How To Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

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gutter guard shutterstock_129173594-300x200 You want your house to look great and impress the neighborhood, but you aren’t sure where to start. Luckily, it’s easier to accomplish than you may think. Here are some simple tips on how to increase your home’s curb appeal:

Well-Maintained Landscaping

The first area to focus on is the landscaping. Keep your lawn neat and well maintained in every season. Plant colorful flowers, trim bushes and shrubs, and fertilize your grass to keep it healthy and green. By spending just a few hours a week on yard work, you’ll have a great looking lawn and garden that will catch the attention of passersby.

Front Porch Charm

Take advantage of a front porch by adding charming decor. Choose color schemes to decorate for each season, adding pretty flowers in pots, a wreath for the front door, and some stylish seating. Be sure to keep your porch tidy and free of clutter to really maximize it’s usefulness and attractiveness. Regular scrubs of the front porch will keep it clean throughout the year. A warm, welcoming front porch will really step up the look of your house.

Stylish Window Treatments

Don’t overlook the importance of your front windows, both upstairs and downstairs. Draw attention to the main window on the ground floor with stylish window treatments and tasteful seasonal decor. There are many color palettes to choose from that can work well with both the interior and exterior of your home at the same time. Curtains and blinds are a subtle, yet important element of a home’s curb appeal.

Homeowners should always aim to keep their property looking great. You want your neighbors to be impressed, and you want to enjoy the beauty of your home’s exterior, too. Following these simple tips will help ensure that your house has curb appeal in every season.

What You Can Do With Old Gutters

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gutter guard What-to-do-with-Old-Gutters-K-Guard-June-2017-300x161 It may not be top of mind for home improvement projects to tackle, but ensuring your gutters are in great shape is one of the most important. Installing a leaf removal system as part of your home exterior and landscaping plans this year is a smart way to take care of your property. Once you change out your gutters with new K-Guard gutters, here are a few ideas for what you can do with your old gutters:

Window Boxes

Transform your home’s curb appeal by re-purposing old gutters into attractive windowsill flower boxes. Simply cut the gutters carefully to the desired length to fit on your windowsill. Cap off the ends, drill a few holes in the bottom for drainage, and fill with potting soil and plants. If you aren’t happy with the color of the gutters, simply spray paint to suit your needs. It’s an easy, affordable way to beautify your home and recycle old gutters.

Organization and Storage

Make simple, effective organizers for your garage, basement, or shed by cutting long gutters into smaller sizes. Cap off the ends and then attach them to the wall or back of a door. You can safely store screws, nails, twine, small hand tools, and just about anything else that fits inside and isn’t too heavy. It’s a durable, affordable alternative to pricey storage units.

Make a magnet board

Use a mallet to flatten out a piece of galvanized steel gutter. Soften the edges so that they aren’t sharp and hazardous, then attach the sheet to the wall. Add a few magnets, and you have a quick and easy message board for important notes.

Before you toss old gutters into the recycling bin, try these easy and creative ideas. You’ll be able to usefully re-purpose them.