With its moderate temperatures, fall is a great time to spruce up the exterior of your home. Whether you’re planning to put your property on the market, or just want a more attractive exterior, here are some easy tips to improve curb appeal this fall.
1. Update the Exterior
Cleaning your home’s exterior is essential to boost fall curb appeal. Rake the leaves once or twice a week, sweep the porch, mow the lawn, and put away gardening equipment that is in the yard. Clean your gutters and weed the flowerbeds and garden.
2. Add Fall Plants to Improve Curb Appeal
Once summer is over, flowers and plants go to seed and die, leaving your yard looking lifeless. You don’t have to have a dull yard just because fall has begun. Create better curb appeal by replacing summer and spring plants with fall flowers such as marigolds, asters, sedum, and mums. Add color to your front door and porch with bright fall plants in attractive pots and planters.
To create sustainable fall curb appeal, plant a shrub or tree with bright red, yellow, purple, or orange autumn leaves. Some plants with colorful fall foliage include duke blueberry bush, red burning bush shrub, Virginia creeper vine, autumn blaze maple tree, October glory red maple, and oakleaf hydrangea.
3. Clean the Driveway and Sidewalks
Most people tend to overlook their sidewalks and driveways while cleaning. Often, merely sweeping your sidewalk or driveway is not enough. Pavement may look dirty due to decomposed leaves, black marks from tires, or stains from dirt run-off.
Pressure washing will leave the sidewalks and driveway looking clean and tidy. If you do not have the equipment, rent a machine or purchase one for cleaning up around the house.
4. Paint the Front Door to Improve Curb Appeal
The door is the first thing people notice when they visit your home, especially during fall when there are no leaves to block the view of the front of your home. Painting the door a bold color will capture the attention of your guests.
To create a great first impression, consider replacing your front door entirely. Look for an Energy Star-rated door to maintain the energy efficiency of your house during colder weather. Doors with elegant glass accents are attractive and increase natural light in your home.
Boost fall curb appeal by creating an entryway that looks welcoming and warm as temperatures start to drop. These tips will enhance the appearance of your home regardless of whether you want to make a great first impression or just improve your property.