How to Enhance the Curb Appeal of your Home in Less Than 60 Minutes
Whether you’re selling your home or spring cleaning, it’s never a bad idea to enhance the curb appeal of your home.
Today, we’re explaining some of the best ways to enhance the curb appeal of your home in 60 minutes or fewer.
Trim and Mow your Yard
Let’s start with something easy. Your grass is probably not as neat and tidy as it could be. Cut your lawn, trim your hedges, and prune anything else that needs to be pruned. Clean up the yard trimmings, and you’re ready to move to the next tip.
Paint the Front Door, Your Trim, and Shutters
A good can of exterior paint will cost you $30 a gallon. Painting your home can add brightness. It can also make a home look newer in less than an hour. Painting your front door a bold color has become a trend. However, there’s nothing wrong with painting it a more standard color – like black or white. If you’re selling your home, you don’t want to make decisions that alienate home buyers.
While you have your paint brushes and gallon of paint, tackle other projects. Paint your trim, shutters, window coverings, and other exterior features of your home. Trim can become particularly worn-down over the years.
Upgrade your House Numbers
Take a look at the numbers on the outside of your home. Have you ever replaced, cleaned, or painted those numbers? If not, then it may be time for an upgrade. Buy new house numbers to enhance your curb appeal. It’s another simple upgrade that can make an immediate impact on your curb appeal. Simple house numbers start at $2.00 per number from any hardware store. If you’re feeling fancy, however, you can also order customized plaque-mounted numbers online.
Have you ever thought your home looked a little bare? If so, then it may be a good idea to plant a tree. We’re not talking about heading to a forest and chopping down a 14 foot tall evergreen. Instead, plant a simple, small tree in a tasteful location in your yard. Surround it with some soil and rocks, and you’ve just become an amateur landscaper.
Buy a Nicer Mailbox
A mailbox can make a significant difference in the curb appeal of your home. It might be one of the first things a homebuyer sees when they drive up. Obviously, don’t try anything too quirky if you’re trying to sell the home. However, a fashionable wooden pillar with a decorative cap up top can instantly boost the curb appeal of your home.
If you don’t feel like doing this one yourself, you can buy new mailboxes from any hardware store starting at around $20.
Invest in Exterior Lighting
There’s a common misconception with curb appeal: many people only focus on how their home will look during the day, when in reality, homebuyers can appear at any time of day or night (even if they show up with a realtor during the day, they might drive by later that night).
That’s why you should invest in better exterior lighting. A good set of exterior lights illuminates your entryway and walkway, making guests feel safe and welcome.
Pressure Wash Everything
Many homeowners are surprised by the effect a good pressure wash can have on the exterior of their home. Pressure wash your walls, your driveway, your sidewalk, your garden stones, and anything else you want to wipe clean. Out of all the tips on this list, this is the best tip if you’re looking for something easy with high reward.
Don’t Have Time? Talk to the Exterior Cleaning Professionals
Need help beautifying your home’s exterior? Talk to the Long Island exterior cleaning professionals at Majestic Window Cleaning & Pressure Washing for local rates and professional-grade window cleaning, pressure washing, and other exterior cleaning services.
Oh, and here’s one more tip: before you work with the tips listed above, take a picture of your home from the curb. Then, once you’ve implemented all the tips, take another picture and notice the enormous difference. If you can spot the differences immediately, you did it right. Now go sell your home – or just sit in your front yard and enjoy the view.