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Three Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

Three Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

Nov 10 2015

First impressions are important, which is one reason you should maintain the outside of your home. The curb appeal of your house becomes even more important if you're trying to sell. Homes that look attractive on the outside generally sell faster than homes with cracked driveways and dirty siding.

A 2014 survey by the Ontario Real Estate Association reported that two out of five home buyers take curb appeal into consideration when looking at a house. If you're thinking about selling your house, or you're just looking to improve your curb appeal, here are a few features you should consider updating:


Driveway Pavers
Winter can wreak havoc on your nicely paved driveway and sidewalks, so inspect these features. Do you see any cracks or trouble spots? If so, it might be time to upgrade your paths. Paver stones are one option that look classy and are durable. Our interlocking pavers are designed to withstand heavy wear and tear of cars as well as considerable temperature changes, so the stones will last a lifetime.

The best part about this driveway material is that you can also create beautiful designs across your entrance and other paths. The charming aesthetic this brings to your home will immediately increase your curb appeal and have potential home buyers stopping in their tracks.

Landscape
Having a beautiful driveway and walkways won't matter if they're overshadowed by dead grass and straggly bushes. Revitalize the look and feel of your yard by replacing the turf with artificial grass. The vibrant green hues of the synthetic strands will create an inviting first impression of your home for any who stop by to visit.

It's also a good idea to trim bushes you have growing around your property. Neat, uniform hedges look much better than unruly ones.

Siding
The outside of your home is naturally going to collect dust and become splattered with mud at various times throughout the year. Don't let the siding on your house stay dirty. Instead, use a pressure washer to rid your home's exterior of unsightly streaks of dirt. You'll be amazed how vivid the colors of your house stand out after this extensive cleaning.

Tackle these outdoor features one at a time until they are all complete. When you're done, your house will look like new, and guests will be impressed with the curb appeal.


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