10 Curb Appeal Makeovers Tips That Increase Your Home’s Value
1. Add a fresh coat of paint.
Depending on what your budget is, painting can give you a lot of bang for your buck. When painting don’t forget the exterior, trimming around the eaves of the roof, and replacing old gutters and downspouts may catapult the appeal of the exterior of your home. If your interior walls look fresh try this quick tip by painting the baseboards with a fresh coat of white to make the walls pop.
2. Updating your landscaping
Before you spend a dime on your house, look at your yard, landscaping, sidewalk, and front entryway. In all of these areas, a few hours of yard work, tidying up your property can go a long way. Tall trees and shrubs can make a small house look smaller. Look for lush ground cover plants and add a few pops of colour to build more dimension to your walkway
3. Adding exterior architectural details
Turn a standard structure into a period piece by adding attractive trim and stone to your walkway. Or spice up your front entry door hardware by using new metal finishes and different decorative styled lighting fixtures.
4. Turn on the charm
The strongest appeal to any home is adding bits of charm that welcomes your visitors. You can do this by adding details that make your homes unique such as a sitting bench or rocking chair and subtle walkway lighting. If you have a large front porch, add furniture and an outdoor area rug. Wall décor can also bring the indoors out.
5. Emphasize the front door
A brightly freshly painted door is a great way to draw attention to your house and make it feel more inviting. The front door should be your home’s exterior focal point — ramp up the appeal by painting it a rich hue, updating door hardware or adding a new knocker.
6. Update your walkway
This can be as easy as pressure washing your concrete walkway and adding in coloured mulch to your landscaping. The contrast between a lighted walkway and darker mulch creates an illusion of length.
7. Create symmetry
Symmetry is not only pleasing to the eye, but it's also the simplest to arrange. Symmetrical structures such as light fixtures, potted plants, and other front-door accents can create a welcoming entryway and boost curb appeal.
8. Mailbox Makeover
Mailboxes should complement the home and express the homeowner's personality. Dress up your mailbox for easy curb appeal. Consider using a standup style mailbox to match the house's exterior colour, or by surrounding it by a beautiful flowering garden.
9. Add shutters or accent trim
Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty and curb appeal to your home's exterior. Exterior shutters, If homes in your neighbourhood have them then consider updating your exterior shutters or paint them to look new. They can be made of wood, aluminium, vinyl, composite, or fibreglass.
10. Replace the gutters
If your home has an older gutter system, odds are it's also suffering from peeling paint, rust, or other problems that can convey a sense of neglect. Replace old systems with a newer vinyl gutter system or pull out the paint.
In real estate, a beautiful face isn't just memorable, it can make or break a home sale. The exterior of your home deserves the same attention to detail as the interior.
Improving the look of your home’s exterior doesn’t require a 6-man crew and thousands of dollars. From fresh paint to colourful plants, these ten easy updates can be accomplished by just about any homeowner, and shouldn’t stress your finances either.
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