August is National Curb Appeal Month – time to give your home that facelift you’ve always wanted. Even if you aren’t planning to sell your home, making updates will certainly boost its functionality for your own enjoyment. Check out the below simple, low-cost curb appeal improvements that you can do tomorrow, next week, or a month down the line:

Replace old hardware. Has your house numbers, mailbox, or light fixtures seen better days? This update takes only a day and a trip to your local hardware/home goods store. Choose matching pieces to convey your home’s aesthetic.

Install outdoor lighting. Curb appeal isn’t only meant for daylight hours. Place some solar-powered lights on your walkways and key landscape areas to create safe pathways and highlight your home.

Replace gutters and downspouts. Peeling paint and rust spots aren’t the most attractive for your gutter system. If it’s been a while since this was replaced, look into purchasing newer, snap-fit vinyl gutter systems that require no paint and go together with a few tools. Copper systems are on the pricier end but they do a great job of accenting a home.

Create a planting bed. Give your front yard a pop of color with a new planting bed in the front corners of the yard or along walkways. Make sure to choose features that will frame your home instead of obscure it.

Renew paint and trim. New paint, siding, or trim is the easiest way to transform your home’s look. If you have some time to do so, first check for any obvious defects (cracked or rotting material). Complete any repairs and then give your home some new personality with some color, trim, or shingles!

Patterson Plumbing is your reliable plumber for ensuring your interior and exterior plumbing is working properly. During your exterior upgrades this month, be sure to give us a call should anything arise. We’re Southern Colorado plumbing and sewer line repair and replacement experts. Give us a call at (719) 544-4922 for fast service!

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