How to Increase the Curb Appeal of Your D.C. Home

    Everyone loves to have their place looking great inside and out. You may even be evaluating your own place and thinking “Is my curb appeal the best it can be?” If you are looking to sharpen up your curb appeal, you have come to the right place. Here are the best ways you can improve the curb appeal of your home:

    Power Wash

    A power washer is your best friend. Once the pressurized water hits the house the dirt will come sliding down from places you didn’t know existed. Afterwords, it often looks like a brand-new home! Once you’re done pressure washing the walls, you can also wash the sidewalk, pavement and other belongings. You can also use a power washer to clean up some of the more built up grime on your family car Be careful not to spray too close to your car or else you’ll tear off the paint job.

    Out with the Old

    If you have some old hardware outside the house, it might be time to kick it to the curb. Buying new hardware can be inexpensive and really give you some great curb appeal (like new chairs and a table) Bird feeders are also fun and give a home a nice outdoor vibe. Whatever it is that you find appealing on the outside of your home, others might find appealing as well.

    Touch up with paint

    Make sure to find some of the spots around your house that look a little worn out. Once found, go ahead and touch them up with a bit of paint. Who knows, you might even become inspired to paint your whole house!

    Upgrade Your Lighting

    Check out your lighting on the outside of your home. Is it bright? Does it accent your home well? Is it too yellow? These are all good questions to ask to which only you really know the answer. It could be that one light is not enough. Maybe you should add more! String some lights across the top of your porch to give a modern feel. Just try not to go all “Christmas” on it.

    Landscaping

    Trim your bushes, park your sweet ride out front, put away all the kids’ toys that are laying in your yard. Do your best to make not only your home but also its surroundings to look as nice as possible. 

    All of these projects combined should take less than a week. Just imagine how it would look after that! With little effort and some creativity, you could have the nicest house on the block. Just remember, when you set the standards, you have to keep it up. People will be counting on looking at your home every time they drive by!

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