Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or simply want to upgrade for your own enjoyment, adding curb appeal with some exterior work is a great investment that will do wonders for the look and feel of your home.
Here is our roundup of the top five ways that can boost your home’s curb appeal without overspending.
Up Your Door Game
Nothing boosts your home’s curb appeal better than a splash of color. Making exterior doors pop will not only make your home seem vibrant, but it will also add a bit of character and personality to the property.
You can choose a bold, bright color like red or yellow; or stay subtle with pastel hues — just make sure that the color enhances the whole front of the house. Place planters with flowers on either side and you’re all set!
Invest in Replacement Windows
Getting replacement windows is usually a lifetime investment. Not only are you able to invest in energy efficient replacements, helping you save hundreds of dollars each year by preventing drafts, they also make a house look prim and proper from the outside. Click here to learn more about the benefits of energy-efficient windows and to discover which window style will suit the look of your home.
Consider replacing windows in the most visible parts of your home to boost your curb appeal and give your home a picturesque look.
Get a new patio/driveway
Your front patio or driveway sets the first impression for anyone who sees it, which is why a makeover is essential when trying to boost your home’s curb appeal. Rundown patios look shabby and cracked driveways are an eyesore.
Redoing these exterior assets doesn’t break the bank and helps add a sophisticated touch to your home. Flat flagstones on the driveway, accent lights in the patio and some modern fixtures on the railings can easily turn an uninteresting entryway to an inviting one.
Trim those shrubs
Going green around your house is one of the best curb-appeal boosting techniques. However, maintaining these greens is often a task neglected by homeowners. Overgrown hedges and shrubs not only hinder the view of your home, but they also look messy and unkempt.
Trimming these out regularly or hiring a professional gardener for simple landscaping is an easy fix that will instantly add considerable value to the look and feel of your house.
Wash the roof and sides
Washing the exterior of your house sounds like a simple concept many homeowners neglect this humble task. Leaves, twigs, and years of grime can gunk up your gutters, and time will simply make the roof and sides look dirty. You won’t need to replace your shingles and siding or your gutters if you take the time to routinely clean them.
Consider giving your house a mini facelift with a thorough pressure wash that gets rid of built-up debris, mildew, algae, and general wear and tear. Freshening up the exterior walls is definitely a budget-friendly way to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Bonus Tip – Maintain your Appliances!
While technically this last tip may not exactly boost your curb appeal, taking time to take care of your appliances will certainly help your home appear more attractive to prospective buyers. A clean fridge, stove and cooking area goes a long way to impress buyers.
It’s especially important to take care of your large cooking appliances like your stove, and any outdoor cooking appliances like BBQs or smokers, which can be especially tricky to clean.
Boosting your curb appeal doesn’t have to be costly. Take the time to maintain your home, put some extra effort on the cleaning side, and it will go along to ensure you get the selling price you hope to for your home!