You may not realize it, but you are constantly in a secret competition with your neighbors. It’s an unspoken, private war and the only evidence of it will be a subtle side glance at your home. Or, a comment such as ‘oh, new flowers I see?’ Loosely translated this actually means: ‘your flowers may be colorful but the water fountain we just ordered is better.’ It’s a friendly game although when it comes time to sell, it can become more than that. Particularly, if more than one home goes on sale at the same time. You see then you’ll be in competition trying to win buyer interest to get that perfect sale. So, curb appeal isn’t just about turning your neighbors green with envy. But what can you do to improve your home and the way it looks from the curb.
Get Neighbors As Green As Your New Lawn With Killer Curb Appeal
Cheat With Fake Grass
Don’t you just hate it when your grass looks brown through the summer and a soggy mess through the winter? It’s just a fact of life because the grass is a living thing. It gets burned and dry in the summer, and it gets wet and damp through the winter months. Short of getting water sprinklers, there’s not much you can do.
Unless of course you just get rid of the grass altogether. It’s a bold move but one that could pay off big time. While your neighbors are fussing about their great brown areas, your grass will be evergreen. Sure, they might realize you’re cheating, but if it takes them a while to figure it out, this can be great fun. It’s also perfect if you hate maintaining your garden.
Are your windows dull and dreary? It’s easy to change that with removable privacy window film. That’s right, it’s not just a curb appeal trick. It will also ensure that your home is more private. It’s particularly useful if your home is on a busy street and you constantly see people staring in while you’re watching TV or doing a little ironing. It can be annoying and frankly a little disconcerting. But window film does more than just provide privacy. It can have cool, stylish patterns that look fantastic from the outside. So, essentially, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone.
What’s Behind The Red Door?
Or, blue door, sunny yellow door, racing green door? Your front door is one of the areas of the exterior of your property that can be completely personalized so don’t waste this opportunity. A new front door can really make your home stand out on the street. Do make sure that you check to make sure the council allow you to make this change. Some are a tad touchy about a home looking different from the rest of the street. If you can’t make this change, you could always alter the number to make it look a tad fancier.
We hope you have fun with these cool curb appeal ideas and love beating your neighbors in this unspoken rivalry.