It’s Spring, time to Spring into action and add Curb Appeal
Posted on May 2, 2017 by Jennifer Cotton
5 Ways to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal
When getting a home ready to sell, most homeowners focus on interior upgrades and fixes, which can be good. But what’s on the outside counts, too.
Lawns, walkways, patios, gardens, doors, and windows all play a role in the livability of a home – and its salability as well.
Thinking of selling soon? Here are five ways to boost your home’s Curb Appeal:
For an investment that could range from $300 to $1,000, you can undo the damage wrought by weather, weeds, and all those other issues that invade your lawn (not to mention the dog and your kids).
- Re-sod and give your outdoors a whole new look. Isn’t that worth the investment?
- You could consider a less expensive alternative to make your outside sparkle: power wash your deck and wash your outdoor furniture for an investment of between $50 and $100, and some elbow grease.
- Don’t forget the front entrance to your home; boost your curb appeal and add some color and design with planters featuring seasonal greenery.
During summer you can pop in some color inexpensively by adding a pot of annuals or two from your local garden center. July is hot just about everywhere, so don’t forget to water your additions regularly. Cost: $20 to $200 depending on the size and type of planters.
- While you’re at it, check the driveway. Cracks and holes can deter future buyers and are just plain ugly. For $50 to $200, a new topcoat of driveway sealer will do the trick…unless it’s REALLY bad.
- For front or back yards, fill in holes in the vegetation with mature plants.
It can be bit more expensive, depending on the kinds and number of plants you need, but it will give your outdoors the look of a much more pricey landscape job for much less. And, that’s [curb] appealing!