If you’re like most families, you enter the home through a side door or even the garage. That means you might not pay too much attention to the state of your home’s front entrance. Can you remember the last time you gave it a good look?
Now, imagine you’re a neighbor or visitor, step back and approach your front door with fresh eyes. Does it need some TLC? Then get ready to boost your front door curb appeal with the following tips.
Freshen Up the Front Door
The front of your house can take a beating throughout the seasons. After all, it’s constantly being exposed to wind, pollen, dust, rain, snow ice and so forth. Take the time to wipe it clean. You can accomplish this with a bucket of water mixed with mild dishwashing liquid, some microfiber cloths, towels and a bit of elbow grease. Yes, it takes a little effort, but having a welcoming door will be well worth it!
Wash the Windows
Big or small, the windows on or around your front entrance are going to need to be cleaned, too. Learn how to make your own streak-free window cleaner so you can make that glass sparkle using Eco clean’ tips on making glass surfaces shine. Keep in mind that it might take several passes with your cleaning solution on outdoor windows.
Step Up Your Stairways
Give front steps and your porch area a thorough sweeping to clear out pine needles, dirt and any other debris. It’s a good idea to add this task to your daily cleaning schedule, especially during months when the outdoor weather is bearable. That way, sweeping will take much less time in the future. In addition, consider running a hose or power washer over your steps and the porch if it’s been a while since these parts of your front entrance were last cleaned.
Wipe Off the Welcome Mat
A front door welcome mat will quickly lose its message if it’s caked in mud or crusted with leftover bits of crunchy leaves. First, assess whether you should even attempt to clean the doormat or whether it may be time for an upgrade. If your front door welcome mat is salvageable, then give it a good cleaning with your outdoor wet-dry vacuum or a broom. Otherwise, spice up your stoop with a new one.
Top it All Off with Seasonal Touches
Take your front door curb appeal mission to the next level by getting into the spirit of the season, no matter what the season is. Consider getting a wreath that you can redecorate every month to celebrate things that are important to your family, such as the start of a sporting season, the Fourth of July and so forth.
If that’s not your style, keep you can keep the décor simple with seasonal plants. For example, you could put out pots of Gerbera daisies in the summer. When fall comes, trade out the daisies for some bright mums. It all depends on what makes you smile when you pull in the driveway.
You’ll be surprised at how much sprucing up the entryway can improve your home’s front door curb appeal and brighten up your day!
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