Ten Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
When you’re trying to sell your home, one of the most important factors in the mind of potential buyers is the curb appeal. This is your home’s first chance to make a good impression on anyone who visits and is more likely to increase interest in your home. There are many ways you can improve curb appeal, and we’ve compiled a list of our top ten—to learn more about improving the curb appeal of your home, contact us today!
1. Paint the Front Door & Shutters
One of the easiest ways to improve curb appeal is to paint the front door and shutters. Whether you want to do a fresh coat of the same color or try a new, bright color on the door, painting can have a huge impact on your home’s appearance.
2. Invest in Landscaping
You have a lot of options when it comes to your home’s landscaping. You can add flowerbeds, plant shrubs and trees, or any combination of these things. Sprucing up your landscaping can add a lot of life and color to your home’s exterior and greatly improve curb appeal. When selling your home, people want to know it’s going to be beautiful both inside and out.
3. Edge the Driveway
Choose a flagstone or brick that complements your home and edge the driveway. This adds distinction and beauty to your yard and provides an elegant divider between the yard and the driveway.
4. Upgrade the Hardware
If your doorknobs, doorbell, house numbers, and porch lights are old or outdated, an excellent way to easily improve curb appeal is by upgrading them. These items will add the most aesthetic appeal when they all go together, rather than being mix-and-match. So, if you’re going to replace one, you may as well replace them all.
5. Install Outdoor Lighting
You never know when potential homebuyers are going to want to stop by, and installing outdoor lighting—particularly along walkways—is an excellent way to improve curb appeal. Not only does it make navigating the way easier, it is also beautiful.
6. Do a Mailbox Makeover
Is your mailbox old and dingy? Sitting on top of a crooked wooden post? Updating your outdated mailbox is a simple way to make an impressive statement and improve curb appeal. You can even consider doing a stone or brick column for your mailbox.
7. Replace Old Gutters and Downspouts
Your gutters and downspouts are an often overlooked aspect when it comes to improving the appearance of your home, but replacing old, dented gutters and downspouts can have a huge impact!
8. Redo Your Walkways
Replacing the walkways is a classic way to improve curb appeal. Ditch the standard concrete path and instead choose something that makes a statement. Your options are nearly endless—flagstone, brick, pavers, and more!
9. Upgrade the Porch Railings
If you have a front porch, a simple way to improve curb appeal is by replacing the porch railings. You can completely change the look of your porch by swapping the railings for something contemporary to complement your home.
10. Invest in an Exterior Facelift
Do you have peeling paint? Stained siding or trim? Nothing says neglect like not taking care of the exterior of your home. Maintaining the exterior or applying a fresh coat of paint can make all the difference when it comes to how potential buyers view your home.
Improve Curb Appeal and Sell Your Home
Do you want to improve curb appeal so you can sell your home? Contact the experts at Coakley Realty today! We have over 23 years of experience buying and selling homes in the DC Metropolitan area, and we know this real estate market inside and out. Call us today to get started!
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