The first thing someone sees when they’re viewing a home they might want to purchase is going to be a frontal view from the curb. A well-kept lawn and clean appearance is a must for anyone serious about selling their home. However, there are some things you can do to make your home look even more appealing to prospective buyers; one of which being the addition of window boxes.

It should be noted that even though they’re called “window” boxes, they can be added to other places you feel may need some livening up. Flower boxes can be put on fences, deck railings or anywhere you feel could use a bit of color and character.

What do window boxes add to a home? They can add color, depth and charm to what would normally be a dimensionless, drab exterior. The color that planting flowers will bring will not only enhance the appearance of your home to those on the outside looking in, but to those on the inside looking out as well, since the colorful flowers will be seen any time someone looks out the windows. The boxes themselves can even be painted to complement or contrast the colors outside the home (and the flowers growing in them).

Since you plan to sell the home anyway, you needn’t worry much about the extra care and maintenance involved in adding window boxes to your home. Just make sure you pick colorful, vibrant flowers that all have similar moisture and light requirements, or you might end up with some flowers living and some dead before too long. Water them according to their specifications and once your home is sold, it will be up to the new owners to decide whether or not to keep them.