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4 Projects To Boost Your Calgary Home’s Curb Appeal



Curb appeal is more than just what your home looks like from the outside. It incorporates the whole vision from the outside, the landscaping, exterior color and driveway. Now we are in Spring and heading for summer take a look at these 4 projects that can give your home some pixie dust!!.

Landscaping

Neat and tidy landscaping can be as easy as mowing your lawn and watering and feeding it on a regular basis. You can also tweek it up a bit by pruning your shrubs, cutting long tree branches and planting nice bright flowers and keeping it clutter-free. Make it so people can see your home and it’s not hidden behind the greenery.

Touch-Ups

As your home ages you will be more aware of paint dinks and peeling spots and if you have siding it can warp. It's inevitable but most times it can be an easy fix.

On the first nice day grab some sandpaper and with a little elbow grease smooth over peeling paint and paint chips. Once this is accomplished, apply primer and paint and beautify the exterior.

Roofs and Gutters

Unless they actually leak, roofs and gutters are easy to overlook, remember that you get good curb appeal by attention to detail.

Water can find it’s way into all sorts of places outside your home, such as cracks and gaps and in winter these can freeze and expand. Next thing the water gets into the basement or other parts of the house, then you DO have a problem.

It might be worth your time and money get a roofing expert take a look and give you some directions on repairs and improvements you can make, maybe a family member can suggest one they used.

Fencing

A fence does more than just protect your lawn from the neighbor's dog. It can impact your home's curb appeal as much as your landscaping or exterior color scheme.

Unless you plan to replace or remove your entire fence, doing some simple stuff, like adding a fresh coat of paint or blasting it clean with a pressure washer, can give you great results in a short period of time.

Garage Doors

Changing a garage door can transform your home especially if it is an older one. They are not TOO expensive and maybe the motor is fine and you just need the actual door, they have the ones with the windows along to top and they can make a big difference to any curb appeal.

Finally, stand back and take a moment to look at your home from the curb. Go outside and try to look at it as a buyer would. This will answer your own questions and give you at least some of the obvious places to start your spring projects. Don’t buy in as a seller to “ well they (the buyer) can fix that) Think of this : A sellers fix could be a $500 job, but to a buyer it’s a $1000 job. So a little time, effort and money can save you some big time in the long run.


We can help ! Not with the jobs but with advice lol

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