Tips for Giving Your Home Curb Appeal
Never underestimate the impact that the curb appeal of your home can have. First impressions really do count and when your home has strong curb appeal, its value can markedly increase.
Keep in mind that, unless your home does look attractive and inviting from the street when it is up for sale, many potential buyers will not even bother to look inside. The very good news is that a number of quite straightforward things can be done to improve the appeal of your home when viewed from the street, without requiring you to spend an incredible amount of money.
1. Show that your Home is Secure, Without Detracting from its Appearance
Be well aware that people value a safe and secure home. Protecting your family and your belongings is important and a secure and safe home will appeal to buyers and tenants.
Home safety specialists, including Stylewise Security , know that a well-protected home does not need to mean that ugly screens and locks are used. To the contrary, contemporary security measures can parallel the style of the home and increase its appeal from the curb.
2. Ensure your Lawn is Well-presented
When thinking of the best presented houses, most people automatically include homes with well-watered, tidy and well-maintained lawn in their list. An immaculate lawn almost invariably creates a great impression.
While a neat and tidy lawn is attractive in itself, a lawn that is overgrown and full of weeds tends to parallel a home that is not well-kept inside. If your lawn is quite unkempt, visitors and potential buyers are likely to enter your home expecting that work will need doing.
3. Tend to the plants
If your garden features plants that are scraggly, ugly or have gone well past their best, pull those plants out immediately. Instead of leaving overgrown and unattractive plants where they are, pull them out and replace them with fresh soil, mulch and simple flowers.
The inclusion of some colour in your garden can be achieved quite easily and inexpensively. Most importantly, planting some colour in your garden will increase the appeal of your home and buyers’ impressions of it.
4. Freshen up with Paint
A great way to significantly increase the street appeal of your home is to give your home a coat of paint. Be mindful and do your research to choose colours that are appealing and positively viewed. It can often be helpful to check out other homes around the area and homes of a similar style to determine the colours that work best and have positive appeal.
5. Look to the Roof
Astute home buyers and appraisers will check out the roof of a property. No one is really drawn in by a rusty roof in bad repair that clearly needs care and attention.
By making even minor improvements to your roof, you can not only improve the street appeal of your home but also increase its value. Many roofs can be improved with a fresh coat of paint and replacement of any tiles that may be missing or in a poor state.
The street appeal of your home can be significantly improved by following and implementing a few simple and quite inexpensive tips. Efforts to maximise the street appeal of your home really do make a difference – to people’s overall impressions of your home and its monetary value.