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9 Easy Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

door-812990_960_720There are many reasons to update your home. Maybe you are thinking about selling your home or maybe you are having a party and want to make a good impression. No matter what the reason may be, you may be looking for easy ways to add curb appeal without breaking the bank. DAK Self-Storage in Leesport is here to help. Below you will find just a few easy and low-cost ways to make your home more attractive. At DAK Self-Storage, we do our best to keep our facility looking good. We want to help you keep your home looking great too.

Decorate Your Front Door

When guests visit your home, they wait by the front door to be let in. With this in mind, you will want to have an entryway that looks inviting. If the colors are fading from Pennsylvania weather, it may be time to give your door a paint job. Once you touch up the paint, you will want to decorate the door to express your family’s character. You could hang a holiday wreath or add a stylish door knocker. If you’re willing to spend more money you can also try installing a window.

Buy a New Door Mat

The door mat is where everyone wipes their feet before they enter your home. After a while, your door mat will get frayed and dirty. When this happens, you should buy a new doormat. Changing this small detail will tell passersby that you take care of your home. It shows that you do your best to keep it neat and clean.

Clean the Windows

Another simple solution is to clean your windows. It should only take a few minutes to clear off the cobwebs and wipe your windows with cleaner. With a little effort, your windows will sparkle. The view out of your window will improve as well. You can also think about adding shutters around your windows. This is a great way to frame your windows and add a touch of color to your home.

Update Lighting

Neighbors don’t just view your home during the day, they pass by at night as well. If you don’t have much lighting, your home can look dark and scary at night. Add some landscaping lights to make your home look serene and peaceful at night. You can add a few spot lights or line the walkways with small solar lights. White Christmas lights can also help certain areas seem more romantic.

garage-door-553458_960_720Remodel Garage Doors

Your garage doors are one of the largest features of your home. They attract attention. DAK Self-Storage keeps our facility looking nice by touching up our unit doors when they need it. You should do the same for your garage doors. A cheap and simple solution is to paint or stain them to fix faded colors. If you want to add some extra emphasis, you can buy the materials to make them look like carriage house doors. With a bigger budget, you can frame them with a pergola and vines.

Pressure Wash the Dirt Away

Pennsylvania weather pushed dirt everywhere and dulls your home. You can see it on your porch, walkways, decks, and walls. You would be surprised how much the weather and dirt can affect the look of your home. A simple way to spruce your home up is to power wash everything. Pressure washing is one of the best ways to brighten us your home. You can buy a pressure washer at most home improvement stores.

Tend to Your Lawn and Garden

Most years Berks County gets a lot of rain. This makes the grass, plants, and weeds grow quickly. Keeping your lawn and garden well-groomed is an important task to add curb appeal. Unkempt lawns and weeds do not look nice. It may take a lot of work, but it is worth it to see how beautiful your yard can be. If you have any open areas that need something to look at, try using flowers to add a focal point as well as some color.

You can also buy a variety of supplies at the home improvement store that will help you get the job done. If you need a place to store your supplies, DAK Self-Storage in Leesport has a variety of units. DAK Self-Storage features a wide range of sizes and features. We also offer competitive prices. If you have any leftover supplies or tools, you can store them at DAK Self-Storage in Leesport.

mail-418099_960_720Update Your Mailbox

Your mailbox is another area of your home that neighbors view a lot. Sometimes it’s the first thing people see when it’s close to the road. People use your mailbox to figure out if they are in the right place, so it’s a good idea to keep it looking nice. Be sure to make sure your house number stands out and is easy to read. You can update your mailbox with a simple paint job and an addition of flowers. You can also buy prepackaged kits that match your homes décor.

Clean Up Items That Don’t Belong

Overtimes certain items may accumulate in your yard. If you have kids, they may leave their toys, sleds, etc. in the yard. You might have worn lawn ornaments, old tools, or a car parts in your yard as well. These types of items can be an eye sore. You should either throw them or store them away. If you don’t have the storage room in your home, consider renting a storage unit from DAK Self-Storage in Berks County. You can rent a unit for just one month or for as long as you like. Storing items in a DAK Self-Storage unit can help you clean up your home and keep it looking nice.

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