Curb appeal is critical to attracting buys and selling your house faster. Curb appeal is the impression prospective buyers get while driving by the house—from the curb, so to speak. If your property doesn’t have the curb appeal it needs and you don’t have the budget for a full-on facelift, don’t worry! There are a lot of inexpensive things you can do to improve curb appeal. Here are a few ways to boost your home’s selling power without breaking the bank.
Paint the Front Door and Trim
It doesn’t take a lot of paint or a lot of money, so painting the front door and/or the trim on the front of the house will really give you a lot of bang for your buck. Trim on the front of the house might include the trim around the front door, front-facing windows, and window shutters. The effect will brighten the front of the house and provide a small but substantial facelift.
Install New House Numbers
You’d be surprised by how much your old, dingy, and outdated house numbers detract from the overall appearance of your home. New numbers can do a lot to help freshen the look of the front of your house. You can get individual numbers, which are fairly inexpensive, or spring for more stylish and expensive ones. You can even have a custom placard made with your house number on it, though that will be pricier. Be sure to match the font and the finish to the overall style of your home for a pulled-together look.
Update Exterior Lighting
Good exterior lighting can have a powerful impact on your home’s curb appeal, adding to the overall appearance of the home during the day and lighting up the house more effectively at night. Modern outdoor lighting is made to look just as good during daylight hours as it does at night.
Add the Floral Factor
One of the top ways to improve curb appeal is to add flowers. These charming, bright notes of color are a guaranteed draw. Don’t want to spend the time, effort, and money to landscape? Instead, add flower boxes under the windows and over the railings or put planters on the porch, the stairs, and along the walkway. They will brighten and improve curb appeal by giving your house a cheerful, trendy look.
Boosting Curb Appeal on a Budget
First impressions can influence how prospective buyers view your property, even long after they’ve been inside your house. You get only one crack at it, though, so don’t miss out! With a little strategic planning, you can give your home a facelift and improve curb appeal while staying on your budget.