How to Make Your Neighbors Jealous this Spring

How to Make Your Neighbors Jealous this Spring

Are you looking to sell your home this spring or summer? Got an outdoor project that’s been weighing down your to-do list? Or maybe you just want to have the best looking house on the block?

Let’s talk about spicing up your home’s curb appeal.

The calendar turns to March, and though the weather in Southern California hasn’t gotten the memo, spring is upon us. Which means it’s time to spruce up your outdoor space around your home, especially if you are looking to sell in the next few months. After all, 96% of REALTORS recommend improving your curb appeal before selling as a way to improve your home’s value.

With sunnier skies ahead, here are 4 tips to think about when planning your spring cleaning schedule.

Spring Clean-Up

If leaves, branches, and wilted plants have invaded your garden and mulch beds, it’s time to clean out the yard. Plus, you want all of the plants and trees in your yard to bloom with vibrant colors once spring kicks into full gear.

Get started on your spring clean-up items with some handy ideas here, or call around to a few landscape maintenance companies to help you out. Many landscapers offer spring clean-up specials, leaving you a fresh canvas with which to work afterwards.

Plan Hardscaping Projects Now

Got any sidewalk or driveway cracks? Does your front porch have a space that’s perfect for a bench? Or maybe an older fence needs a better foundation?

Get any hardscaping projects on the calendars of local contractors now, as their schedules can get booked up to 6 months in advance. Thoughtful hardscaping ideas can work to spotlight the shape of your home, as well as that stellar yard you’ve been working hard to upkeep.

Color Matching

If you need a fresh coat of paint on the outside of your home, get that done soon. But how about new ways of matching your home’s color wheel?

Consider what colors of plants would go well with your home color. A blue house feels peaceful and calm when accented with purple, yellow, and white flowers. Yellow trim pairs nicely with red roses, sunflowers, and orange tulips.

Spring brings out all of the vibrant colors in a neighborhood. Make sure your home follows suit.

Lighten It Up

Well-placed, soft lighting not only directs a path to your front door, but it also shapes the natural beauty of your home’s architecture. Plus, you get the added bonus of some security in the evening.
Solar lights are perfect for Southern California, as they provide warmth and essence to your front porch, without the added casualty of a higher electric bill. You’re welcome.

Of course, every home is unique. No cookie cutter plan exists that can transform every home’s curb appeal with the same instructions and ideas. For more in-depth tips on curb appeal and best practices to sell your home, get in touch with us. We’d be happy to make recommendations to ensure your home matches the vibes of spring in Southern California.

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