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7 Ideas To Boost Your Community’s Curb Appeal

by | Apr 21, 2021

Matthew Horn

Vice President of LandArt solutions since 2008, Matt Horn brings unrivaled experience and training to his work. Matt has multiple certifications from the Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute (ICPI) and in stormwater management that cover installation, maintenance, and inspection. Among his specialties is the installation of residential and permeable pavers and retaining walls, but his quiver contains many more skills. These include landscape design and renovation, green building, site planning, drainage solutions, and many more. Matt’s experience in landscape design includes but is hardly limited to patios, turf (natural and synthetic), hardscaping, lighting, and irrigation. As an influential part of LandArt deeply invested in its success, reputation, and client satisfaction, Matt has played a principal role in adding beauty, function, and value to multitudes of North Carolina homes and businesses.
Maintaining curb appeal is a vital part of protecting your community. A neighborhood that looks great is more likely to enjoy high property values, engaged residents, and regular improvements. It can be challenging to boost the curb appeal of an entire community all at once, but this investment pays off in the long run. Explore some simple tips and tricks to help your neighborhood look its best.
See How You Look From The Driver’s Seat

How does your community look to new visitors? Take a drive through your neighborhood and look around with fresh eyes. Consider taking a different route than you normally travel to break out of your routine. Make note of anything that stands out, whether it looks great or is an eyesore. Visitors and potential homebuyers will notice these details as well. 

Chase Community Buy-In

Planned improvements will be most successful when you have your community’s backing. Engage your neighbors with improvements that will truly add value to everyone’s experience. For example, start by tackling communal areas and shared spaces that benefit the entire neighborhood. Your community will be more likely to support future projects once they’ve seen how improvements change their own lives.

Consider Your Landscaping Plan

Your landscaping will look its best when designed and maintained by professionals. Living plants have complicated needs that vary based on location, lighting, rain levels, foot traffic, and more. Consider working with professionals to keep your landscaping lush and attractive. You may be able to improve your curbside appeal with adjustments to your current landscaping system, or by upgrading to a new, expert-crafted design.

Pressure Wash

Curb appeal goes further than your landscaping. Make sure your hardscaped materials look their best with regular pressure washing. Pressure washing is the industry-leading method for cleaning stone, brick, cement, tile, and other hard materials. You can boost your community’s curb appeal by having your hardscaping pressure washed. Expect these elements to look brand-new when they’re professionally cleaned by an expert technician.

Resurface, Repaint, and Repurpose

Look beyond your hardscaping and examine your neighborhood’s paved areas as well. Shared parking lots, drives, and even streets impact the curb appeal and value of your community. If your pavement is faded or damaged, it detracts from the look of your neighborhood. Consider improving your paved areas by having them resurfaced and repainted. Fresh, solid pavement and clear, newly painted lines keep your neighborhood safe and attractive.

You can also think about repurposing any paved areas that don’t see much use. Empty parking lots can be transformed into parks, sports facilities, flower beds, and many other attractive purposes.

Add Lighting

Your community may be beautiful during the day, but how does it look after dark? Proper lighting performs many functions. You can highlight and enhance landscaping and decorative elements with lighting, showcasing your community’s beauty and style at night as well as during the day. However, lighting also plays an important role in keeping your neighborhood safe, secure, and easy to navigate. If your streets are dark and hard to get around at night, boost your curb appeal with improved lighting.

Stick To A Color Scheme

Color is a designer’s most important tool for creating a sense of visual unity. You can boost your entire community’s curb appeal when you leverage a cohesive color scheme throughout the neighborhood. Use your logo as a starting point if you have one, then select attractive colors to use across the community. Flowers in your landscaping, custom signage, colorful decorative elements, and even communal fencing are all great places to add a signature color to your neighborhood. You can even encourage your neighbors to continue the movement by using the color scheme in their gardens and decorations.

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