It is easy to ignore the outside of our homes during the winter. After all, depending on where we live, we might be stuck inside trying to stay warm. However, being stuck inside creates a great opportunity to sit with a notebook and pen and start planning for the spring! While you’re cozied up by the crackling fire, start planning for outdoor updates with these simple ways to improve your home’s curb appeal.
Your windows are a part of the face of your home. They make a huge statement and a first impression. How are yours looking? If you step back as an outsider passing by and find they don’t impress you, then try something new.
Shutters are an instant facelift for the front of a home. They can turn your windows and house from boring to eye-catching. There are different types of shutters and functions, so be sure to understand what it is you are ordering or desiring in a shutter for your home.
Grilles can also make a boring window more appealing from the outside, and as a bonus, from the inside too. White is the most common color choice, but sometimes, homeowners will use a wood stain. The great thing about grilles is you can order removable ones for easy cleaning.
Additionally, window boxes can boost our spirits when spring comes along. They instantly add a cottage-type feel to any home. You can purchase these naked so you can paint them whatever color you prefer, or they also come already painted. Fill them with potting soil and flower seeds in the spring and enjoy beautiful blooms through the summer. For a fun change, greenery works well in window boxes in the fall and winter.
Shrubs and Flowers
With so many people looking to garden in the spring, there is always an increase in online orders for shrubs and flowers. As such, now is the time to start planning so your order arrives on time.
You can’t go wrong with a front yard full of blooming flowers and shrubs. This a simple way to get outside, get your hands dirty, and improve your homes’ curb appeal.
Refresh what you have and consider new areas for ground coverings, bushes, annuals, and perennials.
If your home has wooden siding and needs a new coat of paint, you need to make this a priority. Likewise, if you have vinyl siding or brick, be sure to check other areas of your home that could use a paint touch-up.
Front doors, shutters that need a fresh coat of paint, and even your mailbox will all improve your home’s curb appeal when their color becomes new again.
Hunker down for the winter, but prepare for outdoor home improvements soon, and watch your curb appeal blossom.