7 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb AppealBy Teresa Cowart in Blog,For Home Sellers,For Homeowners,Home Sale Preparation. Tagged: Curb Appeal • Home Sellers • Homeownership • Prepare Home for Sale • Real Estate • Teresa Cowart
Freshening up the curb appeal of a home is one of the best ways to impress prospective buyers! From the minute they walk up to a home, decisions and opinions are already being made. Aside from landscaping, homeowners may feel stumped as to what new ways they can give their home an edge in the market. The following ideas will be sure to boost curb appeal!
If you have a patio or backyard space, transform it into a beautiful and relaxing outdoor haven! Finding tasteful furniture and a couple décor items, can easily make this happen. The goal is to play up your home’s special features!
Whether you live in the Savannah area or not, adding some tropical elements to your home’s exterior is sure to gain some attention from buyers! Planting some tropical plants in your landscaping will add a beach feel. Painting shutters, trim or the porch a fun and coordinating tropical color, is another way to make buyers feel as if they can have their own private little beach villa!
Brighten Up The Entry
The front door is a huge focal point for homes, so a good way to add some pizzazz to it, is to paint it a nice bright color like red! Another simple but effective idea is to invest in good quality address lettering. Fading or peeling numbers won’t make the best impression.
If you have a nice walkway to your home, line it with some solar path lamps. Beautiful landscaping areas and driveways are two other areas that would benefit from having a good lighting design.
This sounds rather simple but cleaning your windows until they gleam is a great trick to increase curb appeal. Repainting the trim and window panes are a good idea as well! If you are looking for a way to add style to your front windows, add some window boxes with bright flowers!
Siding is a common feature of a home’s exterior that can show signs of aging. Repainting or in some cases replacing siding is a good idea when preparing to sell your home. A fresh coat of paint can make all the difference! Be sure to get the appropriate paint for exterior use!
If you have a deck on your home, repaint or stain it! There are many different shades of stain for decks and they can transform an average deck into a beautiful feature on a home. If there are any areas where the wood is warped or rotting, be sure to replace those pieces. The more move-in ready a home looks the better!
The key to boosting curb appeal is not always to create new features in your home, it can also be working with the features you already have. Some of the simplest changes can make a significance difference in a buyers first impression of your home!
Additional reading on sprucing up the exterior of your home:
- Does Your Home Have Curb Appeal? — Anita Clark
- Curb Appeal for Front Porches — Better Homes & Gardens
- Inexpensive Curb Appeal Ideas — HouseHunt
- House Not Selling? Try These Tips
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