How Can I Increase My Curb Appeal?
The beauty of your home is often judged by how it looks when people approach the curb. A person’s impression of you and what they think will happen at their first visit to meet with them in person, so increasing this can have a lasting impact on all future interactions regarding sales or refinancing.
Investing in your front yard is one of the best investments you can make to increase curb appeal and ultimately, home value. A good design will add between 5-11% to what someone might offer for their house based on its condition when new or recently remodeled compared with homes without any improvements at all! Investing just two weekends worth (or less) could pay off by adding over $10k extra above market rate because people want places they know are clean AND well maintained.
Install Custom Pavers
Custom paving is the way to go for an eye-catching entrance! Pavers can change how beautiful and inviting your home looks. If you already have them, make sure that any loose pavers are fixed or weeds between them are cleaned up before installation of new ones; this will add some “wow factor” when people first see it from afar driving down their driveway towards yours.
Declutter Your Yard
An active family with toys, balls, and bikes in the yard is a great way to show off your personality. However, when everything isn’t put away or clean it can make for bad first impressions on potential buyers that are coming through! Make sure you have all of these items taken care of by putting them into storage so they stay neat while still being accessible if needed- just like any other room at home would be during entertaining guests.
Power Wash the House
When was the last time you gave your home a good power wash? Some sidings can discolor and attract dirt, pollen, or even mold. Let’s not talk about windows! Rent/borrow one of our machines to get started – it’ll be worth all those extra hours spent on this project for such an impactful result in terms of curb appeal.
Spruce Up Entrance
You can make your front porch more inviting by adding a wicker chair, table, and other cute decor. This will be an inexpensive way to improve curb appeal that you might already have on hand!
This tip is perfect for those who want their homes looked at with curiosity or interest from the minute they drive up in front of them because it’s so different than what everyone else has going on.
Light It Up
Consider adding lights that will showcase the exterior of it at night. Solar garden lamps and spotlights can be placed along walkways so buyers know exactly where they are walking when visiting an open house or driving around on foot – which is perfect for people who like checking out homes during evening hours! If these people see how gorgeous yours looks in darkness too then there’s no chance whatsoever for them not falling head over heels for its beauty all over again after seeing daytime photos as well.
Now that we have gone over a few cheap ways to improve curb appeal, it’s time to get started! In a few short weeks, you will have the curb appeal to attract buyers or to get that refinancing to go through much quicker. When working on major do-it-yourself projects, it is always good to consult a local professional for assistance.