Our homes are where we spend most of our time, but how often do we think about curb appeal? The exterior of your home is the first thing many people see. It can also be the last thing they see if it isn’t appealing or well-maintained. A well-designed yard and attractive landscaping can make a potential buyer think, “I want to live here.” On the other hand, if your lawn is an overgrown mess and your porch is falling apart, you might not get as many visitors. What should you do? Keep reading for 5 easy ways to improve your home’s curb appeal!
A well-designed yard
One of the simplest and least expensive ways to make your home look better is to design a well-maintained yard. It’s hard to go wrong with a few flowers, a nice lawn, and healthy trees. An overgrown yard or weedy bushes can give potential buyers a bad impression.
It’s also important to have a well-maintained porch and steps leading up to your front door. A cluttered porch or damaged steps can make it difficult for people to climb the porch stairs without risking an injury. Fixing issues like these will make your home more inviting.
A well-maintained lawn and attractive landscaping can make all the difference.
First, start by cutting your grass to the correct height. You’ll want to cut it shorter in hot, dry weather and longer in cold, wet weather.
If you have weeds, use pre-emergent weed control to keep them from coming up for at least six months. Next, trim your bushes and trees regularly. Trim off any dead branches or leaves. Remove any low-hanging or sagging branches, and fertilize or prune as needed.
Follow these steps to make your home’s exterior appealing to homebuyers.
- Paint your house’s trim if it’s faded or has chipped paint
- Clean the gutters
- Fix leaky windows, doors, or faucets
- Clear out dead foliage under windowsills
- Clean the siding with a pressure washer or hose attachment
- Sweep away debris from sidewalks and patios
- Power wash decks and other surfaces
- Give lawn furniture a thorough cleaning
- Invest in new cushions for older lawn furniture
In addition to painting your trim or fixing chipped paint, we also recommend a fresh coat of paint for your home’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint can go a long way when it comes to improving the curb appeal of your home. A good paint job will show that you’re invested in your property and that you take pride in its appearance and upkeep. Exterior paint is especially important if you want to sell your house.
One of the easiest ways to improve your home’s curb appeal is to install outdoor lighting. Lighting can make your house more inviting and safe for visitors, but it also helps with security. Outdoor lighting is a cheap way to make your home more appealing while also increasing safety.
Upgrading your home’s exterior is an excellent way to prepare to sell it. Once you’re ready to put it on the market, consider selling your home with Hapa Homebuyers. We serve the greater Huntsville area. After giving us basic information about your home and verifying your eligibility, we’ll give you a cash offer that comes with an immediate pay-out. Contact us today to get started.