Curb appeal is a phrase that is tossed around a lot, but all it really means is “how does my home look?” At first you may question the importance improving your home’s aesthetic, but, before you discount appearance, remember that if you are looking to sell your home, the exterior is the first thing a potential buyer will see. Beyond that, some HOA’s (Home Owners Associations) and organized communities have stringent rules and regulations dictating how a home’s exterior must be kept. And let’s not forget how good it feels to pull into a driveway and see something you are really proud of.
Beyond mere appearance, many of the “curb appeal boosters” listed below actually have protective, lasting benefits to the interior and exterior of your home. Painting and sealing exteriors, doors and fences will protect the wood and interior of your home from rain, excessive sunlight, moisture and insects; potentially adding years to your home.
College Pro Painters is the premier student-run painting company in North America and Canada. With over 40 years of experience in the industry, College Pro Painters offers the following tips to improve your home’s curb appeal:
College Pro Painters reminds you that every great book should have a great cover. Painting your home’s exterior can add thousands of dollars to a residence’s resale value, and is one of the most cost-effective improvements you can make to a home.
Spice up an otherwise dull color scheme of a home by painting the door. Not only will it give your home a burst of color, it sets the tone for the rest of the house. Try a fun, bold color like red or yellow for a non-traditional yet classy look.
Highlight interesting architectural features of your home by panting trim. You can toy around with new color palettes and give your exterior a “face-lift.” College Pro Painters reminds homeowners that while painting trim can be a great improvement, there are plenty of downfalls, so be sure to consult a professional before beginning any major home painting projects.
Give your fence a little personality with a fun color, or classic look. Fences frame your home, and are often the first thing noticed on a property, so keep yours looking great!
For more home painting tips, visit the College Pro Painters website. Happy painting!