Create a little curb appeal in the winter on that Avon Lake home.

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Create a little curb appeal in the winter on that Avon Lake home.


1.  Clear the snow from your driveway, walking paths, and sidewalks.  This tip is as much for curb appeal as it is for safety.  You would like your potential buyers to make it to your front door without slipping, wouldn't you?  Removing snow early and often will prevent ice from building up and make it less likely that you’ll need to salt.  You may want to consider hiring a service t shovel the drive.  Ask agents or friends for good reliable names/services that can get the job done routinely.

2.  Decorate for the winter season. Wreaths are a great way to add color during the drab winter months.  A simple green wreath will give an appealing effect to your home.  Also consider adding planters to your front door area.  Use terracotta pots, baskets, or even a galvanized tub filled with plants that can tolerate the winter weather such as evergreen, holly, and ornamental cabbage. Battery operated candles in the front windows also give a home like effect to the home.  

3. Light and a little home touch.  With time change you have fewer daylight hours.  Get timers for lights outside even if they are decorative lights, you want potential buyers see that wonderful home.  Replace any exterior light bulbs that have burnt out and be sure to leave those lights on in the evenings.  If weather permits, think about adding pathway lighting .

4.  Back deck spruce up.  Shovel off the back deck to show its size and to make the area more inviting. If you had a wood burner out there, leave it out with a few chairs. If you have decorative Christmas lights you can hang on the deck fence with a timer that can really set off a little flair. People can vision enjoying the setting even with the cold weather.


5. Pick up.  Make sure those toys from last fall aren't peeking through the snow.  Clear off any leave left from fall. Make sure shovels, rakes, toys, and bikes should be neatly tucked away in an appropriate place.  Now if you had a winter sleigh or old shovel leave that against the side of the house for a little appeal and feel of home. Be sure to set out a mat in your entryway for buyer’s snowy boots and shoes.

Create a little curb appeal in the winter on that Avon Lake home.

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Comments (1)

Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin


Nice post and good advice. Hope you have a Happy New Year. 

Dec 28, 2013 01:29 PM