Are you ready to improve the look of the exterior of your home? Adding curb appeal landscaping will increase the value of your home. It is also welcoming and will be very attractive to your visitors.
There are many ways to create an inviting entrance and improve your curb appeal landscaping. Here are some of them.
Curb Appeal Landscaping
One of the most often ways used for improving the curb appeal of a home is the landscaping. Bushes, trees, flowers, and other accents can make a huge difference.
If you are starting from scratch, consider where you want to put certain elements, such as trees, to be planted. Certain species of trees should not be planted close to water pipes because their roots will eventually penetrate pipes and can cause extensive damage. Same is true with concrete. The huge roots can tear through concrete flooring.
Adding or retaining walls, fences, fountains, and paths to your front lawn is another way of improving the look.
A brick path leading to a flower garden or a gazebo is another way of sprucing up the look of your front lawn. A curved walkway of stones leading to the entrance of the home is another.
Often people forget to take the actual entrance into consideration when trying to improve the curb appeal landscaping of their home.
A new front door can make a huge difference. Even if you do not want to replace the main door, a fresh coat of paint will make it look better.
Adding shutters to windows can add great appeal. Window boxes with flowers will also provide an attractive look. Plant something new per season.
If you have a front porch, add attractive furniture to invite people to sit and visit. Depending on the style of your home, there are a variety of ideas for porch furniture. Gliders, swings, rocking chairs, or bistro sets are some popular choices.
Don’t forget the outdoor lighting when adding appeal to your home. Lamps, solar lights, and accent lights on particular areas are a few options. Not only will lighting create a beautiful look at night, but it will increase security and safety around your home.
Improving the curb appeal landscaping for your home is not just for guests and passers-by. Primarily, it is for you. Imagine how nice you would feel coming home to a well-appointed front lawn.
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: