If you’re selling your house or just want to show off how beautiful your house is, everyone wants to have a high curb appeal. Sure, building with high quality fence materials to form an awesome fence will add front yard or curb appeal to your property, but sometimes it just isn’t enough.
In this brainstorming session we’ll give you 8 quick tips on how to increase curb appeal, after you’ve bought your fence materials through Fence Ninja.
1. Vertical or hanging greenery
“A nature experience, even of a short duration, can decrease this pattern of thinking that is associated with the onset, in some cases, of mental illnesses like depression”— Gregory Bratman of the National Academy of Sciences of the Unite States of America.
In his recent study, he found that any time spent in nature will help lower stress levels as well as the chances of developing depression. Even though we are blessed in Colorado to have almost immediate access to Mother Nature, not everyone has the time to frolic in the woods. That’s why adding plants and greenery to your property can be a huge benefit.
If you’re tight on space, think about using a hanging system! They’re easy, cheap to build and will help with your overall well-being.
2. Pristine walkways and paths
One of the first things a guest or passerby will notice is the pathway to your front door. Take some time and analyze your walkway and front entrance. Is it well lit? Is there anything that can obstruct the pathway? What about decorations?
With this questions in mind, add décor where you see fit – but don’t add too much! Too many decorations can often lead to a cluttered, chaotic mess that will actually decrease appeal rather than increase it.
3. Keep your decorations fresh and clean
So what kind of decorations can you add? Well just to brainstorm a few ideas: if you are a fan of vibrant colors, look into plants and flowers that align with the walk ways. If you are more interested in an elegant, tranquil look then adding in stones or other simple, clean floral borders would work well, too.
There are plenty of options to go with and you’re only limited by your imagination. Comment below any ideas you have!
4. Consistent décor themes
If you’re goal is to really increase curb appeal, then keep a single theme in mind when decorating and building. Imagine a rustic fence split rail fence, but the pathways leading to your home are more suiting to a modern or contemporary theme.
That’s like wearing a flannel shirt and stripped pants. It clashes. Avoid this blunder by making sure your theme stays consistent throughout.
5. Décor style inspirations from different countries and exotic regions
Like traveling the world? Well take a little bit of Japan or Italy, or any other one of your favorite locations back to your home by adapting a style that is similar to that of those regions.
For example, Koi ponds are a great addition for gardens! While they take some time and resources to get built and be maintained, they provide an amazingly peaceful vibe to any project. They’re like your own little oasis of tranquility!
6. Add furniture when necessary, but don’t overdo it
Having a nice, clean area with ample seating for your guests can also add some appeal. Keep in mind that there is such a thing as too much, so don’t go crazy with your potential furniture.
From porch swings to lawn chairs, you can choose whatever you want while adhering to your original theme or style!
7. Three lighting zones
There are 3 areas that require ample lighting: gates and pathways, parking/driveway, front door/entrances.
If you want to increase the appeal of your property, be sure that those areas are well lit. Not just because they are areas that see traffic at any time of the day, but those areas contain the most factors that go into judging appeal.
8. Keep your yard clean of tools and toys.
Nobody wants to see clutter! A messy yard can make passerby’s think that the homeowner is lazy or just a messy person. But you aren’t one of those homeowners! Increase your yard’s appeal by keeping your entire yard clean and fresh from unnecessary clutter.