Creating a positive first impression among prospective buyers is crucial in helping your home stand out from the competition, hopefully leading to a faster sale. If you’re looking to increase your home’s curb appeal, one of the easiest ways to freshen up the outside of your home is to add flowers to the mix.
In addition to creating a positive emotional impact on prospective buyers and open house visitors, flowers offer an easy and inexpensive way to put your home’s best foot forward.
Not only can flowers be put directly into the ground, they can also be arranged in planter’s boxes, which can then be placed on a porch, in a sunroom or on a windowsill.
If you’re looking to create a positive first impression through the use of flowers, marigolds, pansies, snapdragons and alyssum are typically the most manageable. While marigolds are typically bright yellow and vivid orange, pansies can be found in a range of colors from dark purple to pale violet. On the other hand, snapdragons are usually taller and range from pink to blood red. Alyssum is generally used to fill out between the plants and have tiny white or purple flowers on a bed of green.
While most real estate professionals agree that yellow flowers are the best at making people feel welcome, flowers come in a wide range of colors, making it easy to achieve the specific look you’re going for.
When deciding on the color scheme, remember that incorporating flowers of every color may be a beautiful sight, but it also entails a good deal of work. By choosing just one color for all the flowers, you can create a more cohesive look and one that doesn’t require as much work on your part.
Plus, a monochromatic color scheme will add depth to your garden, giving the impression of a greater abundance of flowers.
For added color and appeal, plant shade-loving flowers in between bushes, and choose wire baskets lined with moss to fill with hanging flowers and trailing vines.
Don’t forget to add plants as well. Large beds are most effective and you should design them so the plants are sequenced from shortest to tallest. Make room for a wide variety of foliage and color, with each plant installed in large enough groupings to have impact.
When it comes to shrubs, they should be chosen for their year-round ornamental value. Be sure to include shrubs with interesting architectural form and texture, fall color, berries, flowers, summer leaf color, and foliage variations.
You don’t need a green thumb to create an attractive look and increase your home’s curb appeal. Remember, potential buyers that drive by will want to see the inside of your home if the outside is attractive and inviting.
To learn more about increasing your home’s curb appeal, contact our office today.
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