Simple Tricks For Boosting Your House Curb Appeal
If you have decided to move, this is an exciting time. It goes without saying that you’ll want to get the best value you possibly can for your current home. Or maybe you’re not planning on moving but simply scoping out how much your home is worth or how you can easily add on to your home’s value.
When it comes to real estate, people definitely do judge a book by its cover or, in other words, a house by its curb appeal. Curb appeal is essentially how inviting or enticing your home looks from the outside or from the curb. Boosting your home’s curb appeal is always a good investment because if your home stands out from others on the same street, it will be more pleasing to a potential buyer’s eye.
Let’s take a closer look at some simple ways in which you can boost your home’s curb appeal without breaking the bank.
Update Your Garage Doors
If your garage doors are looking a little shoddy, it can make your entire house look run down. If you are on a budget you could power wash the door making sure the surface is completely clean and then put a new stain on. If your budget can be stretched, maybe now is the time to consider updating your garage with some new timber garage doors. This will add instant curb appeal.
Look After Your Garden And Lawn
It’s fairly obvious that an overgrown, unkempt garden will not speak volumes about your home. A well-maintained garden and lawn, on the other hand, will create instant curb appeal. A neatly trimmed lawn with bright green grass and lots of colourful flower beds will add greatly to your house’s exterior appearance. If you don’t have a green thumb or the time and money to spend putting in flower beds, plants and shrubs, simply add some potted plants and window boxes to achieve the same effect.
Power Wash And Paint The Exterior
Years of dirt and grime can build up on the exterior of your house. When was the last time you power washed it? You can rent a power washer if you don’t already own one. Why not give the exterior a new coat of paint after cleaning all the dirt off? This is quite an easy way to make your home look like new and really boost your home’s curb appeal.
Light It Up
The curb appeal of your house will also be judged at night time, so adding lighting is an easy way to make your house more attractive. You can light up the façade of your house so all of your hard work and boosted curb appeal is still visible in low light. You can get creative and ‘uplight’ a feature tree in the garden with a spotlight. You can also try ‘moonlighting’ which is essentially the opposite – you place light fixtures in trees so they shine down on the lawn and pathway to create a soft glow. Make sure your entrance, pathway and porch are well lit too. If your walkway and porch are shrouded in darkness it won’t create a good impression.
Paint Your Front Door
A really simple way to boost curb appeal is to paint your front door. Choose a bright colour that will stand out from the neighbours. Make sure the colour you choose enhances and matches well with the other colours of your home’s exterior.
Your Home Will Look Amazing
When it comes to boosting your house’s curb appeal, the options are endless. You could update and refresh your mailbox and your house numbers. You could also redo your walkway and driveway. The few options mentioned above are some of the bigger ones that people will notice instantly, so they are a great place to get started.