Add curb appeal to your home

Phantom Screens / August 4, 2016

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Even by adding just a little bit of curb appeal to your home can make an unforgettable first impression. Whether you want to attract a buyer for a home on the market or just put some finishing touches on your outdoor space, there are many ways to maintain your property for the long haul and, at the same time, increase the value of your home.

Put in attractive screens

Making sure you have the right screens is important for putting your home’s best foot forward. Phantom Screens can give you the double-take you’re looking for. With flexible, reliable and versatile retractable screens, Phantom Screens is dedicated to giving you the look you want and the value you deserve. A Phantom Screen in your home will add beauty and class, and may ultimately make your home easier to sell.

Install outdoor lighting

Outdoor lighting is a great way to add safety, security and style to your home. From a design standpoint, it’s a way to change the look and feel of your home. Add accent lights to create a romantic path to your patio, or install light fixtures that highlight trees, the garden or the general beauty of your home. If you plan to sell your house, buyers will like the creativity you put into your home, and exterior lights could be the “it” factor for making a sale. Plus, lighting is easy to install. Most products can be found at your local hardware store and are a snap to put into place.

Paint a fresh coat

A newly painted door, along with updated siding and trim, can give your home the look you want. Not only will it look like a totally new home, the fresh paint will make your place look updated and modern. The way your house looks from the street can add thousands to its value and cut the time it takes to sell. Take the time out of a weekend to repaint your home. If you’re feeling creative, add a pop of color to your front door and install new hardware, such as a retractable screen. If you’re attached to the old color of your house, you can still give it a fresh look with the same color. Just take a sample of it to a hardware store to be quickly matched.

Plant a garden

A perfectly landscaped lawn and garden are instant refreshers for your space. Bright flowers along with a healthy lawn can make a home stand out from the rest. Replace overgrown bushes with leafy foliage and colorful annuals. Surround bushes and trees with dark or reddish-brown bark mulch to give your yard a rich feel. Put a crisp edge on garden beds, pull weeds and invasive vines and plant a few geraniums in pots. Green up your grass with lawn food and water. Cover bare spots with seeds and sod, get rid of crab grass and mow regularly.

Spruce it up with stone

Adding value to your home can be as easy as adding some stone accents to the outside of your home. Decorative stone enhances the luxury look of your property. Since stone can be a bit pricey, it can be used as accent material on columns or foot paths, or added to exterior features such as concrete foundations and still achieve the same upgraded look.