Updated: Nov 17, 2019
Updating your outdoor space adds curb appeal to your home. Most people make a judgment on your home within the first few seconds of viewing it, so the exterior essentially sets the tone for the rest of the house. Curb appeal can also make or break the selling of your home. Check out these landscaping ideas to improve curb appeal, and contact us for any landscaping services in Durham, NC.
A new pathway leading to your front door can turn into a redesign of the flow of your yard. Changing up where a pathway begins and travels can make your home look brand-new. The days of simple sidewalk concrete walkways are over—consider using stone or another high-quality material to add a modern sense of class. Use walkways and other hardscaping to lead the eye to your door in an aesthetically pleasing manner.
Update your driveway
The standard asphalt driveway comes with issues such as cracks, potholes, and fading. Update your driveway to a modern design that uses concrete pavers or a high-quality stone to instantly transform the way your home appears. These materials don’t crack or develop holes; they’re low-maintenance options that look great.
Get new outdoor lighting
What good is a beautiful stone pathway if no one can see it? Make sure to invest in creative outdoor lighting solutions. Lighting is a sure way to guide eyes to the door in a pleasing manner. Light your pathways so that guests and potential home buyers can clearly follow the path to the door without fear of falling or tripping. Adding back lighting to shrubbery and trees can also add a subtle glow to your home and even make your home feel safer. Well-lit areas are important, but it’s also important not to overdo the lighting. Finding a subtle balance is key to great nighttime curb appeal.
Display your house number in a new way
Small, hard-to-see house numbers are big downsides to a home’s curb appeal. Find ways to display your house number in a modern and easy-to-see manner. Consider engraving the number into a piece of your hardscaping or even hanging an engraved material that matches your choice of drive or pathway material. Be sure to add a subtle light to this so that people can easily see it in the dark, too.