Your home’s curb appeal is the first aspect that prospective homebuyers notice when checking out your property listing. This is true whether they are passing by your home or even checking it out online. A good looking property from the outside will set a good first impression, generate interest, and may also increase your home’s value!
Assuming that your home is already in good shape, then it won’t take much to improve your property’s curb appeal. Here are five simple improvements that you can do to make your home noticeable, even from afar:
1. Get a modern mailbox
Most people don’t pay much attention to their mailboxes because they’re content as long as their mailboxes are standing and can accommodate small parcels. However, to continue doing this would mean missing out on its potential to enhance your curb appeal.
It doesn’t matter whether you prefer a wall mount mailbox with numbers or a traditional post-mounted one. The best thing to do is change it up by getting a modern mailbox design and ensuring that the color matches or complements your gate or home’s existing paint job.
2. Decorate the front door
Your front door is the focal point of your home’s facade and can significantly enhance your curb appeal. Make it pop out by giving it a fresh coat of paint that contrasts with the color of the exterior walls but matches with another fixture, such as your modern mailbox. Leave no dirty spots around the knob, which should also be cleaned with a metal polish.
3. Get some outdoor lighting
Outdoor lighting serves two purposes: providing visibility during the evenings, which contribute to safety and security, while also enhancing your home’s curb appeal. It’s best to use low-voltage landscape lighting to add accent illumination to your trees, the walkway, or the house itself to avoid disturbing your neighbors at night.
To make things more convenient and environmentally-friendly, consider using solar light fixtures. Most outdoor solar lights will not require additional setup because they come with individual panels and can be set to automatically turn on as soon as it gets dark enough in the afternoon.
4. Perform some landscaping
If you have the time and budget, then you can hire a landscaper to spruce up your garden. However, if you’re willing to put in the effort and work, you can do it yourself instead. Restore your garden beds by pulling weeds, pruning any unwanted growth, and planting colorful flowers. At the same time, be sure to add new mulch to your planter bed to give it a fresher and more vibrant look while improving the soil's structure, drainage, and nutrient-holding capacity.
5. Repair your fence
Fences don’t only mark property boundaries, but they can also affect your curb appeal! A picket fence, in particular, is a quintessentially American look that keeps animals away but still gives you a feeling of open space. If you have one in less than stellar condition, consider having it repaired or replaced with a new one. Since they are very cost-effective, the additional investment will be worth it as it will help generate interest in your property. Picket fences can also be left unpainted, but a fresh coat will go a long way in enhancing your curb appeal and increasing its lifespan.
If you want to sell your home at the best possible price, it’s worth investing in your property’s curb appeal. Most homeowners will look at several properties before landing on the one that they’re going to buy, so it makes sense to ensure that your property has a lasting impact on a prospective buyer. The good thing is that you won’t need to spend thousands of dollars. Just a quick repaint, landscaping work, and even incorporating unique mailboxes with modern house numbers can make a big difference!
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