It’s summer, and time to talk about all things curb appeal! Whether you’re selling your house or you just bought your dream home, you don’t have to overhaul it to boost the curb appeal! Did you know that garage door replacement panels and trim are one of the most effective ways to boost your home’s exterior beauty? Here are several more of our favorite simple and cost-effective ways to make your home the best on the block.
“Think outside the box! Look for designs with vertical lines or interesting patterns that break up boring and traditional garage doors.”
A Fresh Coat of Paint
This is one of the more costly or time-consuming options, but nothing gives a house a facelift quite like a new paint job. Check with your HOA, if applicable, about what paint colors are acceptable, and choose the one you love the most.
If you have shutters, choose an unexpected contrasting color that compliments the style of your home and adds an extra sense of drama to your curb appeal. A white home with black shutters is very trendy, as is a medium tone blue-gray home complemented with white shutters.
Updated Landscaping and Shrubbery
There are so many simple landscaping options that make a big difference. If your grass has seen better days, consider installing sod or getting a professional to treat and restore your lawn.
Add easily cared for shrubs or small trees along the sidewalk or walkway to add height to the outdoor space. Choose greenery that provides appealing visuals all year long, not just in the spring.
Add climbing vines to the front railing and pillars to add dimension and draw the eyes upward as they grow. Check for flowering vine varieties to get that pop of color.
A New Mailbox
If you’re lucky enough to still have a curbside mailbox, this is curb appeal real estate just begging for an upgrade. You can install a stylish box that matches your home or go for something more whimsical and fun. This is an inexpensive upgrade that will immediately get noticed.
Updated Outdoor Lighting
Replace existing light bulbs with more energy-efficient ones for another budget-friendly way to brighten up the exterior of your home. Adding new light fixtures that complement your new exterior aesthetic is a subtle way to enhance curb appeal.
Bold or Contrasting Color for the Front Door
We’ve all seen that dreamy yellow or white farmhouse with a red door. This trend isn’t just for farmhouses! Get out your color wheel and choose a bold, bright, or dramatic color for your front door that complements your house color. This solution is easy to DIY and creates an immediate and memorable impact.
Pressure Wash The Exterior
Sometimes, your home just needs a bath. Borrow or rent a pressure washer and enjoy the surprisingly satisfying experience of cleanliness and renewal.
Don’t forget your sidewalks, driveway, walkways, and porch! Give everything a good clean and enjoy a fresh look.
Colorful potted plants, muted wicker or rattan furniture, or a big comfy swing are simple but effective ways to create a welcoming stoop. Add an outdoor rug and a simple door hanger and you have the perfect entry.
Upgrade Your Garage Door Panels
Whether it has seen its fair share of mother nature’s temper or it’s just time for a new look, upgrading your garage door panels or garage door trim can have a powerful impact on your home’s curb appeal.
Whether you opt for a modern or traditional design, add high-quality garage door hardware to match your style. There are many different materials, styles, and colors to match your home’s aesthetic.
Think outside the box! Look for designs with vertical lines or interesting patterns that break up the boring and traditional garage doors. Try a design that incorporates windows, or go for frosted glass for a modern and industrial look.
If you’re looking for a rustic or carriage house feel, choose crossbeam designs that give a craftsman effect. Choose from aluminum and glass, steel, and wooden garage doors that fit your design and your budget. Austin’s Greater Garage Door services can set you up with the style and color of your choice to level up your curb appeal.
Call The Pros at Austin’s Greater Garage Door!
Make a statement and boost your home’s curb appeal with an updated garage door or new garage door hardware. Call the premier local garage door service provider Austin homeowners trust at Austin’s Greater Garage Doors for a design and installation consultation.