15 Ways To CurbScape Your Home To Sell.
Everyone knows that good landscaping makes a home look welcoming and well kept. CurbScaping adds curb appeal with flowers to make your home standout in the neighborhood. Most homes listed on the market focus on the inside of a home to generate interest. However, we all know what they say about first impressions. The main purpose of CurbScaping is to create the feeling of “Welcome Home”. Here are 15 ideas to jazz up the outside of your house that will help your home sell faster.
- Hot colors pop in flower beds. Try using red, orange and yellow blooming flowers. Annuals can spice up a bed or walkway and are offered in a variety of options for spring, summer and fall.
- A freshly mulched bed is a neutral base to create your masterpiece; clean, weed free, and defining. Mulch accentuates plantings and sends the message that the home has been maintained.
- Well placed trees, large shrubs, and bushes add height and dimension to your landscaping. Start with these bigger specimens and layer your other plantings by height with low flowering perennials and annuals being placed next to walkways and toward the front of beds. The largest of specimens should be in the back with climbing vines and mid-height plants in the middle. See what trees are best to plant near a house foundation at http://righthouseleftclick.com/what-trees-are-safe-to-plant-near-house-foundation/
- Potted flowers lining steps and others placed at the front door are inviting and can be used to enhance a colorful front door. Create colorful pot combinations that mimic and compliment the door color. Add height to your containers with ornamental grasses, canna lily, elephant ears and spikes. Don’t forget the spillers or trailing plants that hang over the edge of the container. Proven spillers are potato vine, vinca, ivy or Wave petunias which soften the edges of the container. It’s a recipe for wow!
- Try painting your front door a vibrant color such as red, blue, or bright yellow. What better way to express yourself and draw attention even from the street.
6. Don’t forget the worth of a well mowed lawn.
7. Apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to the mailbox and plant color at it’s feet. Flowering vines can add vertical interest and also help hide ugly posts.
8. Clean and crisp modern house numbers added near the front door or to a mailbox are an easy way to add curb appeal and stand out.
9. Create architectural interest by adding a pergola structure above windows or a garage door. Plant with climbing vines such as roses, clematis, or trumpet vine to draw the eye up. You can also stain the wood and leave the pergola un-planted as a statement piece. The addition of planted window boxes below the pergola complete the framework.
10. Liven up the facade with a fresh coat of paint and complimentary accent color to trim. Carry the color scheme into your flower beds.
11. Cutback overgrown shrubs and bushes and trim low hanging branches from trees. It’s hard to sell a house that can’t be seen.
12. A barren landscape can be a blemish to the best of homes. If your budget is tight, focus on the porch. Two chairs and a table or a swing filled with plush pillows are a nice addition. Narrow porches do well with just the addition of a bench and a small side table. Surround the seating with plants in colorful pots, hanging baskets and a new welcome mat. Send the message that you enjoy relaxing on the porch by adding pillows and a throw to seating, decorations to the tables and some “green” to the space with ferns or a palm.
13. Light it up! Replace outdated light fixtures with wall mounted lanterns that make a nice accent to any facade. Add up-lights to showcase trees or other focal points in the front yard. Make sure all exterior bulbs are in working order. Take a photo of the house lit up at night and add to the listing gallery.
14. Painting a garage door in a complementary color is an inexpensive way to add pop against drab grey driveways.
15. Create a focal point in the front yard with a stone birdbath or a wooden bench surrounded by an oasis of green grasses, colorful flowers and matching pots.