Building for Success: Your Guide to Enhancing Curb Appeal

When selling or purchasing a home, the first thing you will notice is what the house looks like upon walking up to it. This is called curb appeal. Your homes curb appeal can make a lasting first impression. This is far too important to overlook, especially when selling your home. Which is why we’ve decided to compile a list of inexpensive ways to increase your homes curb appeal.

 

Front Door:

You don’t have to replace the front door to give your home a fresh new look, but a simple coat of paint can go a long way. Maybe a colour that pops against the exterior of your home?

Outdoor Lighting:

Exterior lighting can add to the ambiance of your home. It doesn’t have to be pot lights added all over the place. It can be as simple as putting some ambient lighting on your pathway, or garden.

Landscaping:

Landscaping can be a big project or a simple refresh. If your property is already landscaped, consider freshening it up with some new plants while trimming back some of the existing landscape. Not into gardening? There are a variety of very low maintenance plants that will look amazing.

Paint/Siding/Trim:

Similar to a front door refresh, if you’re looking to increase curb appeal consider painting or replacing the siding (depending on your budget).

Driveway:

Dressing up your driveway can make the world of a difference when considering selling your home. A driveway takes up a lot of space and if looking worn and tired can turn away potential buyers. Consider sealing it and removing any vegetation that may be sprouting from it.

 

At the end of the day, there are so many different ways that you can add some curb appeal to your home. We listed a few that you can do yourself over the weekend.

Remember, if you are doing any renovations for the purpose of selling your home, you will want to consider cost. Ask yourself if you are going to recoup a majority of the costs? If the answer is yes, chances are it’s worth doing.

If you aren’t planning on selling your home and just want to add some new touches, spending a bit more for some good quality paint, some landscaping, or whatever your project be, may be worth it in the long-run.

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