Real Estate 101: How to Warm Up Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Walkway to a fresh blanket of snow on residential home during the winter holidays.

Just because its winter doesn’t mean you can’t make your property pleasing. So if you’re selling a house or just want to have something to do amid the cold days, here are some tips on how to improve the “curb appeal” of your home.


  1. Safety is appealing.

If you’re selling a house, you need to have curious people have a look at it a little closer and that includes walking on the driveway so it is a must that you remove snow and put calcium chloride–based melting products on it to avoid slipping. You might also want to clear all the debris and leaves. Make sure that you clean out the gutters as well as this will surely give the impression that the house is well cared for. If you can’t decide where to put the excess snow, well you can leave them on your lawn. Snow-covered lawn always look delightful during this climate while it helps to insulate the grass and ground from the winter air.


Snowmen sculptures are often attractive to kids, unfortunately such dense snow figures may contribute to a fungal disease called snow moulds that can kill the grass and occurs once the snow thaws. So you might want to think twice before having those funny looking snowmen on your lawn.


  1. Have a winter garden.

It’s good to know that beauty also thrives in the course of a cold weather as there are wide ranges of plants that bloom even through a layer of snow that will make a cold sight so warm. Here are some of the flowers that you can try to brighten your home with which can also endure the Canadian winter:


  • Aquilegia or Granny’s Bonnet
  • Arabis or Rockcress
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Convallaria Majalis or Lily of the Valley
  • Digitalis or Foxglove
  • Echinacea Purpurea or Purple Coneflower
  • Pinks or Dianthus
  • Siberian Iris




  1. It’s never too late for some exterior painting.

You don’t have to wait for winter to end if you missed the chance to paint your home’s exterior last summer. Likely buyers can have a clearer view of your home in the winter and that includes spotting faded or chipped paint and other damages to the exterior since there would be no leaves on most trees in this season. Fresh “wintergrade” paints will definitely help your home stand out from others. Below are some ideal spots where you would like to enhance colors as well:


  • Front Door
  • Porch or Benches
  • Mail Box
  • Bird Feeders


  1. Showcasing your home’s beauty during the dark.

No curb appeal would be complete without lighting. This includes lights along the walkway, on the porch, the rear of the home, even garage lights and making sure that all bulbs are working.


These are some of the many ways on how to improve the curb appeal of your home. The important thing is to create that captivating impression to at least have people come in.


For more of your real estate concerns and inquiries, Daniel and Bonnie Wan of The Right Wans are more than willing to help you out! Contact them today.

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