If you’re getting ready to sell your house, proper curb appeal can increase the sale price and make your home look more attractive to potential buyers. The outside of your house speaks volumes, and many buyers won’t even bother to look at the inside of the house if the outside doesn’t look good. If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, try these inexpensive ways to add curb appeal to your home.
One fast and easy way to add instant curb appeal to your home is to paint your front door. Your front door is one of the things that people see first. Try painting your door a striking color like blue or red. You want your door to stand out from the crowd, but make sure it blends in with your house as well. You can paint your door in just a few hours.
If your mailbox has seen better days, why not give it an upgrade as well? A brand new mailbox adds definite curb appeal to your home. A mailbox is affordable and easy and fast to install. Potential buyers will be more drawn to a mailbox that is shiny and new. A rusty, dented, crooked mailbox does not say good things about your home. A new mailbox doesn’t take long to install either.
Flower boxes add curb appeal, and everyone likes to look at them. They add a bit of charm and color to your home that can increase its value. You can buy them inexpensively at your local home improvement store. Attach them under your windows and to your front porch. Choose some brightly colored flowers to plant in them. Make sure to water and maintain your new flowers, because dead wilted flowers take away from your curb appeal.
Another way to add instant appeal to your home is to upgrade your light fixtures. If your porch light is looking dated, add one that has a modern look. Try to find one on sale to save money. It won’t cost much to hire an electrician to install it because the job is pretty simple.
Solar path and entry lights look great and don’t cost anything to install. They don’t cost much money when you’re considering the investment your home represents, and they are easy to install yourself.
Finally, new house numbers add the finishing touch to your exterior. If your house numbers look old, worn and faded replace them with contemporary looking numbers that add polish and shine to your exterior. Choose numbers that complement your exterior. You can buy inexpensive numbers from a hardware store and install them yourself, or for a more dramatic effect, have custom numbers made.
When you’re selling your house, you want to make the best first impression that you can. It can make the difference between a potential buyer passing right by, or wanting to go inside and find out more. Don’t lose buyers before you even get to show them the house by scaring them off with an unattractive exterior.
Add curb appeal and get your house sold.