Curb appeal is a term that you will come across a lot if you are trying to sell a house. Most realtors swear by it and say that it is of paramount importance. Even if you do not want to sell your home, curb appeal can improve the look of your house and also increase the value of your home considerably.
A prospective buyer or even a friend or a relative who visits your house for the first time comes across the curb first before entering the house. If you have a well-decorated interior but a bad exterior your friends, relatives, or prospective buyers will not be impressed. Here are a few points to improve your curb appeal:
The best way to improve the curb is by taking care of the yard. If you have an overgrown yard or if you have a yard that is full of junk, it will spoil the overall look of your home. You should first remove the junk and throw away the ones not required. If there are items that you require you can use public storage and keep them safely there.
Once the junk is removed you need to tend to the lawn and ensure that it is mowed and watered. You can also add hedges in the corners and if possible add flowering plants in the periphery of your yard. If there are trees ensure that they are trimmed. These are all very cheap options but it will add so much value to your home.
The exterior of the house can look dull if the paint is peeling. Ideally, you should spend a little and get good paint and paint the exterior. This will add a lot to your curb appeal. If you have a garage abutting the main house ensure that the garage is also painted. An oft-repeated mistake is to overlook the paint on the main door. The main door is used a lot and the door can start looking old if not painted, so get a coat of paint for your main door. Do not forget to paint the garage doors too.
The walls of your house can look old and dusty due to the weather and you can make the walls look good by getting them power washed. You need not paint always a good power wash is enough.
Do not forget the mailbox, ensure that it was clean and neat as the buyers or visitors will also see it first.