Garage Door Hinges and Curb Appeal Tips

First impressions are everything, especially if you are trying to sell your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, over 60 percent of potential homebuyers will stop by and take a better look at houses they just viewed on the internet. When they drive by your house, what will they see?

Well, that depends on a lot of things. If you have been neglecting the exterior of your house and yard for some time, then they might not like what they see. If your lawn is overgrown and full of weeds, your front door is in need of a fresh coat of paint and your shutters hanging askew, nobody is going to get a good first impression of your home.

Lynn Cove Foundry and Forge, your source for shutter hardware and garage door hinges, offers tips for better curb appeal.

Trim the Bushes

It doesn’t matter how attractive your home is if nobody can see it. While many homeowners might think that shrubs and bushes covering your house looks good, most people think you are just hiding something. Besides, those bushes rubbing up against your house is damaging the paint.

Not only do overgrown shrubs and bushes obscure your home’s features, but they can also make your home look dark and uninviting. So it is best to trim them up.

Paint the Shutters

It is just not enough to re-mount the shutters that are hanging from one corner, you need to give them a coat of paint. It will also do a lot of good replacing the hardware that has rusted over the years.

Flower Boxes

One of the most common ways to add curb appeal is by adding a flower box here and there. You can install them under windows or on the front porch railing to add a touch of color, class and beauty.

Plant a Tree

Planting a tree or four is a great way to add curb appeal to your home.

Upgrade the Mailbox

Whether you have a mailbox attached to your front porch or one mounted on a post at the end of the driveway, chances are it could use some attention.

You might not notice it, but people who are interested in your home will notice that your mailbox kind of stands out like a sore thumb. But not to worry, for around 30 or 40 bucks, you can replace that old and faded mailbox. If you’re the frugal type, you can spend a few bucks on some paint and make your mailbox look new.


Speaking of paint, when was the last time you painted any part of the exterior of your home? You don’t have to paint the whole house to add curb appeal, just touching up the trim or painting the front door can make a world of difference.

Outdoor Art

Adding a birdbath, metal cutout or even a sculpture will improve curb appeal dramatically. Choose something that either compliments your home’s mutual palette or choose something that reflects your personality.

Start your home improvements by ordering your shutter hardware through Lynn Cove Foundry and Forge.