Simple Ways to Increase Your Curb Appeal

Front of house with brick pavers and neatly landscaped yard

Every homeowner should understand the importance of curb appeal. It’s crucial information if you plan to sell your house soon, and it’s a great way to stand out from the competition.

Curb appeal is a term used to describe the attractiveness of a home or property from the street to a prospective buyer. Investing time and money into the outside appearance of your home makes it feel more put together and can help you receive a better return on investment (ROI) when you decide to sell!

Here are a few simple ways to increase your curb appeal as a homeowner.

Upgrade Your Mailbox

It may seem simple, but upgrading your mailbox is an easy way to catch the eye of potential buyers and show that you take pride in the details of your home and its appearance. Depending on the type of mailbox you need, you can expect to spend anywhere from about $50-$200 to replace it.


If the outside of your house looks worse for wear, with cracked and chipped paint on the sidings and front door, it might be time for a fresh coat of paint. Paint is relatively inexpensive and can significantly affect how your home is perceived. A good paint job in a neutral color will attract the attention of more buyers.

It’s also a good idea to consider staining your garage door a nice color to make it look brand new! Be sure to power wash the door first to give it a deep cleaning before beginning the staining process for the best application.

Clean Up Your Driveway

A defined driveway makes your home look inviting and well-maintained. The driveway is one of the first things people notice, and if weeds are growing out the cracks or there’s faded blacktop in plain sight, people will become immediately turned off.

At VistaPro Landscape & Design, we can change the appearance of your driveway by performing brick paver installation to enhance your home’s curve appeal and increase its value in the process! We utilize different colored bricks when building your driveway and add modern custom inlay designs to make it stand out from the other driveways on your block. You can choose what will work best for your home before we start your brick driveway paver installation.

Incorporate Outdoor Furniture and Décor

Once the house is painted and your driveway is in tip-top shape, it’s time to spruce up the porch with some comfortable and stylish outdoor furniture! Depending on the season, it’s always a good idea to have a festive wreath or doormat to create a cozy, welcoming atmosphere.

When styling your porch with furniture, try not to overcrowd or clutter the area. Provide some comfortable seating and ensure it is clean and in good condition. A nice porch swing with a small table to place your book or coffee mug is a great way to bring the porch to life without filling it up with junk.

Practice Good Lawn Care

A well-landscaped lawn truly makes all the difference when it comes time to sell your home. It is crucial to practice lawn care management by having a consistent mowing schedule, pulling weeds, watering flowers, raking leaves, etc.

Lawn care can become a huge project that requires a decent amount of time and attention. If you are older or living alone, finding the time or energy to keep up with your lawn maintenance might be difficult. That is where VistaPro can come to the rescue!

As a professional landscaping company, we have the knowledge and services to enhance the look of your property’s exterior. Our grounds management services include:

  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Leaf Removal
  • Mowing
  • Annual Plant Rotations
  • Seasonal Cleanups
  • Planting
  • Snow Removal

A house with a well-taken care-of exterior captures buyers’ attention and makes them want to continue the journey inside to see what your space has to offer!

Contact us at (301)805-0119 to learn about all our services, or request a free quote online today and get your home ready for a quick and easy sale in the warmer months ahead!