WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A home's curb appeal is its first impression, so how can homeowners make sure that it is a good one? This month's 'Your Home's First Impression. Is It a Good One?' spotlight from Houselogic.com, the comprehensive website for homeowners from the National Association of Realtors®, features six articles and a video containing information, tips and advice on how to get and keep a home's facade in its best shape possible.
Check out the full spotlight at https://www.houselogic.com/spotlight/your-homes-first-impression/.
Here are HouseLogic's tips for how homeowners can make sure their home is not the eyesore on the block.
5 Reasons You'll Regret Painting Your Brick House. Some homeowners may by eager to paint over their home's red and orange brick exterior, but while it may be visually appealing now, it could end up causing significant damage to the home down the road. Check out HouseLogic's list of reasons why painting a brick home is a bad idea, including that paint traps moisture inside the brick, and when that moisture freezes and thaws, it can cause erosion and damage a home's structural integrity.
9 Unexpected Ways Paint Can Reboot Your Curb Appeal. Homeowners should not think that upgrading their home's curb appeal costs an arm and a leg; a simple bucket of paint can dramatically transform a home's exterior. Look at HouseLogic's tips for using paint to update a home's facade, such as painting a faux runner up the exterior front steps.
Are You Marking One of These 7 Landscaping Mistakes? Most homeowners have a clear idea in their mind of how they want their front lawn to look but tend to stumble on the execution. Read HouseLogic's list of landscaping mistakes, including only planting one type of flower, which causes a garden to be dull and lifeless during all other seasons except for when the plant is in bloom.
Lighting Tricks Designers Use for Awesome Curb Appeal. After spending time and money creating a home's curb appeal, it would be a shame if no one could appreciate it the moment the sun goes down. Check out HouseLogic's advice on creating an outdoor lighting plan, with tips like making sure that the lights are shining upward to help highlight architectural features and to stick to warm light, so that the home is highlighted and not the lights themselves.
Top 9 Curb Appeal Plants for Along Your Foundation. Concrete foundations do an important job, but they do not do much to improve a home's curb appeal. HouseLogic recommends planting large, colorful flowers, such as rhododendrons, which can grow up to 10 feet tall, to mask unsightly and humdrum concrete.
How to Choose New Windows and not Worry You're Wasting Money. Outfitting a home with new windows is an expensive and risky project; the wrong type of windows will stick out like a sore thumb and dramatically affect a home's curb appeal, and not in a good way. Look at HouseLogic's suggestions for picking out the right windows for a home, including choosing the right materials and style.
Front Door Paint Ideas for Curb Appeal. Sometimes a small change is all a home needs for a quick reboot. Check out this video from HouseLogic on how homeowners can update their front door with a pop of color and improve the home's curb appeal.
For more information on making a home spick and span for summer, visit HouseLogic.com.
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