For those of you that are in the process of selling your house, first impressions go a long way. The outside of your home is the first thing potential home buyers will see so it’s important to make it look as visually appealing as possible. Below are a few inexpensive projects you can complete that will provide your home with instant curb appeal:
Give your front door the attention it deserves
Updating your front door is one of the easiest—and most satisfying—ways to boost curb appeal. Here are a few ideas to try, starting with the simplest first:
Scrub any accumulated gunk and grime from the front door, screen door, and entry area.
Polish tarnished metal fixtures to shine.
Replace the lightbulbs in the overhead or sidelight fixtures.
Trim any wayward plants or scraggly bushes.
Hang a wreath on the door—there are good options for all seasons.
Add two potted plants on each side of the entry for an asymmetrical look.
Select and install new light fixtures.
Paint the front door
Giving your front door a blast of color can provide excellent curb appeal. Your choice of color is very important so it might be a good idea to get the advice of a professional.
Add contrasting molding to make the entrance pop.
Having good outdoor lighting is a huge plus. Consider placing lighting along the sidewalks or driveway. Low-voltage lighting can dramatically improve your home’s nighttime curb appeal, and by lighting walkways and dark corners, it can improve safety and security as well.
A new mailbox can easily add a little curb appeal. Hanging plants or planting flowers around the mailbox is a nice touch and can help to make the mailbox stand out.
Set the scene with beautiful landscaping
Plant a tree and cut back large or overgrown bushes. Whether it’s a lush green lawn, a native flower garden, or a beautiful old oak tree, the landscaping surrounding a home accentuates its best features. But if your lawn is run-down, your plants dried up, or your branches close to toppling, it’s time for an update.
Here’s where to start:
Trim, prune, weed, and mow everything that’s crying out for attention.
Give flower beds some oomph with an attractive stone border.
Plant fresh flowers or install a colorful container garden.
Plant new trees if you have the room—it’s an investment that will pay off with time.
Add outdoor art like sculptures, wind chimes, or a fountain.
Treat your walkway to an elegant upgrade
A neglected, cracked walkway can be transformed into an elegant path with just a little work. Here’s how to give your walkway extra curb appeal:
Remove weeds sprouting in the cracks, and fill them in.
Illuminate the walkway with low-voltage landscape lighting.
Add an attractive stone or flower border.
Replace a concrete walkway with contoured brick or stone.
Just remember that no matter how small the update is, it’s likely to have a big impact on your home’s curb appeal.
The only way to get results, though, is to get started!
Completing the projects above can help provide instant curb appeal to your home.
Contact Be Happy Property Services at 907-336-7434 for an estimate on what you can do to create instant curb appeal. We are happy to help!