Friday, May 31, 2013

Eight Inexpensive Ways to Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

Curb Appeal
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Making sure your home makes a good first impression to potential buyers is crucial. A home with an unappealing exterior starts showings off on the wrong foot. If a buyer thinks the exterior requires a lot of work, it may affect the way they view the interior of the home; even if it is stunning! Sprucing up the outside of your home is important prior to selling, but it’s not something you have to break the bank to do. Check out these low-cost and free ways to improve your home’s curb appeal:

1. Clean out the gutters

The condition of a home’s roof is one of the many things buyers take note of when determining to buy a home so they may notice if your gutters are full of leaves and debris, which can be unattractive.

2. Unclutter the Yard

Put away trash or recycling bins. Buyers may think there isn’t a good place to store them if you leave them out. Also roll up hoses and tidy up toys if necessary.

3. Paint the front door

A fresh coat of paint will give your home’s front entry way a clean look that welcomes potential buyers inside.

4. Add potted plants

Adding container plants or hanging plants to your porch will give your home an inviting look similar to landscaping, but without the large expense.

5. Trim bushes and trees

Cut wild bushes and trees that block the view of your home or driveway so buyers can see what they are actually interested in, instead of the overgrown

6. Improve outdoor lighting

Lining the path that leads to the entryway of your home with small landscape lights adds safety value to your home.

7. Update house numbers

Modernize your home by replacing old and outdated house numbers. Vinyl numbers are becoming a popular and inexpensive trend for house numbers.

8. Revamp the mailbox

A fresh coat of paint and new numbers will give your mailbox a quick and easy facelift or replace your old mailbox with a new one. Mailboxes can generally be found at a reasonable price.

This post provided was provided by a contributor from Carolina Lanterns, a company specializing in custom-made copper and brass lanterns. Click here to view their products.

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