Curb Appeal: The Ultimate First Impression

Are you hoping to sell your home quickly? Curb appeal depends on everything between your front door and the street looking fresh and beautiful. Regina Lewis, The Family Tree’s resident garden designer, shares her top tips on how to create the best first impression for prospective buyers. The common theme with these tips is creating eye-catching color.

The Front Door – Drawing attention to your front door is crucial, whether you use it regularly or not. charleston-blue-front-door-lTo highlight this important feature, its surrounding area must be neat and clean before you can think about adding color. The easiest method to incorporate color is by painting your door a shade that stands out (in a good way, of course)! Other ways can include placing colorful container gardens near the door, adding a bright welcome mat, and arranging coordinating pillows on any seating on your porch.


Container Gardens – Your main goal in creating a container garden should be to add instant lushness and color, as well as making your house stand out from those around it. The most important thing to remember while deciding which plants to use for your window boxescontainer garden is to coordinate the colors and textures of your home. Choose a dramatic container and plants that will accent your entryway.


Mailbox Area – The mailbox is the first part of your house that people see, so it is extremely important that it stands up straight and that your house number is clearly visible. If you have flowers around your mailbox, it is important that they match the ones near the house, even if it’s just in color, in order to create a unified visual experience.mailboxnormanack


A Few Other Tips – Be sure to weed and edge your lawn and flowerbeds regularly. In addition, prune any bushes requiring it and put down fresh mulch wherever needed for a quick update. These small changes are easy to implement and have a tremendous impact on the overall appeal of your home.

To learn more about how to make the ultimate first impression on potential buyers, stop by The Family Tree on Saturday, March 21 at 10am. Regina Lewis will be sharing more tips and ideas on how to make your home look inviting.