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The Modern Home: 4 Yard Designs to Improve Your Curb Appeal

Something that plays a big part in determining the value of a home is its curb appeal. This is the aesthetic appeal of a property as seen from the outside. High curb appeal can attract buyers and ensure that they pay more for the home as well. Turf Magazine suggests that outside visual appeal can raise your house’s selling price by as much as 11.4 percent. Below are four yard designs that can improve your curb appeal significantly.

 

An Illuminated Landscape

Curb appeal isn’t only important during the daytime. You should also have strong curb appeal during nighttime hours as well. One way to accomplish this is to invest in some lighting for your yard. It can shine light on your landscaping and neatly trimmed grass. Make sure the lighting options you choose are dimmed to create an attractive atmosphere. Lights that are too bright can be a bit off-putting. You can also invest in lights that are charged by the sun during the daytime to help cut costs.

 

Wood Fencing

Curb appeal goes beyond your grass, flowers and shrubbery. Something else that can greatly enhance your curb appeal is handsome fencing. One of the best choices is painted wood fencing. It can add an element of panache to your yard as well as an element of privacy that buyers find valuable. There are many wood fencing design options for you to choose from. For example, companies like Harco Exteriors LLC. offer choices like spaced picket fencing, shadowbox fencing and split-rail fencing.

 

Topiaries

Creating strong curb appeal takes a lot of hard work. However, it also requires having a creative mind and a good eye for design aesthetics. One way you can use your creativity to greatly enhance your curb appeal is by creating topiaries. This involves trimming bushes and shrubbery to create designs. Whether it is simple ball and box shapes or more intricate designs like animals, well done topiaries can make a huge statement for onlookers.

 

A Driveway Landing Strip

Another great yard design choice that can increase curb appeal is to focus on the edges of your driveway. Consider planting flowers, bushes or shrubbery along each side of your driveway. This can create a really attractive look and make pulling in and of your driveway a fun experience.

 

Overall, make creating curb appeal a priority for your home. It will make your home a much more enjoyable place to live. You’ll want to spend much more time enjoying your yard with your family. It will also greatly increase the value of your home if you ever wish to sell.

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