14 Aug 5 Outdoor Projects to Increase the Curb Value of Your Home
When it comes to selling your property, first impressions matter more than many homeowners realize. That’s why maintaining a well-kept and attractive looking exterior is important for capturing the attention of buyers and making that first impression a good one. It can also boost the value of your home, so it pays off in the end. To get your property looking it’s best before you place it on the market, here are a few outdoor projects to help increase the curb value and appeal of your home.
Give the Landscape a Makeover
Burnt, patchy grass, broken interlock and crumbling stairs will turn buyers off in the first initial glance of your property – whether it’s online or in person. By making a few upgrades to makeover your landscape, you can grab their attention and give them more incentive to consider buying your property. Take a stern look at your landscape and determine any areas that look off-putting. Asking a relative with a critical eye can be helpful to pick up on areas that you may have become desensitized to over the years. Some key areas to focus on include sprucing up the grass, planting some flowers to add a splash of colour, laying down new interlock if they’re in rough shape, and improving any areas that have been really neglected over the years.
Add Some Cozy Patio Furniture
When buyers are on the hunt for a home, they’re looking for a place where they can envision themselves living. By creating a cozy and alluring outdoor space with some patio chairs, colourful cushions, greenery and a rug, you can make it more inviting and easier for them to visualize living there.
Refresh the Paint
A fresh coat of paint can spruce up any area of the home almost instantly. Peeling paint, even outside, can give off the impression that the property hasn’t been very well maintained. If this is the case, be sure to add a new coat where it’s needed.
Replace the Front Door
The front door is located front and center, so it counts when creating that first impression too. It’s important to have a strong, sturdy and good-looking front door to welcome potential buyers. Old and weathered front doors are not only uninviting, but they can also cause drafts and contribute to higher energy bills.
A simple and effective way of enhancing and tidying up the garden is by adding mulch to it. Placing dark mulch along the garden beds will make it look tidy, sharp and eye-catching.
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