The curb appeal really sets the tone, value, and attractiveness of a home. You want your home to represent yourself. Letting paint chip and overgrown lawns sell you and your home to friends, neighbors, and strangers just won’t cut it. If you’re looking to sell your home, good curb appeal will impress potential home buyers, making them more likely to be interested in making a purchase.
Keep Your Front Door Dressed
The front door draws attention to the house and is an easy way to raise to value. A classic, solid wood door with a clean finish or a brightly colored painted door will both make a big statement while showing off what kind of interior decor you can expect. Seasonal wreaths, door hangers, or curtains will also add an extra splash or uniqueness.
Get New Hardware
Front door handles, house numbers, railings, plant pots, outdoor lights, and mailboxes are all little details that can transform the curb appeal of a house. If the hardware that is worn and dingy can make the whole house look run down and old. When purchasing new hardware make sure they are all matching or corresponding materials and colors.
If you have an open house coming up want a quick and cheap fix for ugly, mismatched plant pots then just grab a can of the closest colored spray paint and cover it. Many spray paints come especially made to mimic detail and feel of more expensive materials.
Window boxes bring a splash of color and charm (as well as draw attention) to your windows. Outside shutters should be painted the same color as or to compliment the wood stain of your front door. The right window treatments add style and energy-efficiency to your home, increasing curb appeal and value.