Curb Appeal – It’s the Cover to your Book
Everyone knows you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but the cold hard truth is that most people do. Your homes curb appeal is the cover to your home. If it looks like it’s in bad shape on the outside, people will automatically assume that it’s just as bad on the inside. Making the right impression the first time will help you sell your home faster and for the amount you want. Therefore, we have some tips for you to add quick curb appeal for less than $500. Choose one or do them all if your home needs it.
Curb Appeal Tips:
Front Door, Trim, Shutters – This task is one of the easiest ways to make your home look more attractive. If your paint is in good shape you can just pressure wash the siding. You can buy exterior paint for $25 to $50 a gallon depending on the brand. Paint your front door, trim and shutters to revive those areas. These areas can take anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours to paint depending on the size of your home.
Your Mailbox – Try upgrading your mailbox to one of today’s style. You can add a new mailbox for $10 to $100 depending on the style and size you choose. This project can take around 2 hours to remove the old mailbox and replace it with a new one.
House Numbers – Add new house numbers that stand out. Try using modern house numbers made from stainless steel, aluminum or brass. Use numbers that match your exterior fixtures. You can replace house numbers for $2 or you can really up the look with customized plaques for around $75.
Add a Tree and Flowers – Planting a tree in a vacant yard is a great way to add instant curb appeal. You can also create flower beds that compliment your home. If you have enough space add two trees or several flower beds. You can buy trees starting around $25.
Exterior Lighting – If your exterior lighting fixtures are in bad shape or really out of date, you can easily change them out with new updated fixtures. Your choices should light your homes entry way adequately for safe entry. This is a big plus for many buyers. You can buy new fixtures for $25 and up.
And last but not least, keep your lawn cut and bushes trimmed. These two tasks can create their own curb appeal.