So, you’re looking for ways to make the outside of your home look better. Whether you are trying to increase the value of your home for sale or just want to improve your home’s appearance, here are 11 ways to boost curb appeal.
Keep the Outside Clean
Simple things like raking, mowing, weeding, and keeping your landscaping maintained can go a long way.
- Make sure your sidewalks are trimmed.
- Pull weeds.
- Get rid of overgrown stuff.
- Trim trees and branches.
- Clean windows, shutters, and siding.
- Fix peeling paint and caulk.
Do a little bit extra by cleaning your exterior windows and power washing your driveway, sidewalk, and siding.
Front Door Makeover
The eye is always drawn directly to the front door. It’s probably the first thing you notice when walking up to the house. If you don’t want to repaint it, you can at least clean it up.
Assess your front door and entryway lighting. There are many ways to improve the look and feel of your front door and entryway with lighting:
- Single sconce
- Double sconces
- Flush-mount lighting
- Wall lanterns
- Bullet lights
Speak with the professional outdoor lighting designers for your free outdoor lighting consultation and design.
It’s important to have your house number clearly visible from the street. This isn’t just for curb appeal, it’s for your safety as well. You want to make sure that emergency personnel can quickly and easily find your home.
- Consider adding, replacing, or cleaning your home numbers.
- You can also add lights around the numbers to make sure they are visible at night and from far away.
Lighting up the paths around your home is a great way to improve curb appeal while increasing home safety and security. People want to be able to find their way from A to B without struggling and potentially tripping, falling, or getting lost.
There are many different pathway lights to choose from. So speak with a professional about your pathway lighting options.
One of the main things that burglars look for in potential target homes is a dark and unlit area. Poor lighting provides would-be burglars with the perfect cover at night. They can walk around your home without being seen.
We recommend speaking with a professional lighting designer to make sure you have the right lights in all the right places.
Learn more ways for using lighting to improve safety and security.
Don’t let lack of light cause an accident on your property. It’s a good idea to have lights that clearly define the entrance and edges of your driveway.
Depending on the length of your driveway, you may want to use pathway lights to line the edges.
Pendant lighting gives off a beautiful soft glow that is perfect for eating and entertaining. Keep in mind that there are many different types of pendant lights to choose from. Pendant lights are a favorite for many reasons.
String lighting, also known as café or bistro lighting, is a great way to add some romance and atmosphere to your outdoor spaces. They aren’t just for holidays and events.
Post lights are a great way to define pathway and driveway entrances. They are suitable for any kind of outdoor spaces. So, instead of those cheap tiki torches, consider permanent post lights as a way to individualize and spicen up your yard.
One of our absolute favorite lighting techniques is moon lighting. By placing lights high up, usually in a tall tree or high up on the home, you can simulate the effect of moonlight. This indirect lighting approach is a beautiful way to filter light naturally through the tree branches. Learn more about moonlighting.
Hardscape lighting is the design and process of lighting up walkways, patios, walls, pergolas, gazebos, rock work, and other natural and man-made materials. There is no landscaping without some hardscaping.
Improve Curb Appeal with The Perfect Light
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve the curb appeal of your home. Simple landscaping and lighting changes can quickly make your home more attractive and inviting. Get started with planning and designing your outdoor lighting project!
Whatever lighting design you choose, contact The Perfect Light for your free lighting consultation.