If you want to keep the exterior of your California home looking gorgeous, you’ll need to do a few things. You can focus on your front door, outdoor lighting, add asphalt driveways, or concrete driveways. You can work on window cleaning, lawn care, porch seating, or create a garden. Each of these things will help add to your home and give it the beautiful look you are working towards.

Front Door

Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal. Make a statement by giving your front door a coat of color with paint. If you paint your door a fun color, it will set your home apart from the rest. It will give off the impression that you are a fun person with a fun home. You could also install a custom wood door to give it a farmhouse style look. You’ll need to clean off any dirty spots around the knob and use metal polish on the door fixtures. Your entry should also reflect the home’s interior, so choose a swag, flag, or wreath that reflects your personal style. You can add a few potted plants to help give it a clean look.

Outdoor Lighting

The outdoor lighting will help you to keep your home looking beautiful. You should make sure to change any lightbulbs that might have gone out. You also might consider installing some fun outdoor lighting that sets your home apart form the others. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. Small lights that line the walkway or spotlights to accentuate certain parts of your home will add to your beautiful home. In addition to making your home more beautiful, outdoor lighting will improve the safety of your home. Stairs and walkways that are properly lit will help you avoid any potential falls on your property.

Asphalt Driveways

An asphalt driveway is a great way to keep the exterior of your home looking gorgeous and you’ll need to keep the driveway looking its best. Asphalt driveways last an average of 30 years, if you perform regular maintenance such as sealcoating within 2-3 years and every 3-5 years after the initial sealcoating. A properly installed asphalt driveway will perform much like concrete (a step up in durability and price) but at a much lower cost.

Concrete Driveways

Concrete is a favored material for driveways, and for good reason. Concrete slabs are very strong and durable, and they require very little maintenance. The combined strength and longevity make concrete a relatively good value for large areas of paving. As a driveway surface, concrete is more expensive than gravel and asphalt, but it is considerably less expensive than a driveway made with brick, cobblestone, or concrete pavers and will most likely outlast them. Your concrete driveway will help give a clean and simple look to your home.

Window Cleaning

Your windows give people a look into your lives and it’s important to keep them clean. This will allow you to look out at the exterior of your home and admire all your hard work. Dirty windows will take away from the appeal of your home. Windows bring natural light into the house and create an appealing aesthetic. Cleaning your windows will give you a subtle way to create a beautiful first impression. Your windows will tell your neighbors and anyone else looking at your home that you are a clean and orderly person with a beautiful home.

Lawn Care

It’s important to care for your lawn to keep your house looking its best. You will need to regularly mow your grass and weed your gardens, otherwise it’ll start to look overgrown. You also need to water your lawn if you want it to stay green and beautiful. You should aerate your lawn so it can get the right amount of nutrients for growth. Edging will help you create a cleaner look for your lawn. There are so many things you can do to care for your lawn and keep it beautiful. A beautiful lawn will help you maintain a beautiful home.

Porch Seating

Welcome guests in with comfortable furniture on the porch that invites visitors to pull up a chair and stay awhile. Rocking chairs that sway in the wind are often a calling card for visitors. Even a small chair or a minuscule table on your porch can serve as a resting station between outside and inside and boost your curb appeal. Since your front porch is the public face of your home, seating can encourage guests to stay outside and engage with neighbors and street activity, too. Decorating and keeping up with your porch will help your home to stay beautiful and it will give you a beautiful place to spend time with your family.

Create A Garden

Gardens add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal to any home exterior quickly and affordably. You can buy ready-made container gardens from garden centers or create your own with your favorite plants. Pots come in a variety of materials, such as terra-cotta, ceramic, wood, and plastic. For most landscapes, a staggered, asymmetrical arrangement of container gardens works best to create a dynamic setting. Get garden beds into shape by pruning growth, pulling weeds, and planting flowers. Add new mulch to restore color that was taken away by sunlight and harsh weather. If stone or brick borders your bed, consider cleaning and resetting any pieces that are soiled or dislodged. Gardens filled with flowers and vegetables will give you something to be proud of as well as adding something beautiful to your home.

To keep your California home looking gorgeous, you can focus on your front door, outdoor lighting, add asphalt driveways, or concrete driveways. You can work on window cleaning, lawn care, porch seating, or create a garden. Each of these things will help you get the beautiful home exterior that will make all your neighbors jealous. You’ll also find that your life is less stressful when you are surrounded by beauty.

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