5 things you can do to freshen up your curb appeal

There are many things you can do to freshen up your curb appeal, but here are 5 important and relatively simple ones. A fresh exterior is a welcome sight and will attract more potential buyers.

First, you want to be sure to clean out your flower beds and plant fresh flowers. This not only adds beauty to the front of your house, it also adds a pleasant aroma for people coming for a showing. Once planted you want to make sure you maintain the beds, adding mulch can be a great way to keep the weeds down. Be sure to choose a mulch that compliments the color scheme of your home.

Secondly, you’ll want to freshen up your window sills and shutters with a fresh coat of paint. Make sure to remove any loose or flaking paint and give them a good cleaning before adding fresh paint. You’ll want to make sure you pick a neutral color that adds a nice accent to your home. Be sure to avoid “loud” colors that may deter some buyers.

Next, one of the things you can do is to add a coat of paint to your front door. Ensure that the color matches the shutters and compliments the exterior of your house. You can choose a bold color for the front door, but keep in mind this isn’t always helpful and may deter some buyers. You’ll want to select a color that will attract the eye but not overwhelm it.

The fourth thing you can do to freshen your curb appeal is to power wash the siding on your home. Be careful not to apply too much pressure or get the water up under the siding panels, as this can cause damage and add an unexpected cost. Just giving your home a good washing can make your home stand out against the others in the neighborhood.

Finally, updating the light fixtures on the outside of your home can completely transform the look of your home. After all, nothing says welcome home like a clean updated light fixture without the insect infestation that comes with outdoor lighting.

Just making these changes can greatly improve your curb appeal and will have buyers excited to view the inside of your home. For a free consultation of your home feel free to give me a call at 716-809-0300 or by email at michael.devlin@huntrealestate.com

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