Boosting your home’s curb appeal is one of the most inexpensive ways to boost your home’s equity. For a small financial investment, your home can have a whole new face.
If you are looking to sell your home anytime soon, you know that an overgrown front yard and a broken down border fencing is not what new home buyers are seeking. Check out a few affordable ways to give your home a facelift, and make a quality investment along the way.
Give your front door a makeover
Replacing your front door is an instant enhancement to your home’s curb appeal. Even a simple new coat of paint can have a pleasing effect on the overall aesthetic of your home.
If you have the money to install a fancy new door, it is well worth the investment. The average worth of a home with a new (high quality) entry door rises by about $8,000 instantly once the job is complete. You could potentially reap three times the amount you spent on the door at the point of sale.
Repair any outdoor eyesores
If your home has cracked pavement leading to the entry, then you should have it repaired or removed. Trying to sell a home with cracked or broken concrete makes buyers think there could be problems with the property.
It also appears that you did not take very good care of the property. If there are pergola structures or damaged fencing, then you should have it repaired before listing your home. A shiny new fence looks good to potential buyers.
Landscaping is an elementary step
Landscaping should be one of the very first steps you take when boosting your home’s curb appeal. Make sure the lawn looks green and well manicured. Plant a few flowers and trees for visual stimulation, and make sure to trim the hedges.
Remember that you do not have to spend a lot on your landscaping. It does not have to be expensive. As long as your foliage is well placed and cohesive in design, buyers will turn their eyes to see what else your property has to offer.
Well-placed outdoor lighting is appealing
Adding a little outdoor lighting to your property will not only add a bit of safety, it will also add appeal. Path lighting and entry lighting are most important. Plan your lighting strategically for safety and comfort for the best effect.
Replace unsightly or damaged siding
You will want to repair or replace damaged or unsightly siding on your home before you begin trying to sell the property. Potential buyers will see broken siding panels as a lack of good maintenance, and some people will shy away from your property.