01 of 03
Tasteful Decor can Brighten your Winter Curb Appeal
Winter curb appeal is still valid when you're staging your home. Just because it's chilly outside does not mean you can forget about your curb appeal. If you are trying to sell your house during colder months, making a good first impression is just as important as ever. While winter can feel much drab and dreary, making it a bit more challenging to maintain the exterior of your house, there are various ways to boost your home’s curb appeal during the offseason. We point you these tips on... maintaining great winter curb appeal to attract potential buyers. Have a browse!
Winter Curb Appeal Tips: Add Holiday Lights & Decor
Similarly to interior home lighting the illumination of your home can make a big difference. Throughout winter, highlight the landscaping with outdoor lighting, and you will notice that potential buyers stop to admire your property. Make sure not to overdo it, but highlighting certain features of your house and landscaping will greatly increase its appeal. Not to mention it will also enhance safety and security of your property. Wrap lights around the trees, fountains, and birdbaths. Pick strings of LED white or clear lights that use up to 90% less energy than incandescent bulbs. If the holidays are behind you consider using landscaping lighting to accentuate trees, shrubs, pathways and the front entry. Architectural lighting aimed at your home to highlight architectural details can help your home stand out amongst the snow and winter trees.Continue to 2 of 3 below.
02 of 03
Bring Festive Color to your Exterior Home's Facade
Exterior Home Color is Important with Winter Curb Appeal
Even though flowers are gone in winter, there are still ways to bring color into your yard. Begin by painting your front door with bold color to brighten the area. Follow it up with a colorful mailbox to add flair to your front yard. Just make sure not to paint over the house numbers which can impede mail deliveries. Lastly, adding a fresh coat of paint to the exterior of your house is always a great, budget-friendly idea to increase your... home’s curb appeal. Not only will it lend your house a new look but will also add a layer of protection from the moisture and elements.
Quick Tips for Winter Gardening
The short dark days can make the prospect of gardening in colder months both unproductive and unattractive. But with a little bit of planning, you can get your garden ready to create the right curb appeal. As lawn needs a little bit of breather over the colder months, keeping off the grass is advised. Just make sure to get rid of large weeds, leaves, and moss. Also, depending on the type of trees and shrubbery you have, it is essential to cut them on time. It will ensure a more manicured look and not cause debris in your walkways and yard.Continue to 3 of 3 below.
03 of 03
Ensure your Outdoor Winter Home Still Looks Inviting
Don't Neglect your Winter Exterior
Just because it's wintertime you don’t have to neglect your patio decor. In fact, use this space to your advantage to create a gorgeous curb appeal. There are various ways to create a functional and aesthetically pleasing patio during colder months. For instance, start with a furniture change out. Replace teak or wicker with an aluminum or iron as harder materials do better in the harsh winter season. Alternatively, simply swapping out the upholstery is... also a great idea. Light summer cushions can be replaced with cozier, heavier pieces. Adding throw pillows and blankets in warm colors is a great way to instantly update the space. Also, containers planted with perennials that feature attractive winter foliage can go a long way in decorating your patio for curb appeal.
Listing your home for sale during the winter months is no excuse to neglect the exterior of your house. In fact, it is even more important to keep your property looking beautiful when selling in the off-season. Use these winter curb appeal tips along with some creativity to give your property an edge in an extremely competitive real estate market. Have more ideas to enhance the exterior of your home in cooler months? Share with us your tricks!