September 24, 2018 3 min read

Great curb appeal will obviously make everyone want to come into your home, and you’ll also concur with me that the opposite is true. Your home speaks a lot about you. In fact, it’s a clear reflection of your individual tastes, so giving it that impressive look will make you stand out from the rest.

According to home experts, curb appeal is what defines it all from the outside. Therefore, working on your home’s exterior is the most important project you can do to give it that POP!  

 

Here are five easy and simple hints to enhance your curb appeal and sell your home faster:

1. Give Your Front Door a Fresh Look

Your front door is what utters the first word of welcome to your visitors as they enter your home. Giving it a quick coating of fresh paint to complement the exterior color scheme will help to enhance your home’s beauty. Thus, you are making it attractive even to the most particular home shoppers.

You may also want to consider replacing your front door mat with one that’s more appealing and welcoming while you’re freshening up that important front entry way.

2. Clean Your Gutters and Install Gutter Guards

Maintaining clean gutters is one way of ensuring that your home remains free from a leaking roof as well as damaged foundation walls. Of course, no buyer would even show interest in such a home with deteriorated features.

What does that have to do with curb appeal? Imagine this scenario from a buyer’s viewpoint. You drive up to a lovely home on a rainy day. As you pull up the driveway, you notice that the gutters are overflowing and washing away the shrubs planted around the foundation of the home.

Such a sight could set a negative impression up with the buyer. She will now be expecting even worse maintenance gaffes around every corner. Quite frankly, buyers don’t want to inherit your problems and expect to see clean, free-running gutters when they pull in to view your home.

3. Consider Installing Outdoor Lighting

Going with low-voltage landscape lighting can greatly enhance your curb appeal, as it will liven up your walking path. It will also illuminate the adjacent front yard while enhancing the charm of your flower garden.

In addition, the lighting is also a source of security. Prospective buyers will love seeing this feature and will likely want to include them with their offer.

4. Add Some Flowers

Don’t have an extra space in your front yard? No worries. You can still create that colorful and impressive curb appeal using container gardens—the simplest and affordable way to do a quick flower garden makeover. Plus, you can take those vibrant pots of cheerful flowers with you when you move.

You may extend this pop of vibrant colors to your windows. However, in this case, you’ll have to install window boxes and select flowers that enhance your seasonal color needs.

5. Neaten Up Your Landscaping

You can do this all by yourself by simply pruning any bushes and shrubs, and also making sure that no tree branches hang onto the roof. In case you don’t have trees in your yard, planting some ornamental trees will help give your home that permanent, charming look. It will also help buyers visualize relaxing in the shade on a hot sunny day.

 

Go Forth and Conquer!

Sprucing up your curb appeal doesn’t have to be costly or take tons of time. Instead, it should be fun and simple. In fact, these are all easy DIY projects that you can tackle in just one productive weekend. The result will be a home that’s buyer-ready, inviting, and ready to command top dollar.

 

Author Bio: Deborah Tayloe is a DIY blogger and content writer for GutterBrush. She loves to write about DIY ideas and is a particular fan of furniture restoration. When she’s not writing about DIY topics, she’s putting her knowledge to use renovating her 50-year-old home one room at a time.

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