Showcase The Front Of Your House With Beautiful Color
Fall is a beautiful time of the year. The spectacular weather invites many to spend time outdoors; taking strolls around the neighborhood, visiting beautiful farmland, or leisurely driving around taking in the colorful scenery.
During this time of year, curb appeal is extremely important. The fall months prove to be a very active in terms of home sales, and home buyers typically visit neighborhoods to make sure they can see themselves living there. This means curb appeal must be a big priority for a seller.
What better time to showcase your home as a cozy, warm and inviting place to live. Follow the steps below to transform your house into a home buyers will love!
A few easy tips to improve your FALL CURB APPEAL
Continue to maintain your lawn, keep raking the leaves to maintain a tidy appearance. You don’t want a sloppy front or back yard it as the first impression a buyer sees as they arrive at your home.
Make the front door of your home a focal point. Highlight it with a fresh coat of paint. Pick a bright color that compliments the exterior colors of the house.
Clean up the exterior cob webs, dust, chipping paint- add a fresh coat of paint to exterior or clean and power wash to freshen up appearance. Make sure to power wash sidewalks and driveways also.
Clean the inside and outside of the windows- sparking clean windows show good maintenance on home.
Clean gutters are very important, both cosmetically and for the structural integrity of your foundation.
Update house numbers and mailbox. New clean and current numbers and mailbox show a well kept home.
COLOR AND BEAUTIFY
The fun part!
Plant beautiful seasonal cabbage, kale and mums to dress up the property and doorway. Add window boxes and container plantings in addition to spruce up bland areas. Fall season is colorful and offers a great array of textural planting and for added interest use tall grasses, pumpkins and gourds. Place a seasonally appropriate wreath on front door for added color.
Change bulbs to maximum wattage appropriate for fixture. Illuminate sidewalks, steps, backyard, front yard, and up- light trees and bushes. Try outside lanterns, solar walkway lights and spot lights. Create focal points. Spotlight the front door and house number.
Lori Carbone, President of Spaces That Speak Home Staging, has extensive experience in home staging, decorating and remodeling.
A Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, Lori has added formal training from The Staging Diva® Home Staging Business Training Program and Stagedhomes® business training program. Lori is an Accredited Staging Professional, and member of the International Association of Home Staging professionals (IAHSP), this distinction is the only nationally recognized staging accreditation, and is considered the leader by the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
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