There is a lot to work on when selling your home. One of the best ways to get more potential buyers interested is by improving curb appeal.

Paint the Front Door

Your front door is one of the first things buyers see when they drive up to your home. Repaint it and give your house a refreshed look. Bold yellow or bright red are popular colors for a front door that draw attention to it.

Improving Curb Appeal With the Mailbox

If your mailbox is looking rusty and beat up, replace it with a new one. If it is only a bit faded, paint it. 

Update Street Numbers

If your street numbers are faded or dated-looking, swap them out with new numbers. House numbers usually cost less than $20 and only take about 15 minutes to install.

Fix Up the Garage Door

Make the garage stand out from the others in your neighborhood. Repaint a standard white door with a more interesting shade. Hasps, handles, and faux window panels add a nice touch to your garage. It will only take you a weekend to give your garage door a makeover

Improving Curb Appeal With Potted Plants

Healthy plants make your home look well-cared for. One way to improve curb appeal is by adding potted perennials or annuals along the walkway and on the porch. Flowers in window boxes are another attractive addition. 

Clean Up the Exterior

Pressure wash the sidewalk, driveway, walkways, patio, and siding. Pressure washers are inexpensive to rent, or you can hire a local handyman to complete the task. 

Improving Curb Appeal With Outdoor Furniture

Update your old patio furniture. If it is outdated, replace it with something more modern. Simply buying some new outdoor cushions can make your patio more attractive.

Use Lighting

One of the best ways to improve your curb appeal is by adding more lighting. Add a decorative lamp post to the front yard. Use solar stake lights along the pathway. Garden bed lighting is also a great option. Look for ways to illuminate the front porch. Angled lights or spotlights add dimension to the front yard, trees, and shrubs. 

Improve the Shrubs

Your shrubbery likely needs regular pruning. Pruning your shrubs will improve their overall appearance. Understand what type of shrubbery you have to use the best methods for pruning. 

Improving curb appeal isn’t difficult. Use the above methods and you’ll improve how your house looks from the street. 

1st Alert Home Inspections serves Northeast Ohio with pre-listing inspection services. Contact us if you are selling your home.

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