6 must-haves for high value curb appeal


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6 must-haves for high value curb appeal

By emily.bailey

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

6 Must-Haves for High Value Curb Appeal | Schlage

Here are six must-have curb appeal details that are high value and will take your home's style up a notch.




Spring is in full swing with summer right on its tail. Now's the time to get your home in tip-top shape so you can get outside and enjoy the beautiful, warm weather. Take some time this month to create a little curb appeal that you can be proud of. Here are six must-have details for creating high value curb appeal and taking your home's style up a notch.

1. Well manicured lawn

Sometimes the best curb appeal is the most simple and that means you have to start with the right foundation. Focus on defining clean lines around walkways and flower beds and help your grass look its best with a little fertilizer. Make sure you pull those pesky weeds that can show up in cracks in the sidewalk and driveway and give any existing trees and bushes a trim, making sure to pick up any lingering sticks or leaves.
6 Must-Haves for High Value Curb Appeal
Curb Appeal via Schlage

2. Fresh exterior

Sometimes, all you need for a fresh exterior is to give your home a quick wash. This provides the perfect opportunity to take note of any places that need attention, such as chipping paint around the windows, missing shingles, or siding that needs repair. Pay attention to the details to help your home look as good as new.

3. Vibrant front door

Give your home a boost of cheer and add an eye-catching element by refreshing your front door with a new, vibrant color. Stick with what you know by choosing a fresh coat in the same shade or push the limits by thinking outside the box and painting a unique shade instead. Don't forget to complete the look with a new handleset and coordinating lighting.

4. Pops of color

Adding a little pop of color is easy when you opt to add a new planter with flowers. The options are endless so be sure to stick to a theme that coordinates with the existing style of your home. The front door is the perfect location for flowering plants but don't forget the rest of your home. Consider adding planters where accessories are lacking, like the garage in this photo below.

5. Clutter-free

Even the most well-planned landscaping can suffer from too much clutter. Be careful not to add too many accessories and make sure garden tools and toys are kept where they belong instead of littering the yard.

6. Complete

When you own your home, it seems as though the projects are never ending. If you're not careful, you may end up with several incomplete projects, distracting from the hard work you've done to get your curb appeal in tip top shape. Resist the urge to start a new project when another has yet to be complete. You'll be much more satisfied when you can take a step back at the end of the day and enjoy a job well done.

What advice do you have for fellow homeowners when it comes to adding high value curb appeal? Comment below to let us know!