Spring is coming and that means many people will be putting their homes on the market. Improving the curb appeal of your home will increase the chance that potential buyers will want to pass through your front door to view your home. Increasing your home’s curb appeal does not have to be expensive. Read further to find out how to create curb appeal for your home.
Replace old doors
Replacing old, front doors and worn garage doors with new contemporary entrance doors and garage doors will create an updated exterior for your home. If you have existing doors and garage doors that you like, give them a fresh coat of paint in a bold colour such as blue, green or red. As with any paint, test on a small portion of the door to confirm the colour is what you want. You may also want to replace your worn garage door with newer overhead garage doors .
Install outdoor lights
Add accent lighting along the walkway leading to your home or add new light fixtures to the exterior of your home to create great curb appeal. You could even add a string of white lights on trees in your backyard. Make sure that light fixtures do not illuminate wiring. To save money, you can choose solar lighting lamps and fixtures.
Opt for symmetry
Symmetry will make your home appear attractive since potential buyers will view your home as looking balanced. You can achieve symmetry by planting bushes or installing potted plants on each side of your walkway, porch or even garage door. Buy exterior chairs to put on either side of the porch.
Upgrade outdoor accessories
To give your home a contemporary look, consider replacing mailboxes with newer mailboxes that are coordinated with fences or railings. You can also replace old home address numbers with numbers in a modern font.
If you are planning on selling your house, make sure that your lawn has been maintained and watered so that it is green and lush. Cut your lawn regularly…you never know when potential buyers will be driving by. Weed your lawn, rake leaves and replace sod on brown patches of lawn. Lawn maintenance is a relatively inexpensive way to make your home look great.
Placing flowerpots with colourful flowers will help you create gorgeous curb appeal for your home with minimal cost. Place flower pots on either side of walkways or porches or place several pots together on the patio to create a mini garden. Insert window boxes of flowers in windows to create a burst of colour.
Add some fence panels
Fence panels and arbors make it easy to decorate your home’s exterior and it will help differentiate your property quite a bit. Staining or painting with the right colors will help.
Conducting minor repairs on the exterior of your property is the cheapest way to add curb appeal to your home. Make sure gutters are clear of leaves, clean out debris from window wells, ensure stones on walkways or porches are secure, touch up any paint that is chipped, repair or replace damaged window screens, check the house foundation for cracks and apply a good silicone caulking.
If you really want to boost the curb appeal of your home, consider adding some outdoor art to your backyard. Items such as sculptures, metal cutouts, wind chimes or wind spinners and garden screens will create a soothing oasis in your backyard and contribute to your home’s curb appeal.
Following the above tips should help make your home look attractive to potential buyers. Let us know in the comment section if you have any tips to add to how to create curb appeal for your home.