Hello World! Welcome Friends! Today I would like to welcome Quintin Bentley Crevling to the blog. He has some great information about increasing the curb appeal of our homes!
There is no time like the present to spice up your old home. You shouldn’t invest your life savings in a home and then settle for a mundane appearance. Small changes to the front façade and your yard can completely change how you feel about your home, and motivate you to keep making improvements. To maximize the curb appeal of your home you need to manicure your lawn, plant a garden of your favorite flowers, tuckpoint your brickwork, and replace outdated fixtures. These cheap do it yourself renovations will have your home looking brand new in no time.
Don’t be that house in the neighborhood with knee-high grass and bright yellow dandelion weeds dotting your lawn. Invest in a cheap lawn mower and edger to give your yard a perfect manicured look. To remove weeds, you should use a screwdriver to stick in the ground under the weed and pull it out by the roots. Avoid pulling it out by the stem, because if you don’t remove the roots it will regrow. For the healthiest lawn, you should mow your grass on a high setting, so it can develop deep roots. These deep roots allow you to only water your lawn once a week for one hour.
Now that you’ve invested time in your lawn you should plant a garden of your favorite flowers. A beautiful garden will draw people to your home so they can see the pretty flowers and smell the fragrant plants. If you love to garden, then planting annual flowers will keep you busy while consistently providing a new look to your home. There are several wonderful flowers that are perennials that will lay dormant for months and then regrow during the next year.
Tuckpointing is when you fill in brick joints with mortar, and then carefully place the second layer of contrasting mortar to give the appearance of perfectly laid bricks. This will make the brickwork on your home more aesthetically pleasing, and it will provide additional stability to your home. Tuckpointing is time-consuming and requires a keen eye for detail, so most people choose to outsource the work to a skilled mason who will also repair the small damage they find along the way. This additional layer of mortar provides protection against weather damage by sealing cracks in the bricks so water will not continue to erode the structure of your home.
Installing new fixtures on your front façade provides the perfect finishing touches to your renovation. Replace your old spider infested lights with new light fixtures that give your home a warm look and invites people to your front door. You should make your home easy to find, by installing new home numbers that can easily be seen from the street. Your mailbox is the last fixture that must be improved. You should paint your mailbox, or replace it if it’s rusting. If you’re feeling creative you should design a fun mailbox that will become a talking piece in the neighborhood.
Such good information! You can check out my quest on curb appeal at the Red Brick Colonial here. Thank you for stopping by for a visit! Have a beautiful day/night depending on where you are in the world! Go with God and remember to be kind to one another!