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Arizona Home Curb AppealA home with an attractive exterior appearance is said to have curb appeal. Without a doubt, improving the curb appeal of your home not only provides you with a more attractive place to live, but will also increase the value of your home. In fact, a lack of curb appeal can make a home very difficult to sell. While some exterior improvements can be quite costly, there are many simple and inexpensive things you can do to enhance the appearance of your home.

Here are 6 simple ways to improve the curb appeal of your home:

  1. Clean the exterior of your home. One of the simplest things you can do to improve its appearance is to use a power washer to clean the exterior of your home. Don’t forget the front porch, any outdoor decks, and  the driveway. Cleaning the windows outside can also help your home shine.

  2. Improve your landscaping. Adding mulch to flower beds after cleaning out weeds and dead flowers is an easy way to improve the look of your yard. If you want to add more plants or flowers, speak to the experts at your local nursery for recommendations for plants that will do well in your area.

  3. Install outdoor lighting. Low-voltage landscape lighting, particularly along walking paths, will not only improve your home’s curb appeal, but will also provide improved safety and security. Since they don’t require wiring, solar fixtures are easy to install and are perfect for the sunny Arizona climate.

  4. Improve your entryway. Painting your front door is a really inexpensive way to transform your entryway. Placing potted plants in pairs will give your home’s entrance a well-balanced, symmetrical appearance. Your focus should be on making your home’s entryway  as inviting as possible.

  5. Clean out your gutters. Dirty gutters are an eyesore and will not function correctly. Cleaning them out is a quick and easy way to improve the look of your home.

  6. Add some outdoor art or accessories. Weather-resistant artwork can add beauty and personality to your yard. Choose pieces that complement your home’s color palette and exterior. Popular options include birdbaths, sculptures, and wind chimes.

Whether you own your home or rent, you can make simple improvements to the exterior of your home to improve its curb appeal.