Whether you are selling your home, refinancing or simply want to improve the look and feel of your property, these fast and easy changes will help you add instant curb appeal. Even simple changes and upgrades can improve the appearance of your property and ensure that it is truly welcoming and appealing to guests and to your own family.
Upgrade the Entry
The front door is the highlight of your home’s exterior; changes and upgrades made here have a huge impact on the way your home looks from the curb. Improve the look of your door and entry by giving your existing portal a facelift with paint and a new doorknob and knocker. If you really want to revitalize your entryway, a custom front door can give you an entirely new look that is designed to perfectly complement your home.
Create Outdoor Living Spaces
That basic porch or patio will add significant value to your home if you simply cover it with a well-designed roof. By creating an outdoor living space, you expand the square footage of your home and make it both larger and more appealing to potential buyers. A balcony or covered patio can be used year round for a variety of purposes and offers a low cost way, high return way to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Light it Up
Walkway lighting does more than just improve the safety and security of your home; the right lighting can illuminate your landscaping and improve your curb appeal when you home are viewed in the evening. Landscape lighting that is solar powered can even help illuminate your home without expanding your energy costs, making it an ideal option for an eco-friendly lifestyle.
Add Inexpensive Bursts of Color
You may not have a green thumb or want to spend time slaving over the landscape, but picking up seasonal flowers and using them to decorate your home is an easy way to add bursts of color without much of an expense. Whether you purchase pre-made potted arrangements or venture into DIY territory, buying whatever is colorful and in season allows you to add interest and color without a lot of work. Plants can go on the porch or patio, under windows, along stairways and even be tucked into your existing permanent landscaping; it’s easy to change out potted plants as the color fades or the season changes.
Fence it in
Privacy fencing can help add value to your home, increase its curb appeal and even help keep your home secure. Whether you opt for a decorative fence of hedge to secure your front yard or larger scale fencing to boost the look and privacy of your backyard, fencing provides an instant aesthetic boost for your home.
Clean and Paint the Exterior
Faded or dull paint will detract from the look of your home; even if your paint is in good repair, outdated colors can make your home look old and drab. Painting your exterior revitalizes your home and ensures that your home is appealing to visitors and prospective buyers.
Upgrade your Gutters
If your home has old, rusty gutters – or your gutters are packed with leaves and debris—it likely looks neglected and out of date. Switching out your old, filled gutters with new, vinyl systems ensures that your gutters aren’t aging your home and that you aren’t constantly dealing with leaves and debris pile ups.
Repair your Walkways and Drive
While you can’t do anything about the public sidewalk, the concrete walkways leading to your own home can become damaged over time. Even good quality walkways can be damaged by growing tree roots and erosion. Replacing any broken concrete in your walkways or driveway can upgrade the look of your home and prevent it from looking neglected or unkempt.
Taking a look at the features of your home that need repair or improvement and then incorporating some fresh new accessories can brighten up your home and improve your curb appeal.
Whether you just want a fresh new look or you need to prepare your home for sale, we can help. Contact us to get an idea of what we can do to improve your curb appeal or to help you fall in love with your home all over again.