5 Inexpensive Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal
Whether you’re trying to sell your house a bit quicker or you just want to be the envy of the neighborhood, these 5 inexpensive ways to boost your curb appeal will help get you started. Curb appeal refers to the first thing that potential buyers see and first impressions are the most important in the sales process.
- Dress up or update your mail box. Consider a wall mounted mailbox near your door in lieu of the mailbox post on the sidewalk. There’s something about the vintage look of a wall mounted mail box that makes buyers drool.
- Give your front door a makeover. The front door is a focal point to the house. It’s the first thing that everyone sees when walking up to your house. A fresh coat of paint is great for dressing up a dull, boring front door. Through some trial an hour you should choose a color that creates a noticeable contrast between the door color and the color of the house exterior.
- While you’re at it painting why not slap a fresh coat of trim paint on your house? A gallon of exterior paint is usually around the neighborhood of $25 per gallon. It should take more than a couple gallons to do all of the trim on your house. You’d be amazed at the difference a new trim coat makes
- Invest in new house numbers. You can usually purchase each number for just a few bucks per digit. If you want to do something a little more fancy you can purchase plaques that have your house number on it. Those usually range anywhere from $20 on the low end up to $100 on the high end. New house numbers really tie in all the changes we’ve made so far, and it certainly makes your address seemingly POP off the house.
- Replace exterior light fixtures. Chances are, if you’re like me, your front porch light is the same one that came installed on the house. Think about purchasing a new one that compliments your door and trim color. Lights are an awesome way to spruce up any house’s appearance. They can go a long way, including path lights, pole lights in the yard, and more!
Increasing your curb appeal doesn’t need to be expensive. Using there 5 inexpensive ways to boost your curb appeal you’re well on your way to improving what potential buyers make of your first impression. Curb appeal can mean the difference between a sold house, and a failed listing. Make the most out of it by taking advantage of these tips. What tip do you think would work great for your home? Are there any that you have used before that you’d like to share with everyone? Let me know down in the comments! Thanks for reading!