Who doesn’t love living in Denver or its surrounding suburbs in the winter? You really can’t beat it! With 300 days of sunshine a year, the winters are pretty darn mild compared to the mountains or out east. Though we don’t have to live through winter weather conditions through the season, it doesn’t mean we’re given a pass on the dormant vegetation. The grass looks dead, the trees are bare, and even on a bright and sunny 65 degree day everything is pretty blah. Curb appeal is just as important in the winter, if not more important, as it takes a little extra to capture a great first impression. See below for my top 8 picks for adding a little pizzazz on the cheap.
With our mild winters we don’t get too much snow here in the Denver Metro area, and when we do, the sun typically melts it away in the next couple of days. But when we do get those days below freezing or the occasional snow storm, it is important to keep your walkways and driveway free from snow and ice so buyers can access your front door safely!
Painting your front door an accent color can really brighten things up. Be sure to choose a color that compliments the existing exterior color of your home. You can even take it step further and add a fresh coat of paint to shutters if you have them.
Flower boxes may be out for the time being, but it doesn’t mean you can’t add a little flair to your front entry to make it more inviting. It can be as easy as adding a couple pieces of outdoor furniture with a throw blanket, a stack of firewood to your front porch, a cluster of lanterns, a wooden crate of gourds, or a tasteful wreath on your front door (for wreath ideas, click here).
Upgrade Light Fixtures
How do the light fixtures look outside your home? If they are old and worn, replacing them with new can boost your home’s charm. The days are getting shorter, so you could even add lights to line walkways for added safety as well as upgraded illumination.
Roll Out the Welcome Mat
Literally. A new mat can liven up any entryway while making buyers feel at home.
Keep your Yard Tidy
Though your grass may not be green, be sure to rake periodically if needed to keep your yard free from leaves or other debris. Keeping your yard free of clutter, no matter the time of year, is important.
Shiny New House Numbers
If you have drab old house numbers (or none at all), this can be an easy and inexpensive step you can do to add a little sparkle to the front of your home.
Trees such as Evergreens are perfect for our Denver Metro climate year-round. Pansies are also cold-tolerant, as well as witch hazel which can brighten up even the most drab landscapes.