A beautiful home and yard create a comfortable and happy place to live and a fun place to entertain. Plus, these homes are often easy to sell because they have the features that quickly catch the eyes of home buyers. Smart homeowners know that it is not in the amount of money spent but in the eye-catching results where their homes and yards are truly enhanced. Here are four smart but easy ways to do just that.
Choose a Variety of Perennials
Your landscaping is often one of the first things to catch people’s eyes because it adds a great deal to the curb appeal of the home. By ensuring that there is plenty of color and texture around your home, you can often hide other flaws in the surroundings that would otherwise be more obvious. Choose perennials that bloom throughout the seasons so that you have little bits of color popping up throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Add Garden Borders
Another option for your yard is to enhance it with borders and special materials. Fences and short shrubs provide good visual barriers for your yard. Pavers and rocks can also do the same thing. Consider DIY masonry to create a beautiful garden wall in your front yard or backyard.
Focus on the Entrance
The next thing that you and your guests are most likely to notice is your front door and the general front aspect of your home. Try adding interest and beauty to your front stoop or porch. If you have the space, add pots of flowers or shrubs, a colorful rug and even a porch bench with throw pillows. If you do not have this type of space, amp up the area with a new door color, a brass door knocker and a punchy entry rug.
Enhance with Paint
Once inside your home, you may be tempted to focus on large remodeling projects to get the best results. However, you may be surprised to find just how great a fresh coat of paint in a new color can be. Opt for soft neutrals in most areas, but feel free to play with bolder colors in certain smaller areas, such as your entryway or the study.
Whether you are looking for ways to make your home better reflect your personality or are wanting to make a few quick changes to help your home sell quickly, these four tips are sure to enhance your home and yard. By focusing on key areas that first catch the eye, you will not have to spend as much time or money focusing on harder or more expensive tasks. You may be surprised at just how easy it is to punch up the style of your home.