We all know the age-old saying: “don’t judge a book by its cover”. However, the same cannot be said for houses. Potential buyers will start making decisions about your home before they have even crossed the threshold. If you are looking to sell your home, you want to put your best foot forward as soon as possible. Here are a few simple budget-friendly tips for updating your home’s exterior to boost curb appeal and impress potential buyers as soon as they step out of their car.
Light it up
Lighting goes a long way towards creating a welcoming ambience. Light up your entryway by fixing up any broken or dim lighting or, better yet, choose a new lighting feature that will give a modern look. Clear away any cobwebs so everything looks clean and fresh!
Everyone loves a bit of greenery! Adding some plants or flowers to your front yard is generally the fastest and easiest way to boost your home’s appearance. If you don’t have a green thumb, you can pick up some affordable and colourful planters from your local garden store.
Pop of colour
Give your home a special pop of colour that makes it stand out from the crowd. Painting your front door can be a simple and quick job that even the most amateur DIYer can attempt. Choose a colour that accentuates your home’s current exterior, rather than clashes with it.
Now your front door is looking all shiny and new, you might want to consider updating the hardware to match! Choose a door handle and door knocker that compliment your door’s new colour. You may also want to upgrade your house numbers to something a little more stylish and eye-catching.
If you’re going to all the trouble of updating your home’s front exterior, you don’t want it to be let down by a dated or worn mailbox. Whether you need one attached to the wall or a free-standing one, take a look at the selection on offer at your local hardware store and choose one that compliments your existing decor.
Are your gutters looking a bit drab and dirty? Give them a thorough clear out to remove any debris and give them a good scrubbing to get them looking as clean as possible! Has your driveway seen better days? A good hose down with a power washer will have it looking like new! If you don’t have a power washer, you can often rent them from your local hardware store.
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