Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Create Beautiful Curb Appeal for your Deep Creek Lake Home this Winter!

Now that the holidays are in full swing on Deep Creek Lake, we’re beginning to feel the chill of winter settling in.  While we’ve had a mild holiday season so far, the snowflakes we saw this morning could be a good indication of what's around the corner!

The winter season is always a fun time of year here on Deep Creek Lake with endless activities to enjoy.  If you live in your home on Deep Creek Lake year round, or you’re planning on being here for Christmas; chances are you’ll be spending time with friends and family in your home.  

But, before you settle in to your cozy nights by the fire telling memories of Christmas past or prior to hosting the loved ones on Christmas day, you’ll want to be sure to make your home as appealing as possible!  Here are a few tips we, here at Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty, gathered to make sure you don’t forget your homes’ exterior this holiday season!  

1. Safety- You may have friends and family planning to visit soon, so you’ll want to put safety first! Be sure your driveway, sidewalk and front porch are cleared of debris or any snow. It’s always better to be on the cautious side and put down salt, as even rain can freeze and make walking up to your home dangerous.

2. A Neat Lawn- Whether there is snow covering your lawn or not; be sure to keep your lawn free from any leaves, twigs, etc… that may have blown through with the harsher winds. Just because your lawn is not expected to be as lush as the summer months, doesn’t mean to ignore the state of your lawn. Keeping it cleaned up will show that you care.

3. Tasteful Decorations- While you can have fun with the season’s bright lights and characters of Christmas, it can be easy for some to get carried away. Try small white lights around your homes’ bushes or front porch post, a simple wreath and garland to enhance your home’s appearance without being too distracting.

4. Fresh Paint- Your Deep Creek Lake home is more visible in the winter months as trees are free from their leaves and your home’s condition is more exposed. Touching up chipped or faded paint is a great way to help your Deep Creek Lake home look refreshed.

5. Clean Gutters- It’s not too late to make sure your gutters are free from leaves and other debris. You’ll want these cleared so that melting snow or rain can easily run through the gutters and not cause damage.

6. Lighting- The use of lights can really make your home stand out with the shorter winter days. Since there is more time without the suns light, using a variety of lighting can give your home a warm glow. Indoor window lights in each room provides a nice appeal, while lights along the pathway up to your home, a bright porch light and tasteful Christmas lights are all ways in which to enhance your Deep Creek Lake homes’ curb appeal.

7. Cold Weather Plants- Hearty plants and Evergreen trees can withstand the winter months while adding visual appeal to the outside of your home. Evergreen Holly will add a splash of color with its red berries and can stand up to the cold weather.

These are also great tips if you’re trying to sell your Deep Creek Lake home this holiday season!  The first impression of your home’s curb appeal can make all the difference! Even if you just act on a few of these tips; you’ll be glad you went the extra mile to ensure a safe and welcoming environment for your guests or potential buyers!  

As always, please feel free to let us know how we can help you with your Deep Creek Real Estate needs! 

Patrick Kane
Sales Manager/Co-Owner
Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty
Your Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Expert

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