Experts say that having good curb appeal can increase your home’s selling value between 5 and 12%.
How much do you need to spend to see that kind of return on investment? Odds are, if you’re selling your home, you don’t want to put a bunch of money into it. You’d rather spend that money on improvements for your new home.
Who says you have to spend a lot to add resale value? Here are budget-friendly curb appeal ideas that are painless to do but highly rewarding when you sell.
Paint Your Front Door
One of the easiest ways of adding curb appeal to your home is by refreshing your front door. For the cost of a few cans of paint, you can completely change the look of your home.
You can choose a bold, bright color like teal or gold to brighten up your home. Or, go classic with a white or brown paint job. Either way, the new color is going to give your home the new look it deserves.
Don’t forget that your new door deserves a new wreath as a finishing touch!
Rehab the Porch
If you have a front porch, odds are it’s the focal point of your home’s exterior. But if your porch has seen better days, it’s not doing your curb appeal any good.
Take the time to do some minor upgrades. Start by touching up the paint on your deck or railings. You don’t necessarily need a completely new paint job. Find the right paint color and touch up any areas that are chipping or fading.
Then, address the bones of your porch. If your steps have seen better days, consider concrete stair repair.
Do Minor Landscaping
Creating curb appeal can also be as simple as minor landscaping.
A few free things you can do include mowing your lawn and trimming back hedges and trees. Spend a day doing all the yardwork chores you ignore throughout the year and the results will amaze you.
If you have a little cash to spend, try buying fresh mulch for your flower beds. You can also splurge on blooming flowers to bring some color and life to your yard.
Give Your Home a Wash
Wondering how to add curb appeal without changing any of the elements of your home’s exterior? Try giving it a good power wash to make your home look new and clean.
Rent or buy a power washer if you don’t already own one. Then, using a cleaning detergent and your garden hose, give your home’s exterior a good wash.
All the grime and dirt that comes off your siding might surprise you.
Put These Curb Appeal Ideas to Work
The next time you’re unhappy with your home’s exterior, try these curb appeal ideas.
Start with a fresh coat of paint on your front door and fixing up the porch area. Then, move on to minor landscaping. Don’t forget to power wash your home to make it truly shine!
Looking for more great ideas to make your home the best that it can be? Check out the Home and Garden section of this site.