Picture this: You step out of your car onto a beautiful rock driveway and see perfectly trimmed grass adorning your lawn. The fence around your house is perfectly straight and your partner waves to you from your gorgeous patio. As you walk along the beautiful stone path to your backyard, you see your kids sitting around a stunning fire pit roasting marshmallows. If that sounds like your dream life, then it’s time to make it a reality and boost your home’s curb appeal!

Curb appeal refers to the aesthetic charm of a home when it’s viewed from the sidewalk. In other words, it’s the first impression your home’s exterior makes. Enhancing the curb appeal of your home can boost its value by over 7%. It also makes your home look neat and organized, which studies show is vital to safeguard your mental health. But what steps can you take to improve your home’s curb appeal and make it the envy of your neighborhood?

Here’s a look at the top 5 ways to enhance your curb appeal.

 

1. Upgrade Your Lawn

One of the first things people notice about a home’s exterior is its lawn. Therefore, upgrading your lawn is half the battle when it comes to boosting curbside appeal. The best way to make your lawn look gorgeous is by ensuring the grass is healthy. If you cut it too short, you’ll stunt the roots’ growth. This will cause the grass to become yellow or brown.

You must also ensure you don’t over-water your lawn as it’ll increase the likelihood of your grass succumbing to diseases like shallow root syndrome. We recommend hiring professional landscapers who have the training and experience to make your grass look perfect.

2. Install Iron Entry Doors

Did you know iron entry doors offer a staggering 96.6% return on investment? In other words, you’ll only pay 3 cents for every dollar spent on an iron entry door in the long run! Iron entry doors come in a variety of designs and sizes to suit every type of home. For example, if your home features a contemporary design, then an iron entry door featuring clean, minimalistic lines will complement its aesthetic.

3. Update your Porch

Porches have been a part of homes since the times of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. The extent to which they’ll boost your home’s curbside appeal depends on how you decorate them. An empty porch is a missed opportunity to boost your curbside appeal! Therefore, we recommend adorning them with things like your favorite plants to leave a lasting impression on passers-by.

4. Frame your Door with a Stone Veneer

Are you thinking of ways to make your door stand out from the others in your neighborhood? Why not frame it with stones! Stones have been used to build everything from Scottish castles to Native American forts—but that doesn’t mean they’re unsuitable for contemporary building designs.

If you’re looking for an affordable way to make your door aesthetically appealing using stonework, we recommend checking out stone veneers. They’re built by adding a layer of stones to a building’s wall, and you can either opt for real or manufactured stones. Either way, they’re a great way to make your doorway look beautiful and unique.

5. Install Adequate Lighting

One of the best ways to make your house stand out is through the right lighting. If the front of your home isn’t well lit, then its curbside appeal will fade as soon as the sun sets! The last thing we want is for darkness to hide the hard work that’s gone into your front yard.

Therefore, we recommend investing in lighting up your front door, garage, and garden to maximize your curbside appeal 24/7.

Front Door Lighting

Front door lighting will illuminate your porch’s décor or the gorgeous iron entry door you’ve installed. It’ll also prevent thieves from stealing packages and create a more welcoming feeling for your guests.

Garden Lighting

Garden lights make a world of a difference to how your lawn looks—especially if you’ve just worked on the landscape. We recommend getting pathway lights installed as well so your garden and driveway sparkle at night!

An outdoor firepit

Thinking of getting stone veneers to improve your home’s curbside appeal? It’s best to hire the experts.

Stone Solutions Maine offers professional landscaping and masonry services in South Portland that are guaranteed to boost the aesthetic appeal of your home. They’ve built a reputation for delivering the finest hardscaping and landscaping services and are led by Rob Howard who has over 25 years of experience.

If you want your house to be one of their next successful projects, then contact Rob today by emailing rob@stonesolutionsmaine.com.