First impressions of your home’s exterior are everything, particularly if you are planning to sell. Boosting your curb appeal doesn’t have to be expensive or time-intensive. Incorporating some subtle enhancements to your home can make a huge difference. Here are several ways to make your house stand out from the crowd, starting with the basics:
Clean Your Siding
If you can’t remember the last time you gave your siding some love, it’s probably time to clean your siding. Depending on the material, you may able to easily clean your home’s siding with a soft cloth or long-handled, soft-bristled brush. If you’re considering use of a pressure washer, be sure to first check cleaning recommendations from your siding manufacturer.
Add Small Decorative Elements
Add a unique touch to your front yard with outdoor wall decor or a water feature. Pay particular attention to your front porch, where you welcome guests into your home. Extend your interior to the outdoors by adding seating and a stylish outdoor rug. Porch lighting that complements your theme can also make a world of difference.
Update Your Mailbox
If your mailbox has seen better days, it won’t go unnoticed. Instead of replacing your mailbox, you can give it a facelift through other simple ways. Giving your mailbox a coat of paint will have it shining like new again. Add a touch of landscaping around the mailbox base with rocks or greenery, or hang a flowering plant from the post.
Make Your Front Door Pop
Make a statement by painting your front door a color that contrasts beautifully with the rest of the house. For example, white or dark siding paired with a yellow or lime green door can really make your home stand out. If you have a change of mind, it’s simple to paint it a different color. Also consider hanging a seasonal wreath for added beauty.
Replace Your House Numbers
When visitors or potential buyers are looking for your home, they rely on your house numbers to be visible. Be sure they’re easy to see, and consider adding a special touch by updating the numbers, which are available in many styles, from classic to modern. If you want to step away from traditional house numbers, go custom and spell out the number in cursive. Replacing your chipped or faded house numbers with a decorative upgrade is a small change that can make a big difference.
Update Your Color Scheme
If you plan upgrade your siding or shutters, you can expect approximately a 70% return on investment when it comes time to sell. Take it to the next level with a trend-setting exterior color scheme that sets you apart from other houses on your street.
Sprucing up your exterior can be easy. Follow these simple recommendations to improve your home’s curb appeal.