Your home exterior is just like the cover of a book that sets the stage for whatever is inside. Your home’s curb appeal should make a first great impression, especially when you want to sell it. A house doesn’t have to be an enormous production, no matter how big a role appearance can play. There are simple, low-cost curb appeal enhancements that you can do.
Projects that Will Help Your Home Make the Best First Impression
Paint your front door
Increase the curb appeal of your front door by having it be noticeable instead of blending in. Painting the front door is a less expensive project that you can do on your own. Consider choosing bold colors that emphasize and enrich rather than the ones that will clash with other colors of your home’s exterior. Clean any dirt spot around your doorknob and use metal polish on the door features. Your choice should also match the home’s interior; therefore, choose a swag or a garland that matches your personal preference.
Prune trees and bushes
Trees can add a sense of completeness, magnificence, and maturity to your home; however, the same can become rangy and overgrown. For example, a tree that is so close to your roof results in a dirty gutter. Overgrown trees can also overshadow the garden that needs sunlight and block views that you want to accent. You can prune your trees if they are out of control; additionally, you can consider hiring a Tree Company to do the work for you.
Use outdoor furniture wisely
Having too much outdoor furniture can mess your home’s exterior and reduce its curb appeal; on the other hand, little outdoor furniture can make the exterior look abandoned or scarce. Try and find a balance between the two and ensure that all the outdoor furniture is in good condition.
Install outdoor lights
There is nothing warm about dark entryways to your house. Outdoor lights make a significant impact on your home’s exterior while also improving its safety and security. If you already have outdoor lights installed, try and remove debris and cobwebs around the light fixtures. If you don’t have a light fixture on your outdoor, try to add a variety of them. You can hang some series of lights or even consider using solar-powered lanterns to light up your entryway.
Pay attention to the garage door
The garage door is generally one of the biggest surfaces at the front of your house, which can be a visual liability, dependent on its condition. If your garage door is in good working condition, try to paint it, or if necessary, replace it. A painted or new garage door can significantly improve the curb appeal of your home. A new garage door can be costly; however, you can get the look you are looking for by just repainting the door. Begin by power washing the garage door to clean the surface thoroughly, and then paint it.
Create a clear path
A path that is well designed makes your home look more inviting and put together. Consider using signs like lighting and plants to array a clear way to your front door around the current concrete entryway. You can also decide to go bid and build one out of stone.
Your home’s curb appeal sets anticipations, and the prospective home buyers are more likely to go inside the house only if they have been satisfied with the curb appeal. This best part about improving the curb appeal of a home is that you can do it by yourself. You can wash the house and use a garden hose to pressure washes the walls. There are many surprising benefits of washing a house apart from just improving the curb appeal.