Five Easy Ways to Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal

In Blog, Community News, news, Real Estate on September 29, 2014 by Community Expert Team
Five Easy Ways to Add to Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Are you looking for some simple ways to up the curb appeal of your home? Well, don’t start ripping off the siding just yet. There are some easy and relatively inexpensive things you can do to add instant curb appeal to your property.

And here are five things that should definitely be on your checklist:

Give Your Exterior a Bath

Get the exterior of your house in tip-top shape by washing siding, windows, sidewalks and decks. Some realtors say this no-brainer can add $10,000 to $15,000 to the sale price.

Contractors and home builders say you can go two ways: 1) Use a bucket of soapy water and a long-handled, soft-bristled brush, or 2) Rent a power washer.

Power washer’s can be rented from your local home improvement store for around $75 or so.

Freshen Up That Paint

According to the DIY Network, a gallon of exterior paint will cost you about $25, and nothing makes more of a difference on a home than fresh paint. An easy thing to do is to paint your front door, window trim or shutters to add instant curb appeal.

Love Your Lawn

Get rid of overbearing or overgrown bushes, add mulch to your landscaping, keep your grass well-trimmed and make sure to plant the brightest, happiest plants you can find. Smart landscaping can up a property’s value by up to 20 percent.

Happy House Numbers

Dress up your address a little bit by adding big, bold numbers or bright colors to your home.

Lighting is a Homeowner’s Best Friend

Not only does lighting add some major curb appeal, but it also provides some safety and security. It’s easy and inexpensive to add solar lights, with an eight-pack selling for less than $60 at Lowe’s.

Good luck on your next project!

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