Fall will be here before we know it, and whether you’re ready for sweater weather or wish the heat of summer would last longer, there’s always time for home curb appeal. Here, our home improvement company shares five things you can do to increase your home’s attraction and prepare it for fall visitors.
Keep Your Yard Clean
Once temperatures drop and leaves start to fall, they can collect quickly. While they’re pretty on the trees, they’re not so pretty on the ground and can make your lawn look sloppy and unkept. For an easy way to boost your home’s curb appeal, rake up fallen leaves on a regular basis. (And don’t forget to do the same to your gutters to prevent clogs!)
Add a Wreath
The fall season is all about being warm and inviting, so why not show it with a wreath on your front door? Since your front door is what visitors see first, you can easily make a positive first impression. Choose from a variety of already-made wreaths or get creative and make one of your own with classic fall-inspired materials like burlap or wheat.
If your front door is old, worn, or damaged, it may be time for a new one. At P.J. Fitzpatrick, our door installation experts can help you choose a front door that adds curb appeal, seals out exterior noises, and protects you and your family from the elements.
Plant Some Flowers
Flowers are a great way to spruce up the look of your home and despite what you may think, flowers don’t just bloom in the spring. Varities like Chrysanthemums, Sweet Alyssum, Goldenrod, Heather, Pansies, Helenium, and Sedums can be planted in the fall and can add some beautiful color to your landscaping.
Revive Your Siding
Curb appeal applies to your entire home, and many homes feature lots of siding. If your home has siding, clean it up a bit to revive its color and beauty. Take an afternoon and gather up some warm water, a cleaning solution, a soft-bristle brush, and a ladder and wash off the dirt and grime that’s collected on your siding. Your home will look fresher and brighter. (For more in-depth instructions, read our How-To.)
Add Some Lights
As soon as daylight saving time ends and we turn our clocks back, the sun will set earlier and darkness will fall sooner. If you don’t already have lights that illuminate your driveway, walkway, porch, or entrance area, invest in some to add charm. You can incorporate quaint lanterns, vintage sconces, modern spotlights, and more to reflect your taste.