entrance more prominence by placing two large containers of plants on either side of the door. If you have a front porch or a set of stairs leading to the front entrance, mass several pots of plants together, but stick with a scheme of just two or three colors.
Update your hardware such as the door knob, door knocker, house numbers, mailbox and exterior lighting. For a more contemporary look, choose brushed nickel hardware and for a more traditional look, choose black or bronze. Add inexpensive solar lights to illuminate the path to your front door. Purchase a fresh welcome mat and power wash mildew stains from the driveway and sidewalk leading up to your entrance.
Plant colorful annuals and flowering and fragrant perennials near your entrance for added impact. Even one area of color adds enormous curb appeal.
Cheerful yellow front door with hanging pots of yellow flowers and an annual bed out front adds great curb appeal.
Take some time today to walk around your front yard and assess what needs to be done. Write up a priority list and get started! Soon you will be rewarded with curb appeal that will be the envy of your neighbors!