Your home needs care and maintenance all year long. During the Georgia winter, however, you may focus on projects inside your house, rather than those that will improve your home’s curb appeal.
Improving your home’s curb appeal is not something that should be overlooked. A few basic tasks for your winter to-do list can make your home more appealing and impressive to buyers, neighbors, and every guest who walks to your front door.
Keep Your Home Well Lit
During the winter, it becomes dark much earlier in the day. This means it is even more important that the exterior of your home is well-lit. This not only makes your property more appealing but is also an excellent security feature.
If you have old and worn-out light fixtures around your property, spend the time and money to replace them. New products are typically more energy-efficient, brighter, and easier to install.
Focus on Your Front Porch
The entryway of your home is crucial as you try to make an impression on each of your guests. If this area is well-maintained and gorgeous, guests and buyers will be anxious to step inside and see the remainder of your house.
To help you create a gorgeous porch area, sweep to remove leaves, dirt, cobwebs, etc. Lay down a fun welcome mat and hang a wreath on the front door. You may also consider placing a planter near the door that is filled with hardy plants that thrive during the winter months.
Clean All Garbage and Clutter
When the winter wind blows, you can expect garbage and debris to blow into your yard. Don’t let these pieces of trash become stuck in bushes and shrubs. Each week, take a few minutes to walk around your yard and pick up all the garbage that you come across.
Additionally, don’t let items such as bikes, balls, tools, etc., lay around your yard for several days. They are not only susceptible to being stolen, but they clutter up your yard and make your home appear messy and poorly cared for.
Paint the Trim
When was the last time you painted the trim around your home? Chipped and faded paint can quickly become an eyesore. To improve your Alpharetta home’s curb appeal, paint all trim around the windows, the porch, doorways, etc. This may be a much larger task than other home improvement projects, but it will make an immediate difference in the look of your home.
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