Have you ever looked at your home from the outside like a stranger might? Have you given it the critical eye? If you have, and if you think it might be lacking, don’t worry. Upping your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to mean refacing it entirely. At Window Treats here in Monmouth Beach, we have some tips on things you can do to boost your home’s look (and potentially value). Read on to learn more!
What They’ll See First
You might be surprised at the impact your mailbox and house numbers are making (perhaps negatively). Updating them is relatively quick and won’t break the bank, so consider that as a start. You can also add or replace flower boxes or planters. If you have the space, add some outdoor furniture as an inviting way to let people know they can enjoy your home. And be sure that any current plantings (bushes, flowers, and plants) are appropriately trimmed, weeded, and cared for.
A Welcome Sight
Your front door is literally what welcomes people in. If you’ve got a boring or outdated door, you might not be getting the looks you want. Change out the door to something new and striking, or, if that seems over the top, consider adding a fresh coat of paint to bring out a pop. Even just updating the handle can make a relatively big impact. Once your door is set, consider adding a fun welcome mat and a wreath for more decoration.
The Unsung Hero
Light fixtures and exterior lighting can really spruce up the place. Consider new (and matching) porch or garage light fixtures, to update your overall feel. And think about landscape lighting such as solar-powered walkway lights or up-lit soft spotlights to highlight your trees. Updating these features can add a level of safety while literally brightening the nighttime look of the house.
Having different treatments in all of your front-facing windows can create a jumbled, inconsistent look. But you have different needs inside each room in terms of look and feel. That’s why Hunter Douglas offers a variety of products that have a common backing—either white or neutral—so that they look the same from the outside no matter what they look like inside each room. You can find this option on Duette® Honeycomb Shades, Silhouette® Window Shadings, Pirouette® Window Shadings, and more.
Achieving Curb Appeal in Monmouth Beach
Window Treats, Inc. is service-oriented business specializing in custom shades, blinds and draperies. We serve residential & commercial customers throughout New Jersey & New York, including Allenhurst, Brooklyn, Cherry Hill, Colts Neck, Deal, Eatontown, Elberon, Englewood, Fair Haven, Freehold, Holmdel, Little Silver, Locust, Long Branch, Manalapan, Manhattan, Marlboro, Middletown, Monmouth Beach, Monroe, New Brunswick, Oakhurst, Ocean Township, Rumson, Spring Lake, Teaneck. Contact us for a consultation!