When it comes to selling your home, first impressions matter. Curb appeal refers to how appealing a home appears from the street. If your home’s curb appeal isn’t as attractive as you would like, it could make potential buyers think less of your house and drive down its resale value. But don’t give up on selling your home just yet! Improving your home’s curb appeal doesn’t need to be expensive or take time. With just a few small changes, you can substantially increase the appeal of your home and help sell it faster and for more money.
Make windows and doors the focus.
If you have beautiful hardwood floors, crown moulding or other interior features, but the windows and doors are neglected, you are missing out on an easy way to increase your home’s curb appeal. If you have newer windows and doors, ensure they are clean and have removed build-up and dirt and polished any metal fittings. New, high-quality windows and doors can update the exterior of your home instantly, as can choosing the right window dressings or adding Premium Blinds and Shutters.
Repaint your front door
Another quick way to make the exterior of your house more appealing is to repaint your front door. While at it, consider swapping your door knob or fittings for something more stylish. Or, if you want to be bold, go with a colourful door knob or paint job for your front door. But if you want a more subtle approach, consider painting your front door a popular colour from the past, such as teal, blue or purple. These muted, retro colours have been trending for a while and can make your house look more distinctive with just a paintbrush.
Repair damaged fencing, gates or paving.
If your fencing, gates or paving around the front of your home is damaged, fix it as soon as possible. If buyers see that it is damaged, they might assume that other parts of your home are in poor condition, too. Repairing any damage to your fencing or gates and the paving around the front of your house is an easy way to increase your home’s curb appeal instantly. You don’t have to make these repairs look “perfect” — ensure the problems are fixed.
Tidy up your landscaping
Whether you go with a lush, well-kept garden or a minimalist landscaping style, tidy up your front yard so buyers can see how beautiful your home is from the street. No one wants to walk up to a jungle in front of their house and see weeds and dead plants everywhere. If your landscaping is overgrown, unkempt or otherwise messy, it can decrease your home’s curb appeal.
Curb appeal is more than just how your home looks from the outside. It includes everything from the quality of your lawn and landscaping to the condition of your doors and windows. Even small changes can significantly impact how appealing your home is to potential buyers, helping you sell it faster and for more money.
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