5 Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal

  • Dennis Hartley
  • 01/26/22

The exterior of your home is the first impression potential buyers have, so it’s important to wow them at the curb in order to get them in the door!

Here are some tips that don’t equal spending a fortune or breaking your back, to boost your home’s curb appeal.

Freshen up with new paint.

Climate elements – regardless of where you live – in time, can take their toll on your home’s exterior. A little fresh paint can go a long way, it’s not usually necessary to paint the entire home. Adding a splash of color to the front door, shutters, and other details can make a house pop with seeming joy. Favorite tones of blues, greens, and reds are particularly popular.

Add new life to front door fixtures.

Your front door is a natural focal point so it needs and deserves attention. A unique door knocker, a freshly polished handle, and even new doorbell are simple ways to make it stand out. Find well-priced items on sale online or at a local hardware store.

If you have a darker door, try lighter color hardware and vice versa. This contrast puts the focus on the door handle, inspiring the potential buyer to take a look inside.

Hide less attractive features.

Consider a simple lattice structure to keep trashcans and air conditioning units out of sight. A row of shrubs or trees is also an attractive way to hide things. For electrical boxes, water meters, and other fixtures attached to the home, adjust colors to match walls as a clever camouflage. It won’t take them out of sight but won’t draw unnecessary attention either, nor will this obstruct access.

Pressure wash wood, stone, and brick surfaces.

If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can usually rent one from your local home improvement store. In just a few minutes you can spray away years of muck and grime buildup from decks, patios, and walkway. You may be startled at how much of a clean difference you’ll see from this effort.

A little extra gardening goes a long way.

Planting some flora and fauna is one of the most effective ways to impress visitors, and it’s very versatile. Plants and flowers add color and create a focal point in the yard – this directs eyes to the front of the house. New plantings can also conceal unsightly features and even make use of spaces that may otherwise be wasted.

These simple upgrades are among the best investments you can make when selling your home. For a few hundred dollars or less, boosting your curb appeal could result in more potential buyers and potentially extra money in your pocket.

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