The Importance of Curb Appeal

If you’ve ever bought a home, or even looked intently at houses while walking down the street, you know that curb appeal is vital. In fact, we’ve discussed the importance of curb appeal many times on this blog!

From having clean, dent-free front and garage doors to ensuring the home’s entry is free of debris, there are many aspects of curb appeal to consider. But did you know that there is even more to it? Ninety-four percent of homeowners desire a distinct yard appearance. Further, two in five homeowners want their yard to stand out among the rest.

But what if you don’t have a lot of time or money to spend on your curb appeal update? Fear not. Border shrubbery and perennial flowers are the most important additions.

Curb Appeal Infographic

 

The latest curb appeal trends, particularly in California, shift toward native plants and easy-to-maintain designs. Did you know that investing in landscaping reduces water runoff  and can reduce energy costs for your home’s interior as well? If you are considering updating your home’s outdoor living spaces but want to ensure you’ll be kind to the environment, HGTV offers excellent xeriscape ideas that look beautiful while using very little water.

What aspects of curb appeal are most important to you?

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