Selling a house isn’t an easy feat for most people. Whether you get the price you want is going to depend on the season, the housing market and whether you have the house looking great. Selling your home isn’t just about the way you’ve redone the kitchen and repainted the living room, it’s all about the outside of the house, too.
You obviously want to live in a property that you’re proud to come home to and first impressions are everything. If a house looks fantastic on the inside but is an absolute hovel on the outside, it’s not going to be appealing to anyone. People make snap judgments as it is, the last thing that you want is for a snap judgment to be made on your home.
You only get one chance to make that impression on your buyers, and it’s important to know that making the outside of your home look good doesn’t have to take massive chunks of money.
Of course, you can spend the money bringing in the expertise of a new siding company, Siding and Windows Group, but if you haven’t quite got the budget to replace the windows of your home, there are other things that you can do. Below, you can find four fantastic ways to give your home instant curb appeal.
A Lick of Paint
The front door of the home gets treated quite brutally. The wind, rain and other elements are constantly bashing against it, wearing down the paint and making the door look dull and lackluster. No one wants to be greeted by a shabby, run-down door, so give it a lick of paint and freshen it up with varnish.
The best, easiest way that you can make your home look amazing is to bring it to life with planters with bright flowers and greenery. You can think about the symmetry when you position the plants and having them either side of the door can add something beautiful to look at. Don’t be afraid to branch out with your plants, either. Go tropical, go tall, go bizarre. You’ll be remembered as the house with the random potted palm tree for sure!
Windows have curtains or blinds on the inside, but they have nothing on the outside. Until you put shutters on there, at least! Paint some shutters and get them fixed for a rustic, country feel to your home. They draw the eye, they can be any color that you choose and they vary in style, giving your house the chance to look different to the rest on the street.
The path that goes up toward your front door needs to look welcoming and one way to do that is with lighting. Solar lighting will save you money but will light up the moment the sun goes down, meaning that you are able to see where you’re going in the evening. Think about your outside light and how clean it is, too.
Your home can have curb appeal with a little hard work!