Easy Touch-Ups to Give Your Home Curb Appeal

Spruce up your yard in time for summer entertainment with these quick and affordable fixes for the most common curbside complaints.

Pressure Wash and Spray. Start at the roof, then work your way down, to remove stains and dirt from walkways, driveways and even fences. Whiten and brighten the concrete, crevices and other corners of your home and yard to lighten the entire area.

Clear the Clutter. Trim and remove low branches and excess clutter to create the look and feel of clear, open space. Consider purchasing plastic partitions or other low-maintenance storage units to hide away trash cans and other unsightly items that add to the perception of clutter and detract from the beauty of your home.

Touch Up the Paint. Shutters, doors and awnings are all prone to excessive wear and tear over the winter months; make a point of touching up the paint. It’s an easy and affordable way to revitalize the look of your home.

Add a Touch of Colour.
Bring in fresh mulch; then follow up with strategically placed flowers, potted plants and other enhancements throughout the yard. This will add interest while helping hide those tough trouble spots. |

Create a Focal Point.
The most successful landscapes incorporate a central element that serves as the focal point for the entire area. Use the same strategy in your own yard. Begin with something affordable and small like a garden bench or pond to add elegance and appeal.

June 2009