Get maximum improvement for minimum cash with these tips for transforming your home’s exterior.
A Great home exterior makes for an inviting experience which is most important when listing your home. A homes “curb appeal” is the home’s first impression to potential buyers.
All sellers should focus on exterior home improvement. Our brokerage spends a significant amount of money marketing our sellers’ homes online because the majority of buyers are searching for and identifying their home online. The exterior picture of your home is the reason they will or will not come to see the property in person!
Check out our tips to get the most curb appeal for the lowest investment, driving prospective buyers to your door.
Clean it up!
Sometimes the most obvious way to enhance curb appeal is simply dedicating a weekend to deep cleaning the exterior of your home.
- Trim Bushes
- Power Wash
- Mow the lawn
- Wash the windows
- Add Window Boxes
An easy way to accentuate the size of your windows is to add window boxes. Not only does it make your windows look larger, but it adds visual interest and texture to the front of your home, not to mention a pop of color! Choose flowers that contrast with the color of your home to make them pop for maximum curb appeal.
Paint Accent Areas
Paint is a quick and easy curb appeal-booster. Instead of painting the entire exterior of your home, focus your attention on the trim, door, and shutters.
Consider exterior color scheme trends, while keeping in mind your home’s natural style.
Give your Door a Face Lift
If you’re not in love with your front door, consider also adding molding, which offers a decorative frame for your door, welcoming visitors while serving as a grand entrance.
You can also give your door a facelift by adding metal house numbers and accentuating with a great front doormat. Add a wreath for a final touch!
Update your Light Fixtures
Replacing your exterior light fixtures is another curb appeal must. You can find outdoor sconces at a local home. Just make sure your new light fixtures have the same mounting system as the old. If you want to save on lighting, a fresh finish can do wonders. Try spray-painting them with Rustoleum paint.
Be Deliberate About Porch Furniture
Just as you would aim to simplify the interior of your home when your house is on the market, the exterior of your home should allow prospective buyers to envision their style in the space. Outdoor pillows and cushions are an easy way to give color and life to furniture.
Focus on porch decor that offers pops of color and character that compliment your home’s coloring.
Upgrade your Mailbox
Replace older mailboxes with a fresh one or re-paint your current mailbox. Consider painting it the same color as your shutters or trim to tie it all together.
Place a small lattice fence or side of paneling around your air conditioner to avoid an appliance eyesore, and hide your trash bins behind a small fence or by building a garbage can shed. You can also hide your hose in a pot or storage bench.