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3 Ways to Boost Curb Appeal

Posted on January 16, 2023

You are told every spring you should do a full inspection of your home’s exterior paint. If you find that it is in decent condition with no repairs needed, don’t lose your excitement for an exterior update. You can still make a difference in the look of your home before you need a full paint job. Here are a few great curb appeal projects to try now.

Don’t forget the Fence

Fences edge your yard, setting your property apart from the neighbors. Besides creating security for your house, the fence can be a stylish addition. Fences quickly become old and tired. Whether you are working with a wooden fence or metal, either could benefit from an update of a new stain or paint. As an added benefit the coating will protect the fence and prolong its life. Consider colors beyond typical clear, black and white. Make your fence a stand out piece on your property with gray, blue or green.

Update Light Fixtures

Light fixtures can show age really quickly. What was a matte black lantern last season quickly turns into a splotchy, rusty mess. Replacing light fixtures can be an expensive undertaking for the size of the item. Rather than replacing the lights annually, take them down and repaint them. If possible, take the glass out of the light fixture or tape it off. Use a wire brush to remove rusty areas. Then paint the lantern a new color or fresh coating of the same color. Reassemble it and rehang it.

Tend Gardens

It’s an annual task for spring to replant gardens and flower beds. While you’re working in the dirt, consider adding some more color with a brick or plastic edger. This will help define the garden from the grass. It also gives you the opportunity to add color in the form of paint. Add bright or coordinating colors to your home’s palette to make the garden seem thought out and stylish.

Paint the Exterior

Painting is one of the most impactful ways to make a difference to your home exterior. A fresh coat of paint can turn your home into a modern, sophisticated property that is sure to drive up the cost for any prospective buyers. The wrong color, however, can have the opposite effect. Here are a few exterior colors that will help you boost curb appeal.

  • Stark White: White is the new tan when it comes to stucco exterior painting. White stucco is great at making any home feel more modern and coastal. It stands out even more when paired with dark black trim. The only downside of this paint color is that it requires a special level of care. Cleaning is important with any stucco home, however, it is even more important for this type of exterior.
  • Soft, Welcoming Yellow: A tried and true classic, yellow will make potential buyers feel happy. The only caveat is that going too bright can overwhelm the eye. Pale yellow and white trim is a classic house that is sure to sell quickly.

Boost Your Curb Appeal with CertaPro Painters®

As you can see, there are a lot of options to choose from when looking to boost your curb appeal. Whether you’re looking to paint your entire home exterior or just do small fixes, like painting your front door, our professionals are here to help. All you have to do to get started is fill out our free, no-obligation form and our professionals will get in touch with you. We look forward to working with you!