We’re all told not judge a book by its cover. But, like it or not, your house definitely doesn’t get the same break. Everyone, from neighbors to friends, dinner party guests, and especially visitors to your open house, will form an impression before they step one foot inside. How, you ask? Things like unkempt flower beds, weeds in the driveway cracks, and peeling paint on the front door might not seem like much, but fix them up, and you’ll go a long way toward making your home seem more welcoming and inviting.