Picture of beautiful home with much curb appeal taken from the sidewalk just outside of the front door by Newman Roofing, leading residential roofer in Columbus, OH

Real estate professionals say curb appeal can be the greatest difference between making or breaking a sale. When the exterior of your home and lawn makes a great first impression, everyone wants to come inside, including potential buyers. Whether you’re about to sell or planning to stay, everyone wants a home that looks great from the outside. Here are a few curb appeal ideas to spruce up your home’s exterior.

Highlight your front door

Your front door is often the focal point of your home’s facade. Make an inviting statement by giving your door a splash of color or installing a custom door. Adding a seasonal wreath or custom door knob can also catch attention and reflect your personal style.

Add some colorful landscaping

Dress up your yard with colorful flowers and plants. The front corners of your yard, along walkways or driveways, and directly in front of the house are the best spots for enhancing curb appeal. Make your flower beds extra appealing by incorporating various sizes and colors of different plants to catch the eyes of passerbys. Adding lighting along walkways is a great way to illuminate your home even at night.

Clean up the exterior

Pressure washing dirty siding, decks, walkways, along with oil-stained driveways is an extremely cost-efficient way to increase your home’s curb appeal. Additionally, washing the exterior windows by removing weather residue removes streaks and residue to let more sunshine in and light up your home.

Look up!

Most homeowners don’t give their roofs a second thought. But, the roof is an important curb appeal item that buyers and realtors notice. Is your roof missing any shingles, or is it curling and buckling? A quality repair or, if necessary, a new roof replacement will greatly increase your home’s curb appeal and resale value.

Clean up your yard

It’s very important to use good weed killers and fertilizers when it comes to taking care of your lawn and eliminating nasty weeds throughout the summer months. Overbearing weeds can take over your lawn and distract passersby from other aspects of your home. A neat lawn, free of weeds will make your lawn look bigger, greener, and more appealing.

Home is where the heart is, so it’s hard to look at your house with an objective outlook at times. It’s a good idea to bring in friends, family or professionals now and then to spot curb appeal issues that you otherwise might not see.

Newman Roofing has been providing premium quality products and professional roofing services in the Columbus, OH area for over 26 years. An accredited BBB business and platinum preferred roofing contractor with Owens Corning. The experts at Newman Roofing are here to handle all your roofing needs. Call today or fill out an online form for a hassle free quote!