If you’re a homeowner on a budget, you can still make some improvements to the exterior of your home. There’s a lot you can do with a few cans of paint, some simple upgrades, and some hard work.
Take care of your lawn.
First and foremost, if you’re looking to make the most impact on how good your home looks, taking good care of your lawn will be the most critical place to start. This lawn care guide is a great starting point for those who may feel a little overwhelmed with where to begin. With some elbow grease and a plan, you can inexpensively improve the whole look and feel of your home with a beautiful lawn.
Add in some flowers.
Once you’ve got your lawn in check, adding a garden, flowers, bushes, and other greenery can reflect the pride you feel for homeownership. Adding some potted plants or flowers at the entryway can also add something special to your home’s entrance. Those who have such beautiful flowers and foliage often have the most enviable lawn on the block, and the pride you take in your home is very apparent.
Create a cozy space.
If you have a sizeable deck, creating your own cozy space outside with a table and chairs, a cover, or lights, it can be the perfect spot to sit and have your morning coffee. You can check out garage sales or websites for selling personal items to get a great deal on some gently used second-hand furniture.
Paint your front door and upgrade the hardware.
Choosing a unique door color for your home is a great way to increase your curb appeal. Picking a color that reflects you can make you love coming home each day. It’s always recommended that when selling your home, you choose neutral colors on the inside so that interested buyers can picture themselves in your space, but the front door is free game. Upgrade the hardware of your knobs, locks, and doorknocker for an extra level of detail and care.
Splurge on a doormat.
Make your guests smile with a great doormat. It also helps everyone coming into your space to feel more welcome and at ease. Whether it’s from a popular show, a clever joke, or something cute, everyone loves a good doormat.
Make sure your exterior is clean.
Using a pressure washer, it’s a good idea to clean the exterior of your home as the seasons change to keep it looking its best. If you don’t own a pressure washer, you can typically rent one from many hardware stores and big-box retailers.
Add a fresh coat of paint.
If you want to spend a little more money, painting your home’s exterior is huge for giving it a refreshed look. Specifically, if you have damaged or cracked paint on the siding, that can negatively impact the way people look at your home for the first time. If interested buyers see that the siding has paint chipping, it may leave a lasting impression. Hiring a professional painting company is ideal if you have it in your budget, but it’s doable on your own if you want to save some money.
Have fun with your mailbox.
If you have a stand-alone mailbox at the end of your property, spicing it up can add a small piece of beauty to your lawn. Much like painting your front door, it can be a great addition to the exterior of your home.
If you’re increasing your home’s curb appeal to sell your home, make sure you’re hiring a professional and knowledgeable Realtor. Half the battle is finding someone you trust who has your best interest in mind.
About The Author: Alex Platt is a real estate agent for The Platt Group in South Florida. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate.
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Sources: https://www.foreverhomes.ca/custom-home-builders-blog/ https://www.moving.com/tips/16-easy-ways-to-boost-homes-curb-appeal/ https://theclose.com/curb-appeal-ideas/
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