Once you have undertaken the process of designing and building your custom home, you likely want it to make a statement to everyone who passes it. Making choices with the curb appeal of your home in mind helps your style and personality shine through from the street.
Enhancing your home’s curb appeal adds value to your property, makes your home look more attractive and put together, and makes a statement to all who see it. There are a variety of ways and options you can improve the curb appeal of your home, and Easton Homes is here to help guide you through the process.
First Impressions are Lasting Impressions
Cynthia Ozick is known for the saying, “Two things are irretrievable, time and a first impression,” and Easton Homes is here to ensure your time is well spent on making sure your home makes a strong first impression. There are many ways to improve your home’s curb appeal, including landscaping, outdoor lighting, and upgrades to the structure and style.
Landscaping for Impact
Since your lawn and garden typically reach the curb, your landscaping essentially rolls out the red carpet to your custom home.
Whatever the aesthetic of your home, there are landscaping styles to match it. Given the short growing season and at times punishing winters in Colorado, choosing plants and landscaping designs that can withstand the elements while still improving the look of your home is critical.
One landscaping methodology that is becoming extremely popular in Colorado is xeriscaping. Implementing a xeriscape in place of turf grass and water-dependent plants not only reduces your water bills, it can increase your home value by 15%. A xeriscaped yard and garden also reduces your maintenance costs as it creates more biodiversity suited for the local climate which cuts down on the need for fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides. This also protects your investment into your landscaping, as the plants have evolved for the weather and soil of the area, making them hardier and more resilient.
Installing xeriscaped landscaping provides greater variation in plant height, color, size, and growth patterns, increasing appeal, interest, and balance in your home’s exterior appearance.
Giving your home a facelift in the form of exterior upgrades to the entryway, windows, facade, and roof can go a long way towards enhancing the curb appeal and therefore the value of your home.
The entrance of your home is the first thing people notice when walking to your door, so it is important that it matches the aesthetic of your home and enhances your style. Building a covered porch over your doorway to protect visitors from the elements, ensuring the entrance is well-lit, and adding visual interest through landscaping or architectural features all work together to improve the appeal of your home.
Don’t neglect your home’s windows when it comes to upgrading the exterior, as they also serve to make your home more attractive. Double-glazed windows not only increase the energy efficiency of your house, but they also reduce noise inside the home and provide the exterior of your home with a more polished appearance.
Often overlooked when it comes to the appearance of your home, a roof upgrade can take your property from average to extraordinary. An upgrade to a metal roof can make your home look more sleek and modern, while tile or slate roofs can be tailored to match the architectural design of your home and emphasize the style.
Illuminate Your Home
After all the work you’ve put into the design and construction of your luxury home, it would be a shame not to show it off at all times of the day.
Stylish lighting fixtures accentuate the architectural features you chose for your house both day and night. From walkway lighting to guide guests to your door to artistic light features along your property, well-planned exterior lighting improves the aesthetic, safety, and 24/7 usability of your home.
Crafting Curb Appeal for Your Luxury Home
After spending time, money, and energy into having your perfect home custom designed, built, or renovated, ensuring the pride you have in it transfers to the curb is important. Through strategic landscaping or exterior upgrades you can guarantee that your home will make a stunning first impression. Easton Homes can work with you to ensure your home’s curb appeal is maximized, so reach out today!