Autumn’s mild weather makes it the perfect time to improve the curb appeal of your home. Curb appeal makes your home more attractive and welcoming. Especially if you plan to list the property for sale, a great exterior will generate interest from potential buyers.
Ideas for the Best Fall Curb Appeal
You can make home improvements at any time of the year, but the best time for exterior improvements is when there is no rain or snow. If you missed your window during spring and summer, fall is another great time to implement these ideas.
1. Have an Appealing Entryway
The front door is often the first thing a potential buyer notices when they visit your home. Wash the door and apply a fresh coat of paint if it is faded or dingy. Pressure wash the front porch and add a new welcome mat. Wash the light fixtures and replace the bulbs.
2. Bring Some Light to the Landscaping
Improve curb appeal at night by illuminating your landscape. If you already have lights installed, clean the fixtures and make sure they’re securely strung or staked in the ground.
If you don’t have exterior lighting, solar lights are inexpensive and are an excellent addition to brighten the outside of your home. They look great lining the pathway leading to your front door. Use them to illuminate flower beds and to highlight your favorite areas of the property.
3. Maintain the Yard to Improve Curb Appeal
Especially when your home is on the market, keep the grass mowed. Clean up the yard by removing brush, leaves, and other debris. Add seasonal plants to the flower beds and planters on the front porch. If lawn maintenance feels like a chore that is too big to tackle, hire a professional crew to keep up with landscaping.
4. Clean the Gutters
Leaves that drop on your roof may clog the gutters and impact the appearance of your home’s exterior. The gutters may begin growing seedlings in them, making your home look neglected and abandoned. Aside from being an eyesore, clogged gutters also leave your home vulnerable to water damage.
5. Keep the Décor Simple
While the aim is to improve your fall curb appeal, try not to overdo the décor. You may want to decorate for the holidays, but if the home is currently listed for sale, it’s better to keep it simple since decorations don’t appeal to every buyer.
The fall weather provides a perfect opportunity to work outdoors. Clean up and take care of exterior maintenance to boost curb appeal.