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Curb appeal is a buzzword in the real estate industry that the general public is just coming to understand in its fullest meaning. Creating curb appeal for your home is extremely important if you are about to put it on the market. Selling a home is largely based on your buyers’ first impression and ‘gut feeling,’ so why not help them out a little?? Even if you aren’t interested in selling your home, a little curb appeal can go a long way in making your home one of the most attractive in the neighborhood!
You can spend a lot of money or just a few bucks to make improvements that will make your house look like it’s had a major facelift. You can choose to do a lot or a little in order to make your house look more attractive. The following things can add an attractive quality to your home without you having to do an all-out renovation:
- Change the front door.
Making a change in the front of your home can pack a big punch. The front door is a good place to start because it’s relatively small, and you can change it in just a few hours. You can paint the door or strip it down to the bare wood and stain it. You could go even simpler and just change out the hardware to give the door a new look.
- Add outdoor lighting.
Sconces or path lighting will make your home look cozy and inviting at night, but the additional fixtures in your yard can add nice visual details during the daytime, too. The additional features around the house will add value and interest to the house as well.
- Replace the gutters.
Gutters on your home are going to be visible anyway, so why not update them with gutters that are showy. Today’s choices for gutters include copper, steel, or stainless steel. All these options are great choices for gutters that will draw the right kind of attention for your home.
- Plant flowers.
A well-placed flower garden with the right textures and color scheme can go a long way, too, especially when it’s placed in a highly visible area. Flowers on your porch, around the mailbox, or up the driveway will give life to an otherwise dull area.
- Install a focal point.
A fixture in your yard can make it look like it’s worth a lot more instantly. A water feature, dry creek bed, or an arbor adds visual interest to any space, and they are fairly easy to install. You can do these projects yourself, or you can hire a general contractor or handyman to do them for you in the space of a day or two, or maybe just a few hours.
The roof of your home is one of its most noticeable features. Therefore, replacing it will instantly improve the curb appeal of your home without any other improvements, but it isn’t an obvious change that will stick out against the things you decide not to change.