With the improvement in the economy, home values are increasing and many homeowners are considering investing money in their homes prior to placing the home on the real estate market for sale in communities across the Main Line such as Rosemont, St. Davids, Swarthmore, Villanova, Wayne and Wynnewood. If you are planning home improvements this year, consider improving the “curb appeal” of your home. Enhancing your home by improving curb appeal is an important, and often fairly easy, method of adding value to your property without spending a tremendous amount of money. HGTV reports Realtor Ron Phipps as saying, “If all your remodeling is on the inside, but the outside of the house is challenging, you’ll never have a chance to even show the inside.”
1. Perform basic maintenance to enhance curb appeal: The first step in working on the appeal of your home as viewed from the curb is by performing basic maintenance such as cleaning mildew on the walks and driveway, removing all organic debris, cleaning out garden beds, trimming trees and removing anything that is unnecessary in the landscape.
2. Repair or replace home and garden features: Secondly, adding new items such as upgrading the mailbox, front door, door and window hardware, garage door, lighting fixtures, etc. will spruce up your home in subtle ways. You can then proceed to add landscaping such as gardens at the mail box area, near the main entrance or along a main walkway to create the curb appeal that will attract buyers.
3. Nighttime curb appeal adds character: Remember to consider night time curb appeal, including low voltage lighting along the walks, around major landscaping areas and entryways. Install a decorative pole mounted light or wall mounted light fixtures at the front porch or other areas to accentuate and illuminate distinctive landscape and architectural features at night.
Aardweg Landscaping is a recipient of the coveted Best of Houzz 2014 Award for Customer Satisfaction in Landscape Design and Architecture. You will find a plethora of gorgeous garden designs and images at the Aardweg Landscaping Houzz page.
With more than 35 years worth of experience providing landscaping services to Rosemont, St. Davids, Swarthmore, Villanova, Wayne and Wynnewood homeowners, Steve Aardweg of Aardweg Landscaping has the expertise to design and implement a landscaping plan that will provide ultimate curb appeal. For more information, call Steve at 610.355.0703 or contact Aardweg Landscaping via email using the web contact form.
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