Whether you are planning on putting your home on the market soon or just want it to have a more upscale appearance for personal reasons, keep in mind that curb appeal has a significant impact on how your home is viewed. For that reason, start with your home's exterior when going for a luxurious look. Here are five ways that you can increase the aesthetic appeal as well as the value of your home:
Create a Floral Oasis in the Front Yard
Emerald green lawns and well-kept trees and shrubs can add elegance to a home's exterior, but nothing quite says luxury like riotous floral displays near the front door of a home. Make it multidimensional with hanging baskets, planter boxes, and flowers planted directly into the ground. Flowering annuals will last all season long.
Install Whimsical Walkways With Brick Pavers
Creating a winding walkway or two throughout your yard and garden area will provide your home with the air of a country estate. Lining the walkway with aromatic vegetation such as mint or thyme will increase enjoyment as you walk among the grounds of your home.
Make it Happen With Hardscaping
Fountains, birdbaths, decorative retaining walls, and outdoor sculpture are all examples of hardscaping that can provide your yard and garden area with an air of solid prosperity. Fountains are particularly nice because they add the soothing sound of flowing water. Avoid choosing fixtures that are overly cute or cheesy such as leprechauns and chickens. Keeping it classic will provide the polished look of prosperity.
Top it Off With a Stamped Concrete Driveway
A stamped driveway is sure to get your home noticed in a good way. Stamped concrete is available in a huge variety of colors and patterns for a completely unique look. You can even design your own pattern or work with an artist to create something that suits your space perfectly. Because of its durability, stamped concrete is perfect for driveways, but it can also be used in other areas, such as:
- Patios and foundations
- Sidewalks and garden walkways
- Pool decks and porches
For more information, contact Shears Concrete.
Create an Outdoor Entertaining Space
A designated outdoor entertaining area will increase your enjoyment of your home as well as make it more attractive to potential buyers should you decide to put it on the market. A well-built deck complete with an outdoor kitchen and a designated picnic area near a beautifully cultivated garden are classy touches that will create an upscale ambiance in your back yard.