Enhance Your Cook County Home’s Curb Appeal This Spring
With the spring real estate season getting underway across Cook County, if your selling your home, you’ll want to take advantage of the season to enhance your home’s curb appeal. Often a few simple lawn and garden projects are all that’s needed to make a big difference in your landscaping. Check out the following ideas for spring curb appeal inspiration.
Pay attention to the finer details. If you have areas of your yard which are not appealing, such as the electrical meter or where you keep your garbage cans, camouflage them with strategically placed garden fencing or a trellis. These also make for great places to add new plants and more spring color. Has your mailbox seen better days? Consider replacing it or giving it an updated look with a new casing. Flowerbeds are wonderful for landscape gardening, give them the wow-factor by lining the border of your beds with brick or stone. Replace your house numbers with something unique, a great way to make a memorable impression for buyers to connect to your property.
Express yourself with potted plants. Often sellers are guided to cut back on the things which show off personal taste within their homes. While this is a good idea; neutral staging helps potential buyers envision themselves in a house, you can still include a bit of personality and color in your front yard. An easy way to do this is with potted plants. You can get creative with your planters, and spring is an ideal time to add in some bright colors to make your home’s curb appeal stand out. Potted plants can also be placed almost anywhere, along walk ways, on stairs or the porch, near entrances, and even along your driveway, just to give a few examples.
Update your exterior fixtures. If you have an entry gate or fencing around your front yard a fresh coat of paint or stain can make it look like new. Do you have shutters? A deep clean and new paint can make a big difference. For trellises, adding in new plants can revitalize this appealing garden feature. Don’t forget to consider exterior lighting. If your fixtures are old, consider replacing them; take it a step further and install solar garden lights for an attractive element which is also eco-friendly.
Enhancing your Cook County home’s curb appeal can help you attract more potential buyers this spring. For more ideas, check out this list from HGTV. When you’re ready to sell or buy a home, you want to work with a Realtor® who understands the market and puts their experience to work for their clients. We’re ready to put our expertise to work for you. Learn more at our website, DriscollProperty.com, then contact the Driscoll Properties Team at 847-533-6786 to help you discover the home of your dreams.
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