Tips for Boosting Curb Your Appeal

Written by  //  December 27, 2019  //  Home Exterior  //  Comments Off on Tips for Boosting Curb Your Appeal

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When you prepare to put your home on the market, you have a million things on your mind. You need to make a few updates before your home’s listing can go live. The first impression your home makes on potential buyers, however, is the curb appeal. If your lawn lacks color or your door has cracks, you’ll be amazed at what a few small improvements can do for your resale value. Check out these simple tips for boosting your curb appeal.

Landscaping

Landscaping can make or break a home’s curb appeal. If your lawn looks flat, consider redoing your outdoor space to make it more useable, appealing, and inviting. You want potential buyers to easily envision themselves sipping their morning coffee on your porch or playing with their kids in your front lawn. There are many landscaping ideas to improve your curb appeal such as updating your driveway, porch, or walkways. 

Clean, clean, clean

Make sure to clean before putting your house up on the market. This doesn’t just mean raking leaves or wiping down your garage code box. Power wash surfaces such as your patio, driveway, and walkways. Consider also power washing your siding and garage door. The cleaner the outside of your home looks, the more likely your house will sell quickly. Cleaning out the gutters is another way cleaning can boost your curb appeal.

Window and door replacement

Replacing old windows and doors seems like a minor change that may not make too much of a difference, but it can change the entire feel of a home’s curb appeal. Replace or repair any windows that fog up easily, have discolored glass, or simply look outdated. Brand new windows and doors are a huge selling point for home buyers. Another great change you can make is replacing the patio doors on your home. A nice, updated sliding glass door that doesn’t stick and fits with your exterior design can easily boost your curb appeal.

Illuminate your home

Lighting your house up at night is a subtle way to make it stand out. Simply lighting the pathways to get to your front door, or the most popular entryway, can make it more useful and brighter. Most people, before putting in a bid on a home, like to check it out at different times of the day to get a good read on the neighborhood. In case your potential buyers happen to drive by at night, make sure your home is well-lit and inviting.

Update fixtures

It’s easy to overlook outdated fixtures on your home. You see them every day, so they blend in for you. For potential home buyers, however, these stick out like sore thumbs. Take the time to go outside and look at the fixtures on your home. If the lighting fixtures are originals, you may want to update them. Replace door handles, your mailbox, and your house numbers. Anything that looks old or came with the house when you bought it should get tossed. These little changes can add up, and they increase your curb appeal without a big budget or renovation.

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