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How to Improve Your Property’s Curb Appeal

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When looking for a house, first impressions really do count if you plan to sell your home aim to make it as attractive as possible to win over prospective homebuyers who can afford it.

As a homebuyer, you want to pay as little as possible yet as a seller you want to sell it for top dollar. So put your ‘home seller’ hat on and use these tips to improve your property’s curb appeal.

Today, we will be taking a look into how to improve your property’s curb appeal.

Improve the Exterior

You only get one chance to make a good first impression, so starting with the home exterior, how’s it looking?

If your home looks dirty and tired, then buyers and visitors will get the wrong message. When people approach your property, they will be taking a close look into how inviting it is and what it feels like to enter.

The first action to take is to wash your house, not just hosing it down, use an exterior house wash to remove grime and brighten it up.

Once you’ve done this job, you have your template, and from here you can decide if you can get away with leaving it as it is or if you need to paint it or replace the cladding, roof, windows and so on.

Simple things like painting the front door, cleaning the walls and windows thoroughly and fixing minor repairs can do a lot.

Fencing and Big Gates

Add fencing if your property needs it and If you have a drive and the space to install gates, then creating your own gated entrance is a great way to improve your property’s curb appeal.

The type of property you own and the look you want to achieve will determine the type of gates you should buy. For example, if you have a large property and drive, then installing iconic wrought iron gates will be the perfect option and will add security too.

Do Some Gardening

The greenery in your front yard will have a huge influence on the overall appearance of your property. Adding bright greenery will make your home more eye-catching and colorful.

As well as planting new shrubs and plants, you should do your best to maintain the ones you already have, including the lawn. Keeping it tidy will significantly improve how your property looks and will attract more buyers.


Add Modern Lighting

When your home’s entry is well-lit, it will make it stand out and feel inviting to guests and visitors. There are much affordable and energy-efficient (such as solar-powered light fixtures) options that you can choose from, so it won’t cost you too much to install and maintain. If you would like to make your home look more modern, you should go for LED hanging lights or wall lights.


Add wide paths that connect the front and rear parts of the property. Make them attractive with landscaping too, and make sure they lead to a beautiful outdoor living area.

Add a Deck or Create An Outdoor Room

Homebuyers love indoor-outdoor flow to move from the indoors to the exterior as if it’s another living area. Wide balconies or decks, especially when they are covered are in high demand and increase the property’s value. Stage this part of the exterior with outdoor furniture, and a BBQ, so present to homebuyers how it can be utilised for enjoyment and entertainment.

If you live in a colder climate, add an outdoor heater too. Your homebuyers will be thinking about how they will be enjoying their even meals outdoors even when summer has long gone.


Curb appeal sets the scene for selling your property and you can achieve a lot without breaking the budget with cleaning, adding some landscaping and using home-staging furniture.