Just because its cold and snowy outside doesn’t mean you can’t up your game and make your home an eye-catcher on the street. Also, a great idea if you are listing your home this winter – it is sure to warm buyers’ hearts when they visit your home. Here are a few tips to help make your property inviting and boost your winter curb appeal.
Door Number One Don’t miss the opportunity to make a great first impression. New doors are worth the investment. Or give your door a fresh coat of paint and upgrade your handles and knocker with some shiny bling. When appropriate, brightly colored doors can create a charming focal point, especially during winter when the world can seem white and grey.
Plant some green Evergreen shrubs look terrific in pots on the porch and can add allure to your home’s entry. And of you are looking for a more permanent arrangement, during the planting season, plant some evergreen shrubs into your landscape.
Keep it safe Be sure that all walkways are clear of snow and ice. In addition to helping to prevent dangerous slips, the clean lines of a shoveled driveway look great and imply your property is well cared for.
Pack it up Past January 1, be sure to take down distracting holiday decorations. No blinking lights, reindeer on the roof, and no inflatable snow globes. You can, however, dress up your front door with a nice winter wreath.
Stage your porch If there’s room on your porch, consider adding a rocking chair or bistro set. While prospective buyers probably won’t consider spending the evening out there in winter, the furniture can remind them how nice it is to sit there in warmer weather.