How to Instantly Increase a Home’s Value
Whether it’s time to sell your home and find a new dream home, or you’ve found the home you want to spend forever in, you want your house to be attractive and to reach its full potential in value. The first impression a house makes can really set the tone of the value and attractiveness of the house. From potential home buyers to friends and neighbors, you want your house to make a good first impression. If you’re looking to sell, good curb appeal will impress potential home buyers, making them more likely to be interested in making a purchase. If you’re looking to stay, neighbors will be pleased to have another attractive home on the block to increase the value of the neighborhood in general. Here are a few of our best tips on how to quickly and easily improve your home’s curb appeal.
The door is the focal point to the front of any house. A beautiful front door can increase curb appeal and home value without a lot of effort. A solid wood door with a nice finish is a classic and expensive-looking addition to the front of your home. Another fun option for those who want to express their creativity is to paint the door a bright color to really make a statement. Think red, yellow, or any other color that fits your personal style and the style of the home. Don’t forget door decoration: a seasonal wreath can do wonders to improve the look of the door and to make it even more of a focal point.
Replace and Install Hardware
Doorknobs, railings, mailboxes, and house numbers are all little details that can make a big difference on the curb appeal of a house. Hardware that is worn and dingy can make the rest of the house look run down. Try to match the material of all the metal hardware so that the outside of your house looks cohesive and put-together. New matching metal house numbers, doorknobs, and locks will make the front of the house look more stylish and expensive. If you don’t already have outdoor lighting, this is another important addition to add curb appeal to your home. Properly installed lighting adds safety and interest to the outside of the house, and, as a result, adds value to your home.
There are several different ways to update your windows to increase your house’s curb appeal. Adding window boxes can bring a splash of color and charm to your windows for a cute cottage feel. Outside shutters painted to match your door add a cohesive color scheme and frame your windows, making them stand out more. The right window treatments can add both style and energy-efficiency to your home, increasing both the curb appeal and value to the house.
At Blinds to Go, we offer a variety of different styles, colors, and materials for window treatments, so that you will be sure to find the right fit for you and your home. We pride ourselves in offering the best quality and service, and providing energy-efficient options for blinds and other window treatments. You won’t believe the difference that beautiful, energy-efficient new window treatments can make to the curb appeal and value of your home. Call us today at (816) 920-0260 to learn more.