Summer is synonymous with outdoor living. From enjoying a cup of morning tea in your backyard garden to taking a stroll around the neighbourhood, admiring your community for all that it is and maybe even wondering what your neighbour was thinking when they chose to make less than tasteful choices.
If you’re living with the hope that you never fall into the latter category, you’re not alone. Ensure your summer curb appeal is set at a high standard with everything you need to turn the tides in your favour this season.
Give a Good First Impression
Think of your front yard as the eyes of your home. It’s the first thing people see when they look toward your home. Clearing out clutter is the key first step in punching up your summer curb appeal.
Make a list of all unwanted items and donate anything that’s functional to a local charity. If an old lawnmower still has some utility to you, hide in a storage shed.
A clean driveway, walkway, and facade make all the difference in ensuring your home is making a good impression on neighbours. Take time to give your home a good power washing and make sure dirt and debris doesn’t put a damper on your home’s curb appeal.
Paint for the Down the Lane
A vibrant paint job can reinvigorate the exterior appeal of your home. Repaint your home’s facade, front doors, garage doors, and window panes. Choose colours that pair well together: warms with cools and cools with warms counterbalance each other and offset visual appearance for the better.
Pro Tip: Clear vinyl tarps save the day and make it easier to mark out where you plan on painting and protect things you don’t want to get paint on.
Green, with Envy
Liven up your curb appeal through a mix of varied greenery. Whether you’ve got meadowgrass or ryegrass, pick a consistent seed to spread out on your lawn for a lush pallet of green that compliments any selection of flowers, shrubs, trees, and more.
If you’re looking to aerate your lawn but have concerns about sun damage affecting the lawn seed adversely, insulated tarps or custom tarps can be placed over “bald spots” in your yard to minimise further damage. Sun and grass go well together when working in conjunction with proper watering and shade time.
Lawnscape Like the Pros!
A well-groomed lawn adds a manicured sense of majesty to your exterior. This means mowing the grass, pruning shrubs and bushes, trimming tree limbs, and keeping an eye out for any invasive greenery that will offset the carefully maintained landscape.
Open New Doors!
Your entryway to your home is more than just an entrance. It’s the first impression you give anyone and everyone who visits.
For a truly grand entrance, try installing a statement door, or even taking a page from the paintjob you gave everything else and choosing a colour that makes the door POP! If you’re on a budget, a new doormat might be enough to add some personality to your walkway.
It’s All a Facade
Add a little bit of flourish to your facade by trying to cultivate a collection of climber plants that provide some colour without going garish. Never be afraid to go the extra mile if you want that extra curb appeal.
Take Things to the Next Level
Adding a touch of something unconventional can build personality around the exterior of your home. Think about a unique point of focus that will enhance what is already around your front yard. The possibilities for additions are endless: a new sculpture in the garden, a specialty mailbox, or even a seating area.
Pro Tip: Investment in decor pays dividends in curb appeal. It doesn’t matter what you choose, as long as you keep that investment protected by a custom cover.
Statement Furniture Covers Your Bases
Outdoor furniture plays a critical role in your home’s exterior aesthetic. Add furniture to the space you have wisely. For instance, in tight coordiors, try a cute bistro chair and table set with some small planters and small statues.
If you have plenty of space, a sectional or sofa with cushions can add much-needed charm to your leisure space. Think about how to highlight the space. Elevation is the key to taking full advantage of your home’s curb appeal.
Revitalise Your Lighting Fixtures
No matter how beautifully you’ve arranged your deck, exposed light bulbs can ruin the ambiance you’re striving for. Try installing a stylish set of new lighting fixtures, selected to match your patio’s decor.
Select fixtures that compliment the exterior aesthetic of your home. Rustic, modern, and classic are popular choices for matching light fixtures to the overall aesthetic of your home.