Is Your Home Living Up To Its Curb-Appeal Potential?

July 13, 2018

How do you feel about your home as you pull in the driveway after a long day at work?

Many homes have beautiful interiors, with exteriors that don’t do them justice. Fixing up your home’s curb-appeal could be as simple as fixing the numbers on your home, installing custom doors that actually fit, or adding an easy-to-maintain garden.

The designers at Kaufman by Design are here to help you improve your home’s curb-appeal. Not sure where to start? We’ve got years of experience in design to help. We customize! Some homes need custom doors and windows before they can truly live up to their full potential.

Looking to sell your home? Curb-appeal is essential to a buyer’s first impression.

Here are a few tips on curb-appeal from our design team.


Curb-appeal is your home’s first Impression.

If you are trying to sell your home, curb-appeal is essential. Like first-impressions during a job interview or a date, the first thing buyers see has a significant impact on their decisions. Many home buyers won’t even bother to stop by for a showing if a home has poor curb-appeal.


Get a better perspective by taking photos.

Sunlight and the exterior lighting on your home at night will be very helpful in showing the state of your home’s curb-appeal. At various times of the day, take photos of the exterior of your home from the curb.  

You don’t need to be a professional photographer to take these photos. A camera phone will work great. Make sure to get all sides. Use these photos to help determine if there are any areas of your landscaping that look cluttered or like they could use a good cleaning.

What stands out to you?


Do your own inspection (It’s free!).

Something feels “off” about your home’s curb-appeal. You can’t be sure what it is. This is very common because, as the homeowner, you see the exterior of your home every day.

Remember: It’s all in the details.

Do your own inspection, as if the home wasn’t yours. Take notes of problem areas, and areas you want to highlight. Is there an area of your landscaping that always seems to be cluttered? Even if this seems like an unsolvable problem—kids will be kids—take note of it. You might be inspired later on.

Here are a few things you should look at.

  • House numbers.
  • The roof.
  • Areas that need repair.
  • Areas that need to be cleaned.
  • The Mailbox.
  • Foliage.
  • Lighting. (Do you need more?)