Whether you’re looking to make your house a hit with potential home buyers, or just make it feel fresh again, the key is in its curb appeal. Here are a few simple ways you can improve your home’s curb appeal:
- One of the easiest ways you can boost curb appeal is by giving your front door a bit of a facelift. The front door is the interface between the outside and inside of your home, so you want to be sure it makes the best impression possible. Liven it up with a fresh coat of paint in a bold color, and it’ll catch the eye of anyone on the block. And don’t forget about the hardware! Upgrading door knobs and house numbers can compliment your door’s new look and tie together your entryway.
- Flowers, shrubs, and other plants will go a long way to give a warm and inviting feel to your home’s exterior. You can build a beautiful garden quick and easy with container plants and window boxes, or with a little more time and energy, add in flower beds and shrubs along the front of your home. Even the smallest bit of greenery will help your home stand out from the rest.
- With a bit of cleaning up and maintenance, you can make the entire exterior of your home look brand new. Your porch, windows, siding, walkway and driveway have all probably gotten a bit dirty since we’ve changed seasons, so bring out the power wash and give everything a good clean up. Inspect the outside of your home for any broken siding or other damage and fix it up. Even a little bit of cracked siding can diminish an otherwise beautiful houses’ appeal. And make sure any new plants you add, and all of your existing vegetation, are regularly pruned and weeded, because they can do more harm than good to your home’s curb appeal if they get out of hand.
So with a weekend and a little bit of work, you can easily turn a “meh” exterior into a “wow” one. It’ll make you feel proud of your house, and it could even help seal the deal with a buyer if you’re trying to sell. And if you’re looking to make some long-term improvements to home’s curb appeal, consider going all out with a porch renovation or deck. Not only will they make your home more attractive from the curb, but they’ll also add real value to your home!