Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression it makes on someone passing by it or peeking at it from the street. To put it simply, the better your house looks from the outside, the higher its value will be in the market.
So, homeowners are always looking for ways to enhance their homes' curb appeal. If you want to make a strong impression on people, here are some tips that will help you in your quest to make your property look fantastic from the outside.
Make it sparkle
Everyone loves a clean home, but often the exterior gets neglected. Just getting up on a ladder every season and cleaning the outside of the windows can be a real pain. But doing so can add a nice shine to your home. So, get a ladder and cleaning essentials and clean the glass on your home's exterior from time to time. You may even want to dust the lights while you're at so they look brighter in the evening.
Power wash the outside
If your house has years of dust and fungus accumulated along the outside gravel, walls, and pool area, consider power washing it. This will give your home an instant makeover. Rent/buy equipment to take the DIY approach. Or call in power washing experts to make the job more manageable. It can be a risky job if you don't know what you're doing. Clean the driveway, the side, walks, and the pool area. It will help you remove dust and grime that is otherwise difficult to get rid of.
Take care of your lawn
A well-maintained garden can be one of your home's greatest assets. After all, green grass looks great at any time of the year, and it's a magnet for butterflies and bees. But there is more to having a great lawn than just mowing it.
Trim the grass regularly and get rid of the weeds. Weeds look unattractive and can create a menace if left to grow wild. The same applies to plants in flower beds. If they are not regularly taken care of, weeds will creep upon them, and you won't have the same effect. When it comes to a great lawn or flowers, it is best to spend a little extra time each week making sure they are in tip-top condition. Ensure your sprinklers are working so that your garden gets water. Also, update the flower beds with seasonal plants. You can also grow vegetables and fruits to create the vibe of an organic lifestyle.
Make your home feel more inviting
Sometimes in the evening, you may be tempted just to shut your doors and stay inside. It isn't always the best idea, though, as this can make your home feel less inviting to those who might pass by.
Suppose you want people to come up and ring the doorbell, especially if you intend to sell the place. In that case, you need to make your front entrance inviting and accessible. You can do this by adding a nice mat outside the door for people to wipe their feet. You can also add a lamp or a hanging basket of flowers near your entrance. If you have plants, be sure to take care of them so that they stay nice and look good.
You can also add some cushions for both the porch chair and swing if you have one. Make sure that any cushions you place are weather-resistant if it rains. If you don't have a porch, you can still add furniture to your front entrance. You can place a small table near the door with some flowers or decorative pieces.
Design a clear path
You want people to be able to reach your front doorstep, but they shouldn't have to go through a maze of obstacles. Ensure there isn't anything in the way people will trip over, and if you have an unsightly rock garden or other such things, remove it. Just make sure you have a clear path for people to walk up, especially the elderly. The track does not always have to be made of bricks or stones. You can make a pretty walkway by simply putting down some mulch and decorating it with a nice pathway.
A fresh coat of paint
Painting the exterior can do wonders up make your home look brand new. So, grab a ladder, a few helping hands, and paint away. You can refresh the exterior by reapplying the same color as before. Or you can transform it entirely by opting for a new and vibrant palette. Google what colors are en vogue for home exteriors these days and be a bit more experimental with your choices.
Keeping the outside of your home looking good and inviting is a sure way to increase its curb appeal. This doesn't always have to be expensive either. For example, using mulch instead of bricks for a walkway is more cost-efficient and looks good. Make your home feel welcoming by adding lovely cushions, lighting, furniture, and a clear pathway. By taking just some small steps to increase your home's curb appeal, you are sure to attract potential buyers.
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