The milder fall weather offers the perfect opportunity to make changes to your home’s exterior. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or want to spruce things up, here are four easy ways to boost curb appeal this fall.

1. Give Your Front Door a Makeover

Your front door is the first thing friends, neighbors, and potential buyers see when they visit your home, so make sure it makes a good impression. If your door looks faded or outdated, give it a fresh coat of paint in a new color that complements the rest of your home. If the door is badly damaged or dented, replace it. A new steel entryway door improves home security and boosts property value. Install a new doorknob and hardware, and replace the front door mat with a new one.

2. Add Fall Flowers to Boost Curb Appeal

One of the easiest ways to color and seasonal flair to your home’s exterior is by planting fall flowers. Mums are a great fall option and relatively easy to take care of. You can plant them in pots or in the garden beds, depending on where you’d like to add color. Make sure they get enough sunlight and water, and you’ll have beautiful blooms all season long. Other options to add fall color to your property include marigolds, pansies, calendula, or ornamental peppers.

3. Rake the Leaves to Boost Fall Curb Appeal

As soon as the leaves start falling, make time to rake them up on a regular basis. Not only does this help keep your yard looking tidy, but it also prevents lawn damage. Thick layers of damp leaves can kill the grass if left on the ground too long. If you have a lot of trees on your property, you may want to invest in a mulching mower or leaf blower for easier cleanup.

4. Hang Fall Decorations

Hang festive fall decorations to make the property feel warm and welcoming. String up lights in autumn colors like orange and yellow, or hang a wreath adorned with leaves, pumpkins, and acorns. There are endless possibilities when decorating for fall. Be careful not to go overboard with the decor, or the lawn and porch can look cluttered.

These four easy tips will help boost curb appeal and make your home look its best this fall season. While some projects, like painting your front door or hanging lights, are easy enough to do yourself, you might choose to hire a professional to maintain the lawn and handle fall landscaping. No matter what you decide to do, with a little effort, you can transform your home’s exterior into a warm and inviting space that welcomes guests all season long.

Cole’s Inspection Services offers home inspections to customers in Statesville, NC, and the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule our services.