Whether you're looking to find the right Southwest Michigan home, add some appeal while selling your home, or simply make your current home look its best, there's a good chance curb appeal will be a major factor in the equation. There are many ways to add curb appeal to your home, but few things do the trick quite like beautiful landscaping and gardening features. Our real estate agents know a thing or two about curb appeal, and we've created a guide to help you make your Southwest Michigan home look great from the curb.
How Southwest Michigan Goes All In with Colorful Curb Appeal
Every home and community is unique, but there are common threads when it comes to curb appeal. In this guide, we'll show you where to find homes in each community, where to find great local garden centers, and provide curb appeal tips to help your home look its best.
Benton Harbor Curb Appeal Inspiration
Real Estate: Homes in Benton Harbor
Garden Center: Rocky Gap Garden Centers
Looking to make your home look great from the curb no matter the community? Start by thinking like a buyer! Walk around the outdoor areas of your home with a critical eye, and consider how you would perceive the home's curb appeal if you were in the market yourself. Adding colorful plants or attractive gardening features is a great way to spice up any areas that could use a boost.
Colorful Curb Appeal in St. Joseph
Real Estate: Saint Joseph Homes for Sale
Garden Center: Second Nature Gardens
Even if you aren't an experienced gardener, there's a ton you can do to make your landscaping look great just by visiting your local gardening center. Whether you're looking for attractive, easy to maintain plants, outdoor furnishings, or the tools you'll need for DIY curb appeal, a good gardening center will have you covered.
Watervliet Curb Appeal Ideas
Real Estate: Watervliet Homes
Garden Center: Sweet Summer Gardens
In addition to what you add to your yard, curb appeal also depends on what you take away. Pruning shrubs, trimming trees, keeping your lawn cut, and clearing out any debris will go a long way toward making your home stand out when guests arrive at your curb.
Stevensville Curb Appeal Tips
Real Estate: Stevensville Homes for Sale
Garden Center: Barbott Gardens and Green Houses
Planting and maintaining a garden is an excellent way to add curb appeal, but what if you're looking for a more immediate boost? Consider purchasing some colorful potted plants to add to your patio, the area around your front door, or anywhere else that could use a fresh look around your home.
Beautiful Baroda Curb Appeal
Real Estate: Homes in Baroda
Garden Center: Hartlines Garden Center and Harvest Stand
Don't forget that curb appeal matters in the evening, too! Outdoor lighting will help you show off your curb appeal during the evening, and also adds appeal on its own. You can find affordable, attractive solar lighting at your local gardening center, which will allow you to keep your curb appeal strong at night without adding any extra cost to your electricity bill. Best of all, it's easy to install yourself.
Whether you're looking to buy, sell, or learn about homes in Michigan, our experienced real estate team is here to help. Contact Cressy & Everett Real Estate to buy and sell homes in Southwest Michigan communities.