Home Aesthetics: How to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Did you know that good curb appeal can improve the value of your home? Whether you're planning on staying in your current home forever, or you're thinking about selling, improving your curb appeal can make a huge difference!

But how do you improve your curb appeal when you're on a budget? We're here with a few ideas that can help you out.

Read on for our top tips for improving curb appeal. 

Create a Beautiful Lawn

Your front yard is one of the first things that people will see when they walk by your home. Make it count!

Different people have different lawn preferences. If you're someone who loves a lush green lawn, consider having professional grass installation and maintenance to keep it looking bright and fresh.

If you love to garden, why not put some flowers in your front yard? While home-grown fruits and vegetables are best for the backyard garden, flowers are perfect for adding a pop of color to your front yard.

Consider planting flowers that are good for bees so you're also doing a good thing for the environment.

In Southern California, growing a lush garden isn't always easy. You could try xeriscaping to add some life to your yard without the need for irrigation. This gives natural-looking and easy-to-maintain results.

Statement Doors and Windows

Why not make a statement with your home exterior? 

Painting your home can be a lot of work, and it's not an accessible option for many homeowners. Instead, add colorful accents for a pop of color and more visual interest.

Statement doors are in right now, and you have countless options. They draw the eye, even from the curb. For bonus curb appeal, match your front door to your window shutters for a cohesive and stylish look. 

Keep It Clean and Tidy

If you want to maintain great curb appeal, you need to treat your home's exterior just like your home's interior. You have to keep it clean. 

Make sure that you keep your lawn looking healthy. Mow it so it doesn't get overgrown. Trim your bushes and make sure that your flowers are watered.

It's helpful to power wash your home's exterior and driveway at least once per year to keep everything looking clean. You'll be shocked at the difference that a single power washing session can make! 

Add Decorations

Why not add some personal flair to your home's exterior with stylish decor?

Some decor is functional. Adding a sweet sitting area where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors is a great way to mix curb appeal with function. 

Water features are popular for front lawns. Even something as simple as a fancy birdbath or small fountain will make a big difference. 

Add Lighting

Why not add some nice lighting features to your home? 

One of the most popular ways to decorate with lights is to add string lights. This is great for covered front porches. String lights aren't just for the holidays anymore!

You can also add lights above your front door or even a lit path leading to the back garden. 

To really highlight all of the hard work that you did with your front yard or garden, consider adding some landscape lighting options. These will draw the eyes of passers-by to your garden even in the evening.

Improve Your Curb Appeal With These Tips

Improving your curb appeal can be a lot of fun. Who doesn't want to make their home look better? 

Make your home appealing to passers-by and neighbors with these helpful and easy tips. You don't have to spend a lot of time or money to get a great home exterior. 

Are you a San Diego homeowner (or soon-to-be San Diego homeowner) who's getting ready to move? We want to talk to you! Contact us so we can start working together today.

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