Why Curb Appeal Matters



Curb appeal is the overall attractiveness the exterior of your home showcases and is important for many reasons. It can increase the property value of a home, it provides a sense of security for homeowners and guests, and it increases the overall appeal of the neighborhood. Three elements that best create curb appeal are: outdoor lighting, outdoor surfaces and outdoor accent features.

Lighting

Proper outdoor lighting can make or break a home’s curb appeal. Consider driving down the street in a neighborhood, what home stands out most to you? Is it the dark home with no lights on or the lit-up property that’s visible from down the block? Outdoor lighting creates depth and draws people to that certain area, providing a perfect setting for gathering with neighbors or watching the kids play out front. Exterior lighting is also a great resource for creating a sense of safety and security. Homeowners and guests alike feel safer and more secure walking up to a well-lit home.

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Outdoor Surfaces

The foundation of a home’s front yard has a direct effect on the property’s curb appeal. A dead lawn just won’t make the cut here. Pavers and/or artificial turf are the perfect options to enhance the curb appeal of a property. Pavers come in a wide variety of color and style options to match each home type and are completely customizable. Artificial turf is luscious and green all year long and requires virtually no maintenance. The greatest thing about pavers is that they’re designed to last for decades.

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Outdoor Accent Features

Having an inviting front yard design is key when it comes to creating curb appeal. Outdoor features such as a tranquil fountain or dramatic fire bowl create a relaxing environment and can help block out any unwanted street noise. In addition to being practical and encouraging more relaxation time, including an outdoor feature in a front yard design immediately brings a conversational focal point into the space. At the end of the day, a well thought out front yard design will show the neighborhood that a homeowner is dedicated to increasing the overall ambiance of the community they live in.

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