Enhancing Your Curb Appeal This Winter

22 January 2021
Remax Professionals

Enhancing Your Curb Appeal This Winter

As a homeowner trying to conceal the grey and lifeless winter landscape, know that it is simpler than you think to give your exterior a curb appeal face lift. From a fresh coat of paint to a modest birdfeeder, it’s the little things that add the most amount of charm. Try out some of these fresh ideas to spruce up your curb appeal this winter!

 

SAFETY FIRST

Ensure your potential buyers can make it to your front entrance with no accidents. Prevent slips by thoroughly cleaning your driveway, walkways and stairs of snow, ice and leaves.

SEASONAL GREENS

Evergreen trees or plants that can stand up to the cold weather can really liven up a drab landscape. Some of our favourites include:

  • Winter berries, which will also attract hungry birds!
  • Winter flowering shrubs like daphne and jasmine
  • Early spring bulbs that flower in late winter
  • Evergreen trees and shrubs

OUTDOOR LIGHTING

Having proper outdoor lighting will not only make your home safer, it will also be more attractive during nighttime showings. Light paths or decorative sconces and lanterns are a great start to making your home feel more inviting and cozy.

SET UP A BIRD FEEDER

A well-placed bird feeder will attract some feathered friends and colour to an otherwise gray landscape. Colourful birds like blue jays and cardinals often stick around during winter and are always a welcomed sight. Place your feeder where you can enjoy the sightings from inside your home but also as others arrive or pass by.

PAINT THE FRONT DOOR

A front door is often the first thing that appeals to the eye. A great way to spruce up your residence is to treat the front door with a fresh coat of paint in a colour that suits your home. Bold colours can also look very stunning against the winter season’s colourless vibes!

UPDATE NUMBERS & MAILBOX

Up your home’s curb appeal with some striking new house numbers and mailbox. Go for a design that makes a statement or speaks to your home’s character. These upgrades can really upgrade your exterior aesthetic, just make sure they can easily be spotted from the street.

CLEAR THE CLUTTER

Make sure that all of the shovels, equipment and toys are put away after use. A tidy yard is appealing to buyers and is important for a great first impression. Leaving these items laying around will appear sloppy & disorganized.

HANG A WREATH

Wreaths don’t always have to be super fancy or even Christmas themed. Choose a wreath with modest elegance to spruce up your front door!

           

Winter brings new decorative opportunities to a home that embraces the beauty of the winter season, while dramatically adding to the exterior curb appeal. If you have questions about the home-staging process or are interested in listing your property, connect with one of our *RE/MAX Professionals Inc. Agent today.

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