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Weather Cooling Down? Time to Get Outside and Improve Your Curb Appeal

When the weather is very hot, no one likes to go outside and do much of anything, including work around the house. If your weather is now cooling down, there are things you can do outside to not only enjoy the weather but also increase your curb appeal. Below are two things to help you get started.

Paint Your House

If your house has been the same color for years, now is a great time to paint it. This is a great way to give your home a makeover, and you will be surprised at the difference it will make. Before you choose a color, consider the color of your roof shingles, pathways, driveway, and any stonework. You should choose a color that goes well with these things. If your home sits far back from the road, you may want to consider choosing a brighter color to help your home stand out, such as blue, green, or yellow. If your home is near the road, consider a more subdued color, such as tan, brown, or gray.

Visit a paint store and get some paint swatches to help you decide. You could also purchase some actual paint samples that you could paint on a piece of wood or something else. This helps if you are planning to paint your home more than one color so you can see how the colors look together.

You may be surprised to learn of the many benefits of painting your home. Painting your home can prevent pests, such as termites, ants, and cockroaches from getting into your house. This is because the paint seals off areas where they can get in. If you live in an area that has harsh winters, new paint can protect your home from salt and ice.

Add Some Solar LED Lighting

Install exterior solar LED lighting to increase your curb appeal. You should consider installing lighting that leads to the entryway of your home. This not only welcomes your guests but also provides them with safety. Lighting can emphasize your beautiful landscaping and another feature in your yard, such as a beautiful flower garden or a statue.

Solar lights are a great choice because you will not have to install any kind of electric cords. They are also very easy to install, as you only have to stick them into the ground. This also allows you to relocate the lights very easily. You can choose LED lights that are very bright, or you can choose lights that are much softer. There are path lights, decorative accent lights, and spotlights available.

Contact a landscaper to help you determine the best type of landscape lighting that is best for your home.

Increasing your curb appeal not only makes your home look great but can also increase its resale value.