If you are looking to add equity to your home, curb appeal is one of the easiest (and most affordable) ways to raise the worth of your property. In particular, if you are looking to sell your home, you will want to make sure the outside is just as beautiful as the inside before presenting the option to buy.
A potential buyer’s journey begins with first impressions, and a clean and beautiful curb appeal will set the tone to make the sale. Check out some of the most affordable ways improve your home’s curb appeal, and see what tickles your personal design fancy.
Refurbish that old wooden fence
Adding a fence is a great way to add curb appeal to your property, but simply refurbishing an existing fence can be helpful too. If you feel frisky, building a new fence can create a whole new look. Refurbishing is a much cheaper way to add character to the home’s exterior aesthetic.
Sometimes the antiqued look is an effective way to maintain an exterior aesthetic theme to the design. Adding hanging and climbing plants or vines to the wood fencing will add another layer to the look.
Paint the front door
For the cost of a can of paint, spruce up the focal point of your home’s overall curb appeal. A freshly brightened front door works wonders on the eyes.
For an added boost, replace the hardware of the door as well. A shiny, metal polished doorknob reflects a clean and welcoming entryway to a potential buyer’s future dream home.
Lay new grass in the yard
In comparison to the cost of other home improvements, the cost of laying fresh grass in the yard is a drop in the proverbial bucket. A yard full of dead spots and holes is not the most presentable way to try and sell your home.
If you choose not to sell your home, or if it just does not sell, you still have a great yard to enjoy. The kids will never get tired of creating more challenging green stains each day while playing in the yard.
Plant flowers and trees
Spruce up the home’s surroundings, and plant some flowers. Color is a great way to catch the eyes of potential homebuyers. Avoid overdoing it with the planting, though. A cluttered yard is almost as bad as a bland, empty layout.
Plant trees strategically around the property, too. Trees are a great way to lower energy consumption of a home, because they provide valued shade in the heat of summer.
Add shutters or accent trim
Adding shutters and trim to a home also adds depths and welcoming layer of natural beauty. Shutters are great for added security and light control in the home. Depending on where the property is located, shutters may be a great defense against the forces of nature as well.