First impressions count and that doesn’t just mean for visitors arriving at your door, it is for you too. If you arrive home and there isn’t curb appeal even for you, it is going to reflect on your mood as you walk through the door. Having simple curb appeal is important at giving yourself a great first impression of your home, it can lift your mood and you will be less likely to notice other areas that might need your attention.
How Curb Appeal Affects Your Emotions
Curb appeal is more than the approach to your home, you might not have any space as such, but it is as simple as a clean front door and a swept step. If this area is dirty, you will notice and it can have a negative impact on your mood as you acknowledge yet another task that you must do.
If this area is clean, it will make you feel more positive as you walk through your door and this will have an effect on how you feel.
How To Improve Curb Appeal
Keep things clean; this is simple but effective to help you keep on top of it. Try incorporating a door wipe down once a week in your cleaning schedule and a quick sweep of your front step and you will notice a difference this can make.
If you have windows at the front, keeping these clean will help to allow the light into your home and look good as you arrive home. I live quite close to the road and this means I get a lot of debris from this on my windows at the front, which means I clean these more than I clean any other window; they appear on my cleaning schedule more frequently than any other window in my home.
I have a small space at the front of my property that is gravel and this is where my dogs go to the bathroom, they are not allowed in my back garden; however, what I don’t want is a place that smells or is unattractive to visitors or myself. Therefore, I weed and regularly clean this area, but I am not so good at the area by my bins and this is something that I am trying to deal with by getting into the habit to include this area in my weeding.
My garden isn’t perfect, there is a limited amount of time and I have to find the right balance and currently there are only a few areas out the front that need some attention, more on those in a later post.
I was quite excited to find that you can buy paint for PVC and this means you don’t have to stay with the colour of your door, check local restrictions to ensure you can paint your door. Now all I have to do is persuade my other half on the benefits of painting the front door!
Obviously, if you rent, you can’t change things however, it doesn’t stop you ensuring that your home has the right curb appeal, by being clean and tidy.
Therefore, creating great curb appeal isn’t just for those who are looking to move and attract more potential buyers through the front door, but it is there to make you feel good when you arrive home and it might just stop you thinking about yet another task and just enjoy being home.
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