6 Ways to Make Your Home the Best Looking on the Block

Whether we like it or not, appearances do matter. Most people will make formulate a first impression of someone or something based on how it looks. This is especially true in the property world, where people want their homes to look beautiful inside and out.

Whether you’re looking to sell your home in the near future, or you simply want your property to look great, here are some tips to make your home the best looking on the block:

Give the Walls Some Attention

Walls make up the bulk of any property, so if you want yours to look good from the curb, you need to start thinking about ways to smarten up your walls. Siding and window installation is one option, which will ensure that the walls and the windows in the walls will look fresh, new and impressive. Another good option would be repainting the walls so that any stains or discolorations of the area are covered. Finally, you should use a hose or power washer to clean up the walls if you want your home to look truly beautiful.

Install a New Roof


If your roof has seen better days, and it’s covered with moss, cracked tiles and even holes, it might be time to call in a professional roofer and have him replace it with something shiny and new. You don’t want your home to look run down, after all.

Create a Pretty Path

The path that leads from the street to your front door is an important part of creating the right impression, so do what you can to create a pretty meandering path to the door. Line it with plants and trees, clean it with a power washer and remove weeds from the cracks and install solar lanterns to light the way.

Landscape the Garden

Landscaping the garden need not be complicated, especially if you use raised beds to add some pretty flowers into the mix, but it is important if you want your home to be the best-looking one on the block. As a bare minimal, your lawn should always be lush, green and well-manicured and you should have at least a few flowers round to brighten the place up.

Curtains and Blinds

Curtains and blinds might be on the inside of the property, but they can be seen from the outside, which is why you should take the time to choose high-quality window treatments that add to, rather than taking away from, the beauty of your home’s exterior. They are also a good way to add some color to the outside of your home even if it is just a peek.

Little Extras


Once you’ve done all the big jobs that will make your home look good, you should start thinking about those little extras that elevate your home from neat and clean to truly beautiful. Things like hanging flower baskets, fences painted in pretty pastel colors and traditional white window shutters are all good options.

Is your home the best looking on the block? What have you done to make it that way?

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