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Bare trees and covered lawns don’t lend themselves to creating a great first impression of your home during the winter. Whether or not you’re planning on moving this season, it’s a great idea to refresh your seasonal curb appeal to ensure your home is looking its best.
Keeping your driveway, walkways, stairwells, and surrounding sidewalks clear of snow, ice, and leaves is crucial during the cold weather months. Not only is it a person’s first impression of your property maintenance, but it’s also important for the safety of visitors, community members, and service workers like delivery or mail people. Keep your surfaces salted or treated to avoid ice build ups.
Plants that can withstand cold weather can liven up a dampened landscape of white. Keep existing shrubs and trees pruned during the winter. You may also add outside-safe decorations to them, such as strings of lights or draping ornaments. If your home has window boxes, you can create cold weather plant arrangements. Experts recommend using small evergreens, magnolia, decorative kale, red berry branches, Snow Drop flowers, and pinecones.
Since bare trees make your home more visible, it’s a good idea to clean up any areas with faded or chipped paint that may stand out. If your home’s appearance doesn’t inspire you the same way it used to, painting your front door, stairwell railings, and trim a color different than the rest of your home may be the perfect focal point and pop of color.
Outdoor lighting is important in the winter, making your home exterior both safer and more attractive with pathways, driveways, and porches. After all, the sun usually sets around 4 pm in the winter.
Making improvements to your curb appeal can also make for eye-catching new listing photos. Seasonal photos that show fall foliage or freshly fallen snow can capture your home in a way that speaks to a potential buyer.
One of the benefits of owning a home is being able to personalize the exterior of your home to meet your needs! If you’re looking for a mortgage lender that will be there for you, no matter the weather, contact us today! Our Licensed Loan Originators are ready to walk you through the homebuying process, no matter your needs.
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