Increasing the Curb Appeal of Your Home
“If all of your remodeling is on the inside but the outside of the house is challenging, you’ll never have a chance to even show the inside.”
In addition to making your home more attractive to potential buyers, increasing the curb appeal of your home increases its value and gives you something you can truly feel proud of. Your home’s exterior is the first thing you see each time you come home. It’s also the first thing your guests see before they walk through your front door. Even if you don’t plan on selling your home anytime soon, taking some time to boost your curb appeal can provide significant benefits.
Upgrade Your Landscape
One of the most effective ways to boost your home’s curb appeal is by adding some fresh greenery and flowers to your landscape. It’s also important to regularly care for your lawn as well. Having a nice landscape can have a huge impact on the overall look and feel of your home.
Even if you don’t have the money to hire a professional landscaper, you can still improve your curb appeal by adding planters and window boxes to the front of your home. However, you’ll want to be careful not to overdo it or combine plants or planters that clash or look out of place.
Choose plants that accentuate and frame key visual points like windows and entryways. If you don’t have room for a standing planter, consider adding a hanging one. Even adding a few carefully planned arrangements can add to your home’s exterior appearance.
Make Your Door Stand Out
Perhaps one of the fastest and easiest ways to boost your curb appeal, painting your front door a bold color can accentuate and enhance your home’s exterior. When selecting a color, make sure it doesn’t clash with the paint of your home. It’s a good idea to check with a paint swatch prior to painting.
Add Outdoor Lighting
A dark entryway not only looks uninviting, it creates a safety issue for your family. Adding carefully planned outdoor lighting can significantly boost your home’s curb appeal while improving the safety and security of your home. This may have an especially positive impact on your home’s value.
Spice Up Your Front Door
Adding a wreath to your front door can add elegance and make guests feel more welcome. This simple touch isn’t just for Christmas or other holidays. You can purchase wreaths year round. For the best results, select a wreath made from preserved or dried greens and florals. Avoid dating the wreath by selecting one that works all season long.
Clean It Up
Many people don’t realize the amount of dirt and grime that builds up on the exterior of their home. Using a power washer, homeowners can remove years of buildup from their siding, porch, walkway, and driveway. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one from most big box hardware stores.
Improving the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to cost a lot of money or take a lot of time. Most of the steps listed above can be completed in just one weekend.
Strategic Sales and Marketing offers a variety of real estate sales and marketing services. Our team has years of experience working with the real estate industry and understands the steps required to identify and connect with potential buyers.