There's More to Paving Than Sidewalks

Beyond Paint And Flowers -- Maximizing Your Home's Curb Appeal

If you're considering putting your home on the market, your thoughts may be already turning to strategies to optimize your home's curb appeal. You're probably already aware of tried-and-true methods such as planting flowers and decorating your entryway, but some homes require more serious attention as well. Following are three ways you can maximize the curb appeal of a property that needs a little extra help. 

Put in a New Lawn 

Breathing new life into your lawn, either by reseeding it or having sod laid down, will have a huge impact on the visual appeal of your home. Even the most well-kept and attractive homes look seedy and unkempt when surrounded by patchy, yellow grass or brown grass that has been overrun by weeds. If your lawn isn't too far gone, reseeding it might do the trick, but if it's been neglected to the point where it has an abundance of bare spots and weeds, you should consider having new sod laid down. This is the fasted way to establish a new lawn with a minimum of time and effort. 

Have Your Asphalt Driveway Repaired

An asphalt driveway that is significantly cracked or otherwise in obvious disrepair presents a huge obstacle for homeowners who are hoping to get a good price for their homes after putting them on the market. Unfortunately, your driveway is among the first things a potential buyer will notice about your home, and if it's not up to par, your home will not be viewed favorably. If you don't already have an attractive walkway leading from your driveway to your front door, consider having one put in. 

Also, keep in mind that damaged walkways and driveways present a safety hazard, and if you are going to have real estate agents and prospective home buyers coming to your home, it's in your best interests to provide safe surfaces to minimize the risk of personal injury lawsuits. 

Add a Front Yard Water Feature

Making your home appealing to strangers depends on creating an environment in which they can imagine themselves living in happily -- and who doesn't love the thought of opening their front door in the morning or coming home from work in the evening and enjoying the soothing sound of water or the sight of a well-tended pond? 

Please don't hesitate to reach out to your local asphalt repair service and maintenance service for more tips and tricks on creating curb appeal that puts you home in the best possible light.