Even though home interiors are where we spend most of our time, the exterior of your home is what gives guests, neighbors and visitors the first and best impression. When properly updated, your exteriors can increase the curb appeal of your home, boost your home’s value and attract high-end buyers when you’re ready to put your home up for sale.
Updating the exterior of your home to increase its visual appeal isn’t as costly as most home owners think. Listed below are 5 simple, cost-effective curb appeal improvement projects that will make your home the envy of the entire neighborhood;
1. PAINTING IT
To make it stand out, you need to paint it. Depending on the extent you’re looking to take your home improvement project, paining your entire home is one renovation project that will definitely give you a bang for your buck. Painting also makes your home appear new and can pay you a lump sum ROI if you eventually decide to put your home up for sale.
2. ADD CHARM
Adding those extra charm is what makes your own stand out in the neighborhood. All it take to make your home the center of attraction is a little bit of charm. This effects can be created with as little as window boxes of real or artificial flowers outside your window, elegant door decors or even a bench outside your front door. Walkway lights have also been known to work magic when it comes to boosting the visual appeal of your home at night.
3. ADD LIGHTING
Even though only visible at night, adding a variety of lighting options to your home will definitely bolster it appearance and ambiance. When lighting are properly installed, they work to highlight the unique architectural features of your home, accentuate landscape and provide a welcoming appeal. Adding a light near your home number sign also gives a regal feel to your property.
4. EXTEND YOUR FLOWER GARDEN
Flower gardens are excellent additions that brighten up your space. With beautiful flower petals and nice scents, gardens provide matchless visual appeal that attracts and excites guests and prospective home buyers alike. Aside from the visual appeal they provide, if your flower garden is extended to the front of your home and their colors match that of your front door, it has been prove to make properties appear larger than they are. So if you want to land those high-end home buyers or impress your guests, you know what to do.
5. UPGRADE YOUR FRONT WINDOWS AND DOORS
Your front windows and doors are the first features guests and potential buyers get to see when they come to your home. Ensuring your windows and doors give a good first impression is of paramount importance. From painting to completely replacing your old or damaged windows and doors, upgrading your front door and windows will do an excellent job in transforming the entire appearance of your home.