If you’re looking to sell your house but want to fix up the exterior, look no further. Improving your home’s curb appeal can make it more attractive to potential buyers, as well as increase the value of the property.
Here are some simple upgrades and fixes you can do to boost your home’s curb appeal, and make a better first impression.
1. Groom your lawn and garden
Your garden and lawn are most likely the first things that your prospective home buyers will take into consideration. If your lawn is overgrown and messy, or if your garden is unkempt and full of weeds, it looks like a lot of work to clean up. When you’re putting your home on the market, the trick is to make it seem like the work is already done, so that the new homeowners won’t have to spend a lot of time fixing up smaller details like greenery. They would rather focus on bigger renovations and really making their new home their own space, than toiling over smaller but tedious tasks like weeding.
If you want to go the extra mile, spruce up your garden with a variety of colorful flowers, symmetrical shrubbery, and maybe some lawn decor like patio stones or lanterns. This should make a huge impact on the first impression that you are making to potential buyers.
2. Paint your front door and shutters
A DIY door painting session should only set you back a few dollars, but can really add some ‘oomph’ to the exterior of your house. To really make it stand out, consider painting your front door a bold color like red, blue, or yellow, and if you have shutters on your windows, consider painting them to match. Colors can greatly impact somebody’s mood; for example, blue is known to be calming, while yellow gives off the feeling of being happy and friendly. If you’re not sure what color to go for, take a few samples available in your local DIY shop and test them out.
Your home could look postcard perfect with a few coats of vibrant paint. Combine this with a few flowerpots of colorful flowers sitting either side to complement the look, and you will have yourselves with one of the most attractive exteriors in the neighborhood.
3. Pressure wash dirty siding
What’s more satisfying than pressure washing years of dirt and grime build-up off the siding of your house? Maybe washing it off your walkway, driveway, and porch too. You can get a pressure washer for hire and go to town. After a few hours, your home will look shiny and brand new by simply just giving it a good clean.
4. Stain your concrete patio or walkway
Some homes have concrete walkways or patios that are visible from the street, and frankly, giant slabs of concrete can be an eyesore. Acid stained concrete floors are a great way to spruce up the concrete in front of your home. Pick a color to match the style of the house, then watch as your drab pathway turns into a beautiful, marble pattern, instantly adding value and curb appeal.
5. Fix up your garage door
Garage doors can fall upon some serious wear and tear over time, between regular use and battling the elements. An unsightly garage door can impact the overall look and feel of the home as it takes up so much real estate on the front of your property. Upgrade to a polished door, or simply give it a fresh coat of paint to match your newly painted front door if that’s all it needs. Sometimes it’s the simplest of things that can transform the look.
6. Upgrade your letter-box
It might be a small change, but it can make a big difference in curb appeal. If your letter-box looks old, dated, and dingy, think about upgrading to a newer, more modern design. It’s the little things that add up and make perfect finishing touches to improve the overall look of the exterior of your house.
The exterior of a house is just as important as the interior when it comes to selling. So, start with these six tips to transform your home and increase your curb appeal.
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