5 Curb Appeal Hacks

Posted by on Saturday, July 29th, 2017 at 8:19am

Your curb appeal plays a major role in how your home is viewed. When you are selling your home, it is your potential buyer’s first impression. Because of this, it is important that you ensure that as soon as someone walks up to your home that they are seeing it at its full potential. There are a few quick hacks that can make a surprisingly big difference in your curb appeal.

Use a Runner On Your Steps

You can find runners in materials that will not degrade in the outside environment and then use these to spice up your steps. This works whether you have one step or several because it helps to draw the eye to the front of your home and where people need to go to enter. A good runner can also provide extra safety by making your steps less slippery in wet or icy weather.

Paint Your Front Door

A fresh paint door can make your home appear cleaner and newer. You might also consider new hardware to help create a completely new look. With the hardware, one hot trend right now is mixed metals and these are easy to pull off no matter the color you choose for your door. In terms of your paint color, consider something that is noticeable, such as a shade of blue, red or green. These match almost any exterior color, but will make your home stand out.

Place a Few Planters at Your Front Door

A planter or two at your front door adds a splash of color and brings your curb appeal to life. However, it is important that you pick the right planter for the flowers or plants that you are considering. The planter should support what you plan to plant and the plants should be able to survive the placement. For example, if your porch or stoop is covered, look for plants do will thrive in partial or full shade.

Add Some Light

This does not have to be a time-consuming or expensive venture to add significant curb appeal. Your real estate agent can help you decide which lighting options are going to make the biggest impact. You might also consider temporary lighting to accentuate your outdoor space and essentially stage your curb appeal. Add a few lights along the front walkway and make sure there is a new and clean light at your front door. The key is to make sure that people can safely get from the garage or sidewalk to your front door due to adequate lighting.

Add New House Numbers

New house numbers can make a sizable difference in the overall aesthetic of your curb appeal. They can also make it easier for people to see the numbers which is important when you are hosting an open house or giving potential buyers a tour of your home. There are three things to consider to choose the best house numbers and this is the distance from the street to the numbers, the font style that is easiest to read and the color because it should contrast with your home color.

You can see that these hacks are quick, simple and inexpensive. This makes it easy to make a difference in your curb appeal without having to make a major investment of either time or money.

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