The exterior of a home is an important selling point that you shouldn’t overlook. Even though you could argue that the home’s interior is the deciding factor in a purchase, many buyers are now looking for a whole package. Fortunately, there are relatively easy ways to increase your home’s curb appeal and its value on the market. Whether you’re looking to sell or directly improve your home, here’s what you can do:
1. Implement More Greenery
One of the first things we look at when approaching a house is the landscaping. If your home is lacking in that regard, you can take matters into your own hands. Add some shrubbery, new flowers, or at least put up planters and window boxes. It can bring instant charm to the exterior of your home, primarily if you use landscaping elements to draw the visitor’s eye to the focal points of your home.
2. Spruce Up Your Lawn
There is nothing so unappealing as a messy lawn with overgrown grass and piles of leaves everywhere. If you want your home to look as inviting outside as it is on the inside, mowing and raking the lawn is a must. If you have the budget for it and no time for maintenance, artificial turf or shrub beds could be the right solution for you.
3. Get a New Mailbox and Update Doors
Making over your mailbox and repainting your front door to make it stand out more are both easy DIY projects that can make a huge difference in your home’s outward appearance. As a result of these changes, you’ll be getting rid of the dated look and increasing the home’s curb appeal significantly.
4. Put Up New House Number
Similarly to mailbox and front door changes, replacing your old house numbers with new ones can add the right amount of appeal for a visitor’s eye. Align the home’s architecture with the font you’re using and make it look like a cohesive whole.
5. Clean the Gutters
Clean gutters make the home look well-maintained and new, which is one of the primary goals you want to accomplish. Get rid of the debris and scrub the outside of the gutters until they’re squeaky clean.
6. Don’t Neglect Front Door Decor
The front door is one of the most critical elements of a home’s outward appearance, and as such, it should look elegant and inviting. You can accomplish this by adding subtle decor that will elevate its allure. A lovely, dried greens wreath or strategically placed lighting can make all the difference in the world when it comes to framing your front door and making it look attractive.
7. Tidy Up the Approach
Your driveways and pathways need to be well-maintained, as their condition can most easily reveal the age of the house. So give your home’s approach a face-lift by repairing any cracks and pulling weeds. If your walkways are in good shape, but merely look dull, you can add some visual interest to them by edging them with nice-looking stone or brick.
Your home’s curb appeal will be necessary for its potential future buyers, so if you’re looking to sell, you should do it right.
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