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Front Page - Friday, March 24, 2023

Easy projects to improve your home’s curb appeal

Spring is the perfect time to make the outside of your home look like the best on the block. Outdoor upgrades will enhance your house’s curb appeal and deliver a more substantial return on investment if you’re trying to sell.

Some exterior projects might require the help of a professional, but many solutions are simple and affordable.

First, review your home’s appearance as if you’re a potential buyer, taking note of what you see. What features of your home’s exterior can benefit from a simple touch-up? To help get you started, consider these makeover suggestions:


Real estate experts say a lush lawn makes all the difference in appealing to neighbors and buyers alike. Fortunately, keeping up with your yard throughout the year can be easier than you think.

Before you mow your lawn, inspect the height of your mower blade and adjust as needed to ensure the grass is at least 3-4 inches tall after mowing. Taller grass will help keep the soil cooler and allow the roots to grow longer to retain moisture better and reach nutrients.


Landscape lighting can enhance your safety and make your house dazzle at night. A well-planned setup can transform an ordinary porch into your new favorite hangout spot.

Another option is to brighten your walkways with pathway lighting. If you’re worried about installing electrical wires, a wide range of solar lighting options is available.


A fresh coat of paint can enhance your front door, garage door and window trim. However, if your front door is worn and showing age, it might be time to replace it.

A new door is one of the easiest home improvement projects to tackle and offers a high return on investment.


A thorough cleaning of a home’s exterior can have a major impact on curb appeal. Invest in a high-powered pressure washer or hire a local professional to give your driveway, front steps, walkways and siding a once-over.

You’ll be amazed by how much cleaner they can get.

Extra greenery

Planters with vibrant spring colors can make a big impression on the any-sized porch. While homeowners with covered porches might seek out hanging planter options, those with uncovered porches can explore using planters of all sizes.

A creative presentation can make your home memorable if you experiment with arrangements.

For more suggestions about improving your home’s curb appeal and for a list of local professionals to tackle the projects top on your list, visit the member directory at HBAGC.net.