For the uninitiated, curb appeal is the term used to describe the eye-catching qualities of a property that’s for sale, as viewed from the street. When selling your home, curb appeal is incredibly important. An attractive home with good curb appeal can catch somebody’s eye in a split second – which means you are more likely to sell your home fast! Today, we’re going to talk about 4 simple and effective methods you can use to boost your home’s curb appeal!
Clean Up Your Landscaping
Good landscaping is an instant eye-grabber. A well-manicured lawn with even some basic flowerbeds can change the look of an exterior so quickly. Think about the last time you saw a house that you liked that had terrible landscaping. It’s probably never happened! The good news is that landscaping doesn’t have to be complicated, and just a little bit of effort is noticeable. So get outside and mow, pull any weeds from your flowerbeds, and plant some new shrubs and flowers. You’ll be shocked at how much better your home looks from the street once you tidy up your landscaping.
Get Some Plants on the Porch!
This point is somewhat related to the first one, but it’s even easier to implement. Get a few hanging planters, and hang some luscious plants on your porch. Trust me, you wouldn’t believe how big a difference a few plants can make. Plants make a space more inviting, and help to breathe life and color to an otherwise unassuming home. For best results, I would recommend at least 3-4 hanging plants if you have the space. Make sure to find plants that can tolerate the lighting conditions on your front porch! I would also recommend finding some leafy or cascading plants such as Boston ferns, pothos, or begonias.
BONUS TIP: For more information on using plants to liven up your interior spaces, make sure to read this article!
Add Some Color to the Front Door
This is another tip that’s quick, easy, and effective. Painting your front door with a fun accent color really helps to catch people’s eyes from the street. It also makes for a nice visual marker for people to remember your house by. “The one with the red door” makes a memorable identifier that may mean your house sells faster! Just make sure to sample a few different paint colors so that you can find one that works with your overall exterior aesthetic.
Pressure Wash Your Driveway & Sidewalks
This one may be a bit trickier if you don’t have a pressure washer, but you can easily rent one for a day and knock this one out! You may not believe how much grime can build up on your sidewalks and driveways through years of use. Giving your sidewalks and driveway a good, thorough pressure washing will instantly transform your exterior look. Give that concrete the sparkle it deserves!
BONUS TIP: If you have wooden fencing, use the pressure washer on that too! You’ll be amazed at how great they look after a good wash!