Curb appeal is the first thing buyers will notice when driving up to your home so you want to make sure it looks its best.
There are countless ways to improve the curb appeal of your home without spending thousands of dollars and I’ve put together a few ideas below to help you out:
Create a Front Porch Seating Area
Nothing says comfort and home like seeing a rocking chair or swing on the front porch.
Buyers want to envision themselves living in your home and by adding a seat on the front porch, buyers will be able to picture themselves sitting here while enjoying their morning coffee.
Cost estimate: $0 - $500
New House Numbers
New house numbers are an excellent and affordable way to boost curb appeal because it’s something buyers will look for when trying to find the listing.
Installing stylish house numbers also shows that you pay attention to detail, which can only boost their confidence.
Estimated cost: $20 – $75
Paint or Stain the Front Door
Bringing some attention to your front door will appeal to the majority of buyers.
Traditionally doors have been painted darker colours, try experimenting with a brighter colour to draw attention and appear more inviting.
Estimated cost: $50 – $100
Update the Exterior Lighting
Updating the exterior lighting with modern fixtures will improve not only the look of your home but the safety.
Buyers want to feel safe and secure when envisioning themselves in their new home.
Estimated cost: $150 - $500
Power Wash Driveway and Walkways
Removing the built-up dirt and grime that collects with time is a great way to improve your curb appeal.
Buyers will notice how well kept your home is and appreciate that you’ve taken such great care of it.
This also appeals to buyers as they will know there’s less work for them in the future.
Estimated cost: $50 – $350
Repaint or Restain the Porch
Similar to repainting or restaining your front door, this will improve the look of the front of your home greatly and appeal to all buyers.
Choose your colours carefully to ensure they bring out the best in your home and appeal to the masses.
A fresh coat of paint will also hide any imperfections in the wood.
Estimated cost:$50 – $200
Upgrade the Hardware
Replacing cheap door knockers or door handles is another fun way to make a great first impression.
Since the hardware is the focal point of most doors, cheap hardware can make even the nicest door look ugly.
Estimated cost:$75 – $250
Have the Roof Cleaned
Since we don’t spend much time up there, it’s easy to forget about, but having your roof professionally cleaned to remove moss and any other debris will improve the look of your home greatly!
This is a job for the professionals though, we don’t recommend cleaning your roof without the proper safety gear and procedures in place.
Estimated cost: $200 - $500
Remember, you only have one chance to make a first impression!
Making sure your home’s curb appeal looks great will increase the value of your home, appeal to the masses, and improve your chances of getting an offer quickly!