Easy Ways to Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home
Is your home in need of a little curb appeal? Are you looking for easy and inexpensive ways to get it done? Well then have no fear, you’ve come to the right place. There are plenty of things that you can do to add some instant curb appeal, and here are five that will make a huge difference:
Time for a Bath
Get the exterior of your house in awesome shape by washing siding, windows, sidewalks and decks. If people can see it from the street, it needs to be clean. 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 washers can be rented from your local home improvement store for around $75 or so.
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.
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.
Not only does lighting add some great curb appeal, but it also provides some safety and security. It’s also very easy and inexpensive to add solar lights, with an eight-pack selling for less than $60 at Lowe’s.
Good luck on your next home improvement project!
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This local update courtesy of your Northeast Phoenix Community Expert.