Maximizing curb appeal is the simplest way to dramatically and immediately improve the look of a home. By improving the front of your home, including landscaping, front sidewalks, and the home façade you will not only stand out but your home will invite people in, wondering what wonderment is behind the door.
You may think curb appeal automatically means lots of upgrades and a ton of money, but neat and low cost says a lot. There are plenty of ways to spruce up the front of your home without bleeding your pockets.
Mow the lawn, clean up any weeds and prune shrubs. This can all be done with a bit of elbow grease and a little of your time. This doesn’t mean planting new flowers or installing a costly sprinkler system. It only means making things neat. Sure, if you have a few bucks to spend on flowers to add color, then by all means plant a few but a green front speaks volumes because potential buyers will let their imagination fill in the spots.
Keep in mind, an ordinary house with great, beautiful landscaping would probably sell faster (and for a higher price) than an extraordinary house with shameful landscaping. People love beauty and seeing beautifully designed and planted landscapes. It inspires them and lets their imagination run wild.
For those who have a modest amount to spend on curb appeal here are two great buys; (1) Fertilizer and mulch! The fertilizer will create a lush green color and help grow your grass quicker and healthier and the mulch makes for a nice neat appearance. (2) Adding a large pot full of plants on either side of the front door would be an amazing focal point!
Invest in lighting; light the pathways with solar fixtures and you can purchase a few individual solar lights at well-known gardening supply stores – only $4.00 a piece in some stores.
Here are a few ideas to help you bring out the best of your home and become the dream house on the block;
- A nice coat of Paint makes a huge difference! Repainting the window trim, front door and address number can freshen up the facade of your home. And choosing the right color is particularly important; if you want the house to really stand out, choose a contrasting color that really pops.
- Add items to the outside of your home. If you do not have shutters or window trim, or a modern front door, consider adding them to increase the value and esthetic appeal of your house. This will make your house look more finished and well designed.
Remember, a little goes a long way.
About the Author: Millie Gil has been a successful Licensed Real Estate agent for over 25 years in Florida. Millie is Vice President of Bold Real Estate Group, a boutique agency committed to concierge personalized service for discerning buyers, sellers and renters of residential and commercial properties. For more information please forward your request to email@example.com