Boosting your home’s curb appeal is to make it look more aesthetically pleasing from the outside, and raising your curb appeal can raise the value of your home. Not only can it be a fun and memorable experience for you and your family, but sprucing up the outside of your property will make your “nest” more comfortable for everyone.
If you’re not sure where to begin, you’ve stumbled upon a proverbial gold mine. Here is a quick overview of a few easy tips for boosting your home’s curb appeal today.
Plant a tree and some flowers
It’s a dually beneficial action to plant a tree in your yard. Not only does it benefit the local ecosystems, but a tree with proper placement can shade your home. Cooling bills in the summertime will be a bit more affordable with a couple trees to shade your property.
Planting a bright, blooming garden is also beneficial to the local environment. A bright, blooming garden also shows that the owners of the property care about the state of the place. Future homebuyers will want to see that you have maintained the property over time.
Slap a coat of paint on the trim
A coat of paint can go a long way, and you’ve probably heard that line before. It’s true. Painting your home’s exterior will give it a symbolic facelift.
Paint the front door a bright contrasting color for that special “pop.” Painting any fencing around the property is also important. Chipped paint and cracked wood doesn’t exude proper maintenance.
Upgrade the hardware on the property
Simply replacing the door knobs, knockers, your mailbox, and any other hardware around the property will make the place look much better than before. Again, showing that you have taken care of the home will matter a lot should you decide to sell it.
Maintain the gutters and roofing
The roof and gutters on your home serve a very important, very specific purpose in the preservation of the building’s integrity. You have to maintain the roof and the gutters. If you neglect this portion of home ownership, you will find yourself with a very expensive bills for repairs in the future. Bad gutters can cause pooling of rainwater around your home and lead to problems in the foundation.
Repair broken pavement and stairs/railing
There’s a very real danger present when your home is sporting broken pieces of pavement, rickety railing, and shaking stairs. Though the issues are not difficult to fix, they will significantly affect your ability to sell your home.
Take the time to keep your pavement, stairways, and railings in good condition. People get scared when they see these subtle mishaps around a prospective property.