How To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Your driveway and garage area probably take up a significant portion of the front of your home. In fact, most home styles today have driveway and garage areas that take up almost 50% of the area of the home visible from the street. Putting in effort to make this area of your home appealing to neighbors, passersby, and potential home buyers can go a long way.
Here are some quick tips you can use to help improve the look of your home.
Clean your driveway
If you own a car you will most likely be familiar with the oil spots and stains that appear on your driveway or garage floor after several years of use. To some, they’re an unavoidable part of being a car owner, but to others they can be an unsightly blemish on your otherwise perfect home.
Pressure washing will take care of the bulk of the dirt. Cleaning other stains such as rust, oil, and grease will require the need of specialized cleaners. A simple brushing or scrubbing is enough to remove most stains, although some stains will require multiple cleanings or even sealants if they are left on for too long.
Repair your damaged driveway surface
Cracks in asphalt are expected if they are exposed to the elements, but they are easy to repair. Hardware stores offer a wide variety of sealants and mixes to repair concrete, which can then be used in your driveway or garage floor. This will help avoid any further damage while also increasing the appeal of your home.
Improve outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting provides a strong sense of security for your home while providing other additional benefits. For example, homeowners who have a large variety of tools or valuables in their garage benefit from having a light to detract robbers from breaking in. It also allows family members who often come home late at night to feel safe as they make their way to the front door.
Upgrade your garage door
Your garage door covers a large amount of viewable surface area of the exterior of your home. It’s the perfect canvas to use to create a signature look to improve your curb appeal, so why settle for a plain white garage door?
Hill Country Overhead Door features a large amount of garage doors to choose from, including models which mimic the look of different door styles. This includes wooden carriage house doors with black iron hardware and even metal designs to complement modern decor. There are many custom garage door styles available to create the look you want to achieve while matching the rest of the exterior of your home.
A better home is simple to achieve by improving your garage and driveway
Your driveway, like a stream or river in a painting, leads viewers to focus on your home. For most homes, that focal point is the garage door. Ensuring that your garage is well maintained, is often the difference between a home that appears to be maintained or not. Repairing your driveway also helps provide warm, inviting lighting to further improve the curb appeal of your home.
In the market for a new garage door? Contact Hill Country Overhead Door today and take the first step to improve your home with the help of a new garage door that complements your home.