First impressions matter. That’s why it’s so essential that your home has a charming and inviting curb appeal. If you make a good impression, potential buyers will want to see what’s inside. On the other hand, if you make a bad first impression, it’s unlikely anyone will give your home a second glance, let alone bother to come for a viewing.
If you want to sell your current home, boosting your curb appeal is one of the best things to increase interest. But these curb appeal tips can also be beneficial if you’re looking to give your home a facelift and make it a more inviting place to come back to.
First the Front Door
Your home’s front entry is the focal point of its curb appeal as it greets any potential buyers. Dull paint, chips, and scrapes are off-putting. Make a statement with a fresh coat of paint as an easy way to enhance your home’s appeal.
You can go with a dark color, like black or charcoal, or pick a bold and bright hue like red, blue or yellow. The sky’s the limit, but be sure your choice blends in with the overall color scheme of the house.
Make the Garden Inviting
Plants and flowers are an excellent way to make your home more inviting. Potted plants can anchor each side of the door or steps and hang from the porch’s roof.
Plants can breathe some life into your home’s exterior and make it seem lived-in and well cared for, and potted plants are an efficient and inexpensive way to add a pop of color. Additionally, planters offer a four-season opportunity to decorate the exterior of your home with timely colours and accents.
Install Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting not only substantially improves the appearance of your home but also serves as a practical safety measure during the night. Fixtures can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path.
A clear path to your front door adds warmth and provides security. Rather than flanking the path, tuck solar-powered spotlights into garden beds and aim them along the walkway.
Replace Old Hardware
On often overlooked detail, you can add style and interest to your home’s exterior by replacing old, dingy hardware such as the house numbers, the entry door lockset and the wall-mounted mailbox.
These items are all elements that can add style and interest to your home’s exterior curb appeal. These elements add the most appeal when they function collectively rather than as mix-and-match pieces.
Don’t Forget the Decor
Sometimes it’s the small, simple details that can have a considerable effect. Add warmth and character to your entryway with a new welcome mat, which also allows visitors’ shoes to be wiped off before they track dirt into your home. Also, hang an elegant outdoor wreath on your door. You can swap it out as the seasons change and have a welcoming wreath year-round.