In this article, we are bringing you 10 easy ways to increase your home’s curb appeal!
- Clean up the lawn
Keeping the lawn in pristine condition is a competitive game many people play with their neighbors, even though the match was never outwardly declared. Why are we obsessed with our lawns? The lawn is one of the first things that catches the eyes of our neighbors, visitors and those who are passing by. Homes that have fresh and well-kept lawns attract visitors and those passing by because it shows the owners care about the home and there is a greater chance that the inside of the home is just as nice and well-groomed as the outside.
- Greet guest with a charming doormat
Doormats are a great and easy way to add stuttle charm to your home. Invest in a new mat if your current one looks a bit worn down. There are many doormats on the market to choose from. Some have bold colors, others with humorous messages. This is a great way to give the home a little personality, as this mat will greet those planning on entering the home. Find mats on Amazon or at your local home supply store.
- Power wash surfaces
Most won’t admit it, but seeing the difference power washing surfaces makes is so satisfying! This is a great way to add curb appeal to your home. It’s the same concept as the lawn. When surfaces are well-groomed, people will be attracted to that home, no matter how big or small the home may be. Power wash the driveway, any brick surfaces and the panels around the home. Keeping these looking fresh is a sure way to attract potential buyers.
- Paint your front door a bold color
Having a charming front door is a sure way to peak the interest of possible buyers. When you see a home with a bold red or yellow door, what are some thoughts you may have about the home? Some might ponder over what the interior design of the home looks like, and judging by the design of the door, the interior is probably just as nice! Paint your door a new shade that really captures the essence of your home. Adding wreaths is another way to take your front door game to the next level. If you are having a hard time finding a look for your front door, find some inspiration on our Pinterest page!
- Add porch seating
A beautiful front porch is something that will capture anyone’s attention. If you have this feature in your home, now is a better time than ever to spruce up this space. If you have decent furniture, ensure it is looking its best by giving it a good clean. It is also important to ensure this space isn’t overly cluttered with furniture. Keep it simple. Based on the size of your porch, 2-4 chairs should do.
- Plant flowers
Flowers capture the eyes and hearts of many! Flowers have a long-term positive effect on mood. Participants from studies have reported feeling lower levels of depression, anxiety and agitation when presented with flowers. Participants also reported feeling more satisfied with life. Incorporate plants in the front garden and/or in window boxes. Choose flowers that have beautiful colors and designs that will catch the eyes.
- Keep symmetry at the forefront
Symmetry in interior design stands out beautifully. The clean lines created with symmetry create a mirroring effect and also a sense of balance. This type of balance is often seen in nature. Connecting our homes with this remarkable element of nature promotes feelings of calmness and stability. Symmetry in the home can be created through specific arrangement of furniture, patterns and color. In creating curb appeal, use the element of symmetry in things such as the furniture on the porch and the placement of plants in the garden. If you are unsure of where to start in trying to promote symmetry in your home, find some inspiration on Pinterest by searching ‘interior design symmetry’. You are sure to find lots of inspiration and ideas on that site!
- Clean the gutters
Clean gutters is something home buyers look for and is something that can instantly increase your home’s curb appeal. Why is this? Unkempt glutters can take a toll on the exterior of your home. Unkempt gutters that overflow can cause stains on your siding and even rot the material. This is especially true for wood siding if they stay wet. Having constant water in your gutters can also cause them to corrode and water will leak from the side of your home and cause rust stains. By keeping the gutters clean, you can prevent all of these blemishes on the outside of your home, increasing the curb appeal.
- Clean the windows
Windows are another aspect of the home that should be well-maintained in order to increase curb appeal. Seeing windows that are covered in filth is a sure way to turn off potential buyers. Windows reflect what potential buyers can expect inside the home. If the windows are coated in a dirty film, their impression of the inside of the home won’t be what you were hoping for. Don’t look over this tip!
- Repaint fencing
If you have fencing, ensuring that it is well-kept is essential when trying to increase curb appeal. Fencing ties in with landscaping, it’s one of the first things to catch a potential buyers’ eye. When repainting the fence, choose a shade that fits your home’s aesthetic. Some popular shades include grays, whites and browns. Choose wisely and keep it simple!