Your home’s first impression starts long before any visitors walk through the front door.  The exterior and landscaping of your house isn’t just something to attend to when you’re getting ready to list your home for sale–it’s also a great way to enhance your own experience of living there.  Fortunately, you don’t even need a large budget, expertise in design or craftsmanship, or even a significant amount of time to give your home’s exterior a facelift. Here are 16 little steps that go a long way.

Make it green

Bringing some plant life to your home can be done on any budget and amount of outdoor space.  A full garden can require a lot of space, money, upkeep time, and planning in order to have a polished, enhancive impact on your home.  Simpler but effective options make use of hanging or standing planters to artfully arrange flowers about the front door, walkways, and windows of the home.   

Keep the lawn in great shape

Even if the home itself looks flawless and tidy on the outside, an unkempt or patchy stretch of grass out front can make the whole place look run-down.  Make sure to stay on top of regular maintenance: cutting the grass, removing weeds, clearing leaves and twigs, and watering frequently. Installing a sprinkler system and having a professional lawn care service step in every once in a while can help make the upkeep easier.  At the end of the day, if it’s too impractical to keep the grass full and green, consider a quality artificial turf or succulents and shrub gardens.  

Rana Khanjani, MBA
San Fernando Valley Iranian-American Real Estate Agent

Providing Services in English and Farsi

Phone: 818.723.9071
Address: 22020 Clarendon St. 200, Woodland Hills, CA 91367