Take a look at your home’s entrance and exterior. Does it look inviting or does it look like it could use some extra attention and work? After all, your home’s exterior and point of entry are the first things that your guests will see.
Make sure that your entryway is memorable and welcoming by doing these 4 tasks:
Clean the Clutter – Nothing looks more uninviting than a cluttered entryway and yard. Take the time to clear off your porch and put away mismatched lawn ornaments, hoses, hose reels, sporting equipment, and gardening tools. These items are best stored in your garage, shed, or basement.
Add Some Lighting – Outdoor lighting will work wonders in making your home look more inviting. If your entryway is roofed, you can install an outdoor ceiling fixture or hang a few lanterns in the entryway. You can also consider placing landscape lighting in your flowerbeds and near your trees or install a post lantern to light the way.
Bring In Some Plant Life – Landscaping can really boost your curb appeal and make your entryway look very lush. Add a few container plants on either side of the front door or on the steps leading up to the door. Get creative and add some depth and interest by varying the plant and container sizes!
Replace Old Hardware and Clean Up – Is your mailbox out of date? Are the house numbers peeling off? Take the time to fix any flaws that could be detracting from your home’s beauty. Fix any peeling paint, replace missing roof singles, and take care of any damaged siding. Don’t forget to power wash the siding and pavement and to replace your old welcome mat. This will add quite a bit of sparkle and will help create an incredible first impression to your guests.
Once you’ve spruced up your entrance, take the time to see if your home insurance policy is up-to-date. Call your agent at Madison Mutual today at 1-800-766-MMIC!