Curb Appeal for Homes Painted in Neutral Colors

Earth tones exteriors, faded siding, sun bleached decks, and older drab outbuildings need vibrant color contrast for that upbeat vibe that says “buy me!”

Color splotches can make a difference.  The house has more “pop” during that vital firsts impression.

One of the better techniques is to use one or more beach umbrellas to convey a festive atmosphere.  Brightly colored, oversize planters, possibly combined with colorful plants work well too,

Color in front maximizes curb appeal.


Another trick to augment first impressions is fresh, sweet smelling, wood chips.  Wood chips can often color a multitude of sins such as weeds, bare areas of lawn etc.

And, things get dusty in the country.  Dirt can grind itself into concrete pathways, driveways, and cement stairways.  Nothing will do more to bring back the crisp clean curb appeal of  time-worn “hardscape” than a good pressure wash.  The results on bricks and stones can be stunning.  A general pressure wash of the house is also a good idea.  A house that feelt grubby, and run down, can be transformed with a slow, thorough, pressure wash.

Last, be sure to re-seal asphalt driveways, remove general clutter, and turn all the front lights — even for a daylight showing.  First impressions count.




For more informative articles, go to: Steve Hurley Real Estate

To find out what your home is worth, go to: Foothill Area Specialist