When you are trying to sell property, especially a family home, the first thing the buyers will look at is the curb appeal. Think about this, they have to go through the curb o their way to the house during individual viewing and even open houses. If your home is in the market, polishing the exterior will create and inviting environment for your potential clients, neighbour and passersby. You do not have to dig deep into your pocket to renovate your curb.
If you haven’t gotten any home viewers or offers, you need to crosscheck everything, including curb appeal. The easiest way to enhance how the exterior of your home looks is to dedicate one or two days to cleaning the exterior. Sometimes, your curb could be in top notch shape but the dirt and clutter on the loan is giving you away. You would want to start by mowing the lawn, trimming the bushes, and sweeping the entire place.
Of course, there is more to curb appeal than just cleaning and tiding up the area. The sidewalk, windows, doors and fence are also part of your curb appeal. If the dirt appears caked, you should hire a power washer but do not use it on delicate areas like the windows. Spraying your windows down with water should be enough to keep them clean.
You can accentuate the window sized by adding or replacing the shatters. They make windows appear larger and make bland walls look more interesting. Choose a colored shatter that contrasts with the color of your home to draw more attention
You need a new paint job! Paint is the simplest, fastest and one of the cheapest ways you can make the curb look as good as new. Instead of focusing on painting only the interior of the home, think about the exterior too. Before you decide on a color for the exterior, think about the colors inside and the current trends. Get information online before you make your final decision.
How great does your door look? Remember, your front door is considered part of your curb. If it looks old and crusty then home owners will turn back before they can check out the interior of the home. If it is still functional, you do not need to use your savings to replace it. Consider repainting the door, adding moulding and decorative frame to the door and also changing the locks to make the door look new. Do not forget to replace the door numbers to finish off the job.
Replacing the light fixtures is a must. Outdoor sconces are cheap and affordable, if you have enough money you can replace the mounting systems too and get more modern looking ones. If the light fixtures are exceptionally new, a new coat of paint will leave them looking fresh. The porch furniture should be simple and neutral; not everyone’s furniture taste is the same. Consider upgrading the mail box, planting some trees and flowers and replacing the sidewalk to make it appear even more interesting.