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Most homeowners improve their curb appeal with potted flowers, landscaping, manicured lawns, and window boxes during warm months. These ideas, however, don’t work well when temperatures drop during winter months.
Even so, the snowy, grey, or dark winter months shouldn’t stop you from dressing your home to maintain a good appearance.
Whether you plan to sell your home or keep it looking fine during the holidays, there are various creative ways to decorate its exteriors during winter months; here are eight of them:
1. Spruce Up Your Porch Entrance
Sprucing up the porch area is a simple yet profound way to maintain excellent curb appeal in your home. You can install a stylish chandelier to light up the porch and welcome guests to the house.
Alternatively, make the space super inviting by adding a festive door mat, a welcoming bench with lovely seasonal upholstery, a swing, or a table with a stylish outdoor lamp.
2. Add Driveway Lighting
If your house is located back on the main street, finding it in the evenings can be a challenge without help. To remedy the situation, consider adding several driveway lights on the ground or high on posts.
Welcoming lights that line the path to the main entrance beckon visitors, showing them the course while adding appeal to your home during winter.
Additionally, clear snow from the driveway regularly and repair it. Apply a sealant coat on the concrete to keep oil and dirt from soaking the surface.
If you aim to attract a buyer, remove vehicles, unwanted toys, or lawn equipment from the driveway so potential buyers can picture themselves walking home.
3. Clean Outdoor Features
Another way to ensure winter curb appeal is to clean the architectural features of your home, including siding, downspouts, bricks, roofing shingles, windows, gutters, and doors.
As you clean them up, check their conditions and fix areas that need repair. Consider undertaking roof restoration works to fix roof leaks and replace stained roof surfaces to give your home a pristine look.
4. Renovate the Front Door
The front door plays a vital role in boosting the curb appeal of any home. It shapes any visitor’s first impression of the house. Before winter sets in, check whether your front door is faded and find a way to breathe new life into it.
A front door facelift can range from replacing an old one with a new one, painting it with a bright color, to replacing hardware like the handle and dressing it with a seasonal wreath to make it pop. Whether the change is big or small, it’s a great way to improve your home’s winter curb appeal.
5. Upgrade Your House Number
Most people overlook house numbers even though they’re curb appeal elements. Investing in substantial numbers that complement your home entry look is an excellent way of boosting your home’s appearance while making it easy for people to locate your home.
An excellent way to make a statement with house numbers is to make them extra-large. Consider fixing numbers six inches or larger on facades with minimal ornamentation. Highlight them more by adding a downlight over them if they are far from the main lighting.
6. Place Shiny Ornaments On The Garden
Adding shiny ornaments in your garden is another way to maintain excellent home curb appeal during winter. Green plants also dry up; however, decorations can add life to your garden as they shine on during this period.
When picking garden ornaments, opt for something like silver orbs with a hint of sparkle for maximum impact.
7. Upgrade Exterior Lights
Upgrading your home’s exterior with a careful display of outdoor lanterns, lamps, or Christmas tree lights is an excellent way to maintain curb appeal in homes during winter. These lights add a warm glow to the home’s exterior, making it feel more inviting while adding an extra security layer.
Consider using a timer to keep the lights on even when nobody is home. Alternatively, you can hang lanterns on your home’s entryway posts or place them on the steps for a more welcoming and charming look.
8. Give Your Mailbox A Facelift
Any shabby element present in your home’s exterior gets highlighted. If you have a rusty mailbox, it stands out as an eyesore during winter. Improve your home’s curb appeal by replacing an old mailbox or adding a fresh coat of paint to the existing one to boost its appearance.
The cold weather that characterizes the winter can make adding appeal to a home’s exteriors during winter feel like an uphill task.
With most plants drying up this season, it’s easy to give up on boosting the appearance of your home’s exteriors. This winter, maintain an excellent curb appeal by applying the eight ideas discussed above.