5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

In Blog, Community News, news, Real Estate on September 25, 2014 by Community Expert Team
5 Easy Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Are you looking to boost the curb appeal of your home? Well, you don’t need to run out and hire a landscape designer or start ripping off old siding.

Whether you’re looking to spend just a little bit of money and time to give your home a little boost, or you need to make some major improvements, there are a few things that should definitely be on your checklist:

Time for a Bath

Get the exterior of your house sparkling 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.

Fresh Paint

According to the DIY Network, a gallon of exterior paint will cost you about $25, but 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.

Lawn Love

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.

Good 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, 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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