If you have ever purchased a home, or even just watched an episode of House Hunters on HGTV, you realize just how important curb appeal is. Not to mention, it’s the first thing people (and potential homebuyers) see when they look at the home. Living in a village offers a unique set of circumstances that could arise when it comes to enhancing your home’s outdoor appearance. Since many of the local areas that we service are within town villages, we thought it might be most helpful to compile a list of ideas for maximizing curb appeal for village homes. Check it out!
- Bright Entry: Stand out in the neighborhood with a pop of color that creates a warm and inviting entrance! A bright entry not only makes your house look unique and fun, but it also helps to distinguish your house from your neighbors!
- Don’t Ignore the Pathway: There’s more than just concrete when it comes to sidewalks. If you have room in your budget, consider using slate, stone, or brick to lead up to your entryway. This could even be a DIY project to save you some money!
- Light Up Your House: If you live in a village, people are more than likely driving or walking by your home fairly often. Lights will not only illuminate your home and pathways to showcase your property, they’ll also offer safety when coming home late at night and keep away intruders.
- Add a Privacy Fence: Village lots normally don’t offer too much privacy. Combat any privacy issues by adding a stylish privacy fence along with planting tall trees and hedges.
- Paint: Peeling paint is a major eyesore for neighbors, be sure to take repaint wood siding at least every 7 years. It you have siding that can use updating, paint is also a nice (and cost effective!) option too.
- Update Fixtures: Replacing older light fixtures with ones that match the home’s style will do wonders! Not only that, but it helps to keep the integrity of the home and the neighborhood as a whole.
- Replace Driveway(s): Replacing or refinishing your asphalt driveway will help to make your home even more appealing. If replacing, we love the look of paver stones or brick to create a look of sheer elegance. And guess what? It typically costs around $3.96 per square foot, as a DIY project.
Overall, the most important thing you can do for your home and to keep it’s beautiful appearance is routine maintenance. If you’re not sure where to start, check out our Best Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home.
If you follow our favorite ideas for maximizing curb appeal for village homes then guests, potential buyers, or even just people who pass by will feel impressed (and a little bit envious) of your home’s curb appeal.