Pizzazz Your Home's Curb Appeal

Improve Your Home Value

 
View 7 exterior home improves that will add value to your home.
 
A good first impression can make a world of difference when you're selling your home. Adding pizzazz to your home’s curb appeal will heighten character and will ultimately increase resale value. It's difficult to look at our own home in the same way a potential home buyers does. Because when we become accustomed to the way something looks and functions in our home, we can't see its faults.
 
Before beginning your project, you’ll want to consider all the elements and how they work in concert to create great curb appeal and a wonderful welcome to your home. This is probably one of the most important aspects in staging and selling a home. You must draw that person out of the car, unto the sidewalk and up to the front door. There are dozens of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to spruce up your home and give it an eye-catching charm. In order to show the home to a global buyer, it must look pristine from the street to the doorknob.

Inviting Entry

If you cannot re-paint your house to make it look new. Try painting your front door for an inexpensive update that really packs a punch. Painting your front door can definitely add some brightness and revive your house Try a different color then what you had before to really make it seem like new.

Doorbell, Knocker, Doorknob

After guests have parked their car and walked past the driveway, they need to let you know they are there. Do you want them using a doorbell, knocker, or doorknob that does not work? Replacing the doorbell, knocker, and doorknob is an easy fix. Also consider that the doorknob to the front door will be opened/closed by real estate agents if an electronic lockbox is present. So, you want to ensure that the key can easily unlock/lock to the front door without any problems.

Welcome doormat

A cheerful front doormat offers a concise greeting to visitors. Step it up with a true statement maker. First impressions can make all the difference. A doormat is the first thing a guest sees when they show up at your home or the last thing they see on their way out.

front door wreath

A new front door wreath can be inexpensively changed from season to season, and adds immense charm to your home's curb appeal.

House Numbers

If your house has old or faded house numbers on it, purchase some new numbers to spruce up the curb appeal. Be sure the numbers are not hidden by a tree, bush, and can be seen at night.

Deep Clean

Thoroughly clean the front entrance, wash windows. and remove any empty bird nests. Pressure wash the driveway and sidewalks. You may have forgotten how bright your driveway was without all the dirt, grime, oil, and tire marks.

Pathways

Choosing the right hardscape can be a challenge, but a flagstone or cobblestone path is a great way to add charm to your entryway.

Landscaping

Keep landscaping neat and uncluttered, by removing broken/dead branches from vegetation and prune overgrown trees, shrubs, and vines. Plant an eye-catching tree, and re-stake trees if they are leaning. Your plantings should be colorful and attractive. But a garden that reads "high-maintenance" can scare people away.

Flowers & Greenery

Vibrant flowers add life to a home’s front yard. A hardy mix of greenery and flowers offer an eye-catching combination of color and texture. Landscape your garden with anchor plants that are tolerant to USDA Zone 8.

Borders

Clean edges fool the eye into seeing the entire landscape as neat and well-maintained. Adding mulch to the base of your plants will draw more attention to your trees, bushes and flowers. Otherwise, landscape the front yard with natural rock that blends in with the color of exterior of your house.

Container Garden

First, less is more. Choose just one or two larger pots that have a distinctive color or shape, rather than lots of small pots that can feel cluttered. Bringing a few potted plants to your home's exterior can dramatically enhance the look of your home. Also consider adding two vibrant flowerpots anchoring the front door.

Lighting fixtures

When buying new exterior light fixtures, consider both the style of your home and the function of the lights. If the old fixtures are still presentable clean them inside and out. It will make your home shine in the day and at night.

Landscape Illumination

Landscape lights bring curb appeal to your home at night time. Don't let nightfall hide all your hard work. Add a mix of solar outdoor lights highlights the homes elevation, illuminates the path, all while keeping the focus on the luscious landscape.

outdoor furniture

By adding a seating space, your home will overflow with charm. If your patio furniture looks tired and worn, it will be hard for potential buyers to envision themselves sitting there.

Garden Hose

While useful, garden hoses can be a nuisance. They are unruly and usually found in that unsightly green color. Try hiding the garden hose in a storage pot, hang it on a wall mounted bronze garden hose wheel, wooden hitching post, or shepherd’s hook.

Mailbox

If you have a mailbox at the road, replacing an outdated box and plant flowers around it will add instant curb appeal.

Create visual interest

Add a fence, arbors, water features, bird feeder, or other yard decor to enhance the character of your house.