Curb appeal refers to the attractiveness of your property. It is a part of the home staging process done outdoors.
The benefits of an improved and better curb appeal are:
- You can sell your property faster. Prospective home buyers are keen to inspect how a home that is on sale looks like. They will definitely not bother to check the interiors if what they see outside does not look good.
- A manicured landscape also functions as a deterrent. It is easy to detect any irregular activities because your lawn is most likely well-illuminated.
- No bushes and ungroomed trees for burglars to hide.
- Outdoor lighting eliminates trouble spots too.
Below are tips that can help you increase your property’s curb appeal. Feel free to add others I may have missed.
Hang a house number
Help your prospective buyers find you by hanging big numbers outside your house. Choose a font that echoes your personality and home style. Choose a sans serif house number for a modern home. A script font for a happy abode.
Make your front door stand out
You’ll be surprised at what a coloured front door can do for your prospective buyers. Although you will most likely paint your front door using a safe colour, you will not regret opting for bold shades that stand out if you grab the chance.
Choose a colour that is striking, but blends well with the rest of your exteriors.
If you plan to paint your front door in striking colours such as red, purple, neon green or blue, make sure that the general colour of your exteriors are soft such as beige or white.
Add fresh fixtures
Plant flowers and trees in your front yard. Aside from making your property look more lively on the outside, these life additions can provide shade to your home and stimulate fresher air circulating inside the rooms. Treat this as a new found hobby or an activity to pass by time. There are also landscapers you can hire to give your lawn a creative and professional direction.
Keep your outdoors clean at all times. Rake fallen leaves and remedy brown spots on your grass beds regularly. Clear out your gutters and downspouts. Power wash your driveway and your windows. If there are chipped surfaces, apply a fresh coat of paint.
First impressions last so make sure to be extra creative and detailed when working on your property’s curb appeal. It’s one of the aspects of home staging that you can even do as DIY project.