Improving your home’s curb appeal can seem daunting. There are so many things that could be done, and it can be hard to decide what’s important. Here, we’ve compiled a short list to follow if you’re struggling to decide where to start.
Start with tidying
The exterior of a home can become dingy or dirty over time. Take a broom to those cobwebs, sweep and scrub those sidewalks, and pressure wash those porches!
A fresh coat of paint
Even with vinyl siding or brick exteriors, there are often bits of trim that need to be maintained and painted regularly. Make sure even the small details are attended to with some fresh paint. If you’re up for the challenge, consider a new coat of paint on a worn door or railing.
Shiny new numbers
If your house isn’t easy for a buyer to find, it might be because your house numbers are worn, faded, or missing altogether. Replace or refinish the numbers on your home to improve visibility and add a clean, polished finish.
Add color with flowers
An otherwise drab home can be dressed up considerably with the right landscaping. It doesn’t take much work to add some pops of color – perhaps a pink here, a yellow there. Visiting the local greenhouse will yield several ideas for hardy, colorful varieties that thrive in your area.
Dress up the mailbox
Mailboxes can become scuffed and battered over time. Fixing up the mailbox – or replacing it altogether – can add instant appeal! Consider the home’s style and surrounding neighborhood when choosing a mailbox, to ensure it fits harmoniously and adds to your curb appeal.
Do you have some other ideas? Share them in the comments below!