Curb appeal is commonly known as, “The visual attractiveness of a house as seen from the street.” We experience it every time we pass a beautifully landscaped property and respond with an admiring “Wow!” Or, conversely, we sense the lack thereof when we pass a home whose lawn or garden needs something to elevate it from mediocrity.
What are some ways to improve your home’s curb appeal and get your Main Line landscape design all “dressed to impress”? As rudimentary as it might sound, freshening up the building exterior is a simple step that can make a dramatic difference in the curb appeal for your Main Line landscape design. Getting a power wash to remove dirt, grime, dinginess and mildew gives everything a wonderfully clean feeling, while a new coat of paint can brighten up worn out surfaces. Here are additional ideas:
Use brightly colored plants – Vibrant colors draw the eye, so placing these skillfully throughout your landscape means that people will notice your lawn and garden. A thoughtful arrangement of bold colors along the front of the house and bordering the driveway and paths can make even the smallest lawn pack a powerful curb appeal punch.
Emphasize the entryway – By enhancing the features around your home’s main entry, you gently guide your guests’ eyes in the direction you want them to go. Ornate wrought iron benches, lovely planters spilling over with warm hues, decorative accents, special lighting – all these convey an aura of welcoming hospitality and decidedly good taste.
Add a fence for function or aesthetics – Whether your new fence is primarily functional to add privacy or security, or actually added for aesthetic purposes to build character and charm – it is an excellent strategy for adding curb appeal. House Logic says, “A picket fence with a garden gate to frame the yard is an asset. Not only does it add visual punch to your property, appraisers will give extra value to a fence in good condition, although it has more impact in a family-oriented neighborhood than an upscale retirement community.”
Take a look at your house through the eyes of visitors and passersby to discover areas in your Main Line landscape design that could use a bit of sprucing up. A little attention to these details can take your home’s curb appeal from ordinary to spectacular in no time.
Consult with your landscape design professional when adding landscaping color, fences and entry area emphasis requesting that he or she provide details and plans to help you make the most of your property.
Attention Philadelphia and Tri-State region in the Main Line, PA; suburban Philadelphia, southeastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey or northern Delaware area homeowners — schedule a complimentary on-site consultation to discuss ideas to improve curb appeal with the Philadelphia / Main Line company, Aardweg Landscaping by calling 610.355.0703, or by sending us an email.
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