11 Ways to Boost Your Austin Home’s Curb Appeal

November 19, 2021

From big to small, 11 ways to make your home POP


Looking to sell your Austin home, either soon or in the future? Boosting your home’s curb appeal is the best way to make it stand out from the crowd — after all, your home’s exterior is the first impression people have of it! You want it to stand out, look well-maintained, and motivate people to look inside. Whether you’re looking to make large-scale or small-scale changes, here are the top 11 ways to boost your Austin home’s curb appeal.

Update Your Numbers


These days, people want large, modern house numbers. For functional reasons, yes, but also because they accessorize a home’s exterior. Choose a sleek silver look or a dark iron. They’re a fun way to accessorize and make your home stand out. 

Update Your Mailbox


While you’re updating your house’s numbers, you might as well pick a mailbox that matches! Your mailbox is one of the first things people see when they pass your home, so you don’t want it to appear worn-down and outdated. Choose a color that compliments your home. There are several ways to reinvent a mailbox, so find one that works for you.
 


Power Wash!


Nothing is less appealing than a dirty walkway and/or front entrance. We recommend power washing the entrance to your Austin home. Once you’ve cleared any dirt and obvious debris, rent a power washer and go to town. The final result will look a lot more polished.

Re-Paint


Take a good look at your house and decide if it needs a paint job (it could most likely use one). If the house itself is in good shape, then consider sprucing up the trim. You want the trim to compliment the rest of your house, and a fresh coat of paint can make it stand out. You may also consider painting your front door a bolder color, depending on your design scheme. Eye-catching front doors are all the rage, so browse a few color options and don’t be afraid to get bold. 

Reseal Your Driveway


Your Austin driveway could be neglected from years of wear and tear. There’s no time like the present to give it a good re-seal! Collect any debris and trim any weeds that are cluttering the driveway. Then, watch a reseal guide online and get to filling in the holes. The entire project is pretty manageable. 

Change Your Window Design


Today’s homebuyers want to see energy-efficient windows — they’re environmentally and economically conscious, as well as sleek. If you’re considering updating your windows, then energy-efficient ones are the only way to go. Once your windows look good, you might consider dressing them up with window boxes. Plant some bright flowers and paint the boxes a fun color. Simple designs aren’t too hard to install yourself. Check out these beautiful, bright designs
 

Power Wash!


Nothing is less appealing than a dirty walkway and/or front entrance. We recommend power washing the entrance to your Austin home. Once you’ve cleared any dirt and obvious debris, rent a power washer and go to town. The final result will look a lot more polished.

Re-Paint


Take a good look at your house and decide if it needs a paint job (it could most likely use one). If the house itself is in good shape, then consider sprucing up the trim. You want the trim to compliment the rest of your house, and a fresh coat of paint can make it stand out. You may also consider painting your front door a bolder color, depending on your design scheme. Eye-catching front doors are all the rage, so browse a few color options and don’t be afraid to get bold. 

Reseal Your Driveway


Your Austin driveway could be neglected from years of wear and tear. There’s no time like the present to give it a good re-seal! Collect any debris and trim any weeds that are cluttering the driveway. Then, watch a reseal guide online and get to filling in the holes. The entire project is pretty manageable. 

Change Your Window Design


Today’s homebuyers want to see energy-efficient windows — they’re environmentally and economically conscious, as well as sleek. If you’re considering updating your windows, then energy-efficient ones are the only way to go. Once your windows look good, you might consider dressing them up with window boxes. Plant some bright flowers and paint the boxes a fun color. Simple designs aren’t too hard to install yourself. Check out these beautiful, bright designs.
 

Upgrade the Hardware


Hardware upgrades
are another way to accessorize your home. If yours could use some updating, look into what’s popular in today’s market. A navy door and a stainless steel handle work for classic homes, while a bright yellow door and iron hardware create a modern impression. Once you’ve decided on a color to paint your front door, you can go about choosing the hardware. 


Install New Lighting


A well-lit home looks welcoming and safe, which is why lighting the exterior is so important. Lining outdoor walkways can be both functional and environmental — solar lights are quite popular and come in sleek designs. Lights on either end of your front door are another opportunity to make a design statement. Choose a shape and color that will complement your home’s design (modern, classic, etc.) and make your front door pop.

Garden!


Landscaping is crucial when it comes to your Austin home’s first impressions. A well-maintained lawn and garden indicate a well-maintained interior. Head to your local garden center for some ideas. They’ll know what’s in season and what colors will work with your aesthetics. Take care of your front lawn, too! Depending on its size, you might consider installing turf or other artificial grasses

Add Lawn Accessories


In addition to flowers and plants, fountains and sculptures can really elevate an outdoor space. The look and sound of fountains create a peaceful environment. Place a nice bench near the fountain so you can enjoy its effects. Tasteful sculptures are also ways to make your garden look more interesting.
 
In addition to outdoor art, arbors are lovely ways to bring together a space. They add texture and can be decorated with lights and vines. Choose one that matches the finish of your Austin home and use it to beckon people to your garden or outdoor seating area. 
 
Credit: hgtv
 

Outdoor Seating


In today’s world, where people do so much from home, buyers want to see outdoor spaces where they can relax and gather with friends and family. If your home has a front porch, deck, or patio, you’ll want to keep it in top shape. Clean the foundation so it looks usable, and then set out decorating! If you own nice outdoor furniture, a quick sweep and/or wash will get it looking good as new. If you’re interested in investing, outdoor sectionals or lounge chairs — made of durable materials, like wicker, iron, and waterproof fabric — look lovely with almost any home style. You want your home to look like the place where everyone gathers, so don’t hesitate to hang some tasteful lighting fixtures and perhaps even some seasonal decorations!
 
 
Interested in preparing your home for the market? Contact Thomajan & Ladner Group to begin your journey.

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