Three Ways to Maximize Your Home’s Curb Appeal

July 30, 2015

Whitehall Arch Marker Address PlaqueWhether you are selling your home or simply ensuring it stays in tip-top shape, as a wise homeowner you know that the curb appeal of your home has a direct impact upon the home’s ultimate value.

This article will provide you with three key home improvement upgrades you should make to instantly transform and improve your home’s façade when you are seeking to improve your home’s curb appeal:

  1. Upgrade Your Address Plaque
  2. Replace Your Residential Mailbox
  3. Install a New Doorbell, Door Knocker or Outdoor Lighting Fixture

Upgrade Your House Address Plaque

The first (and often the easiest) way to improve your home curb appeal is by upgrading your house address plaque, lawn markers or house numbers and letters.

When real estate agents show your home, the address plaque or lawn marker is usually the very first home accessory that everyone looks at. And even if you are not selling your home, your address plaque, house numbers, or lawn markers are the very first impression that every guest will have of your home.

The installation of your new address plaque is very simple. With just a few screws you will have a brand new greeting for every guest, one that is actively looked for by newcomers to your home!

And while you browse the vast array of address plaques available online at The MailboxWorks, consider purchasing a lighted address plaque.

Lighted address plaques help your guests find your home even in the evening hours (especially in the winter when evening comes so quickly).

Lighted address plaques are also an excellent choice to ensure that emergency response personnel can locate your home in the wee hours of the night.  And the lighted address plaques look great during the day too, which make them an excellent choice for your curb appeal project.

For more information on how to choose the right address plaques for your home, take a quick look at these two informative MailboxWorks’ blog articles: Selecting the Perfect Home Address Plaque and Address Plaques that Make a Statement.

Replace Your Wall or Post Mount Mailbox

The second way to improve your home curb appeal is by replacing your residential mailbox.

While address plaques may be the first home accessories your guests see, the home improvement that makes the greatest impact on your guests, and upon your home’s curb appeal is definitely your mailbox.

Whether you have a curbside post mount residential mailbox or a wall mount mailbox by your front door, this vital home accessory signals to every passerby – guest or not – the style and care thresholds of your home.

If you were driving up a street lined with beautiful mansions and elegant landscaping, what would your reaction be when you noticed that several of the homes had rusted mailboxes upon posts that were bent out of shape and leaning to one side? An ugly residential mailbox is like a huge blemish on a beautiful face – it is hard to see anything else.

For information on replacing your wall or post mount mailbox, and on how to select the best residential mailbox for your home, review the vital tips in this blog article, Buying a Residential Mailbox.

New Doorbell, Door Knockers & Outdoor Lighting Fixtures

The third way to improve the curb appeal of your home is by installing a new doorbell, new door knockers, or other home improvement accessories like outdoor lighting fixtures.

While house address plaques and residential mailboxes are very crucial to your home’s curb appeal, these key home improvement accessories are always encountered by every guest (or potential home buyer).

Outdoor Lighting Fixtures – The first is the quality of your outdoor lighting fixtures. Whether mounted on a post or wall, outdoor lighting fixtures that complement your home’s architectural style and taste not only assist guests with wayfinding in the evening hours, but they also set the mood for your home’s overall appeal during the day.

Door Bells & Door Knockers – Additionally, you should consider upgrading the first accessory that every guest will touch when they come to your door, your doorbell or door knocker.  The doorbell’s feel upon your guests’ fingers and the vital importance of the doorbell’s functionality in signaling those inside to the presence of a visitor, should not be overlooked.  And the same is true of door knockers. When your guests grasps and lifts the door knocker, the weight and feel of that accessory will inform your guest as to the overall quality of your home.

Maintaining a pristine exterior is crucial for maximizing your home’s curb appeal. Having a quality cleaning service can make a significant difference, ensuring that your address plaques, mailboxes, and lighting fixtures shine and look their best. Clean, well-maintained surfaces complement your home improvement efforts, leaving a lasting positive impression on visitors and potential buyers alike

To find high quality home accessories like address plaques, mailboxes, outdoor lighting fixtures, door bells and door knockers, items that can improve the curb appeal of your home and delight your guests, shop online at The MailboxWorks, North America’s leading supplier of mailboxes and home and garden accessories.

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