Creating Curb Appeal in the Winter Months

Creating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase the value of a home by as much as 17 percent. But it can be challenging to achieve great curb appeal in the cold weather months.

•  Focus On Safety

Make sure bCreating curb appeal is important in real estate and can increase the value of a home by as much as 17 percent. But it can be challenging to achieve great curb appeal in the cold weather months.uyers can safely get into your home by keeping the walkways, stairs and driveway clear of snow, ice and wet, slippery leaves. Your snow thrower can clear away snow.

•    Showcase Winter Plants

Utilize evergreen and cold weather plants like holly, pansies and witch hazel in patio pots and flower beds to add life to the landscape. A live wintergreen wreath is also a nice touch.

•    Give Your Lawn Some Love

Keep leaves and debris cleared off the lawn. A carpet of dormant grass gives a better impression than dead leaves and twigs. It also hints of what is to come in the spring!

•    Clean Gutters

Clean gutters and downspouts signal to potential buyers that your home is well-maintained.

•    Utilize Outdoor Lighting

Showcase your home on short, grey days with strategically placed outdoor lighting to light up the driveway, pathways and front porch.

•    Prune Shrubs and Trees

Don’t wait until an ice or snowstorm hits to tend to the trees in your yard. Prune your plants, trees and shrubs now for a tidy look that will also keep branches from snapping off due to snow and ice. Your pole pruner or chainsaw can help remove any damaged limbs.

•    Organize The GarGe

Store your outdoor power equipment neatly in the garage, declutter the space and give it a good clean. A tidy garage looks bigger and more inviting.

•    Add Birdfeeders

Create a natural, serene scene (and support pollinators at the same time) by installing a bird feeder or bird garden. A blue jay or cardinal makes a striking image against a winter scene.

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