Never underestimate how important curb appeal can be when looking to sell your home. Experts say that it’s one of the most important things that people look for as they begin house shopping.
It’s that feeling you get you when drive by a home that catches your eye. Oooh… cute house, you think to yourself, imaging what it looks like beyond the entry. You know the vibe, and you probably get the feeling all the time when you spot a dwelling that has something really special about it.
It’s good news that curb appeal is important because it isn’t all that hard to achieve. Curb appeal upgrades don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. In fact, they can be as simple as 1-2-3.
Here are 3 simple ways you can add to your home’s curb appeal:
- Add some pops of color– There are tons of ways to add color to the front of your home. It could something as simple as adding a few brightly colored planters to your doorstep or walkway. Another popular way to add color is by painting your front door from a drab, old beige, to a bright blue, purple, or even yellow. There are tons of ways to add colors so be inventive and think about what would work with your unique space. But don’t be afraid of bright colors — they are eye-catching and definitely help add some valuable curb appeal.
- Set up some seasonal decor– If you’re listing your house in the springtime, flowers, a colorful, springtime wreath, or even some beautiful garden gnomes can add character and intrigue to the front of your life. Likewise, in the fall, you can bring in yellow and orange. Gords, pumpkins, wreaths, or welcome mats with fall colors will make your place feel like a cozy enclave, perfect for the season.
- Power-wash all outdoor surfaces– A good deep-clean goes a long way. That’s particularly true for areas that haven’t been washed for a long time. Porches, siding, fences, and walkways all deserve to sparkle. You might be surprised how much power-washing can do. In some cases, it can make your space look brand new. So, definitely take off that layer of grime because truly, that’s the last thing you want catching anyone’s eye. It’s an inexpensive fix and the curb appeal benefits are huge.