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8 Tips For Great Spring Curb Appeal

8 Tips For Great Spring Curb Appeal
Curb appeal is important if you want to sell your home quickly in Morrow County, in fact, improving your home’s curb appeal is one of the best ways you can help your home stand apart from the competition.
1.  Take a photo  The best way to look at your Morrow County home through they eyes of a potential buyer is to take pictures of it.  Take one from directly across the street and others from angles on both sides of the home.  Honestly compare your pictures online.  Make a list of what could be improved.
2.  Pressure wash  Wash the front of the home along with the garage doors, driveway, and sidewalk.  You may find that pressure washing eliminates the need for new paint.  Or you may find that painting the trim will be all the touch-ups you need.  Nothing says, “I care about my property,” more than cleanliness.  And pressure washing works wonders.  You can rent a pressure washer from a big-box home improvement store.
3.  Wash the windows  Sparkling clean windows invite visitors to look inside your home and they offer those already inside the home a view of your beautiful landscaping.
4.  Make the front door shine  Give it a fresh coat of paint to make it look truly inviting.  In addition, polish or replace all metal pieces, such as a door knocker or kick plate.  New house numbers are another easy way to make your porch look polished.  Think about adding blooming flowers for spring and summer, and a wreath on the front door to add a welcoming look.  Finally, if the front porch lighting looks dated, upgrade to a new fixture.
5.  Clean your gutters  Gutters that are overflowing with leaves and debris not only look dirty, but they also pose a problem for drainage.  And drainage problems can hurt trim and windowsills, as well as harm a home’s foundation.
6.  Trim branches  Many Morrow County homeowners become accustomed to overgrown shrubs and ornamental trees.  But overgrown vegetation effectively hides your home from view.  It never hurts to remove too-big plants and replace them with trendy bedding options.
7.  Plant some annuals  Impatiens, petunias, begonias, and vinca thrive in the summertime.  Add these plants to flower beds, pots and hanging baskets.  Blooming foliage is a welcoming natural addition to any entryway of your Morrow County home.
8.  Add mulch  Even if your flower beds have mulch, add more and don’t be stingy.  New, thick mulch makes a so-so planted area look like a professionally maintained one.  For an even more clean look, add some edging material.

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