Does Curb Appeal Really Increase Your Home Value?
When you’re selling your home, curb appeal is the first impression that really matters.
Never underestimate the value of that first impression. By upgrading your curb appeal, you have a chance to influence potential buyers before they even step inside. It could be setting you up for a successful, more profitable sale.
Make a welcoming entrance
Clear away any excess toys, furniture, footwear and other items that may be cluttering up your front porch or entrance way. Do the paving stones in your pathway need repair or replacing? Consider new steps, a proper front landing and/or a walkway to make entering and exiting your home safe and easy. Your front door should be eye-catching at first glance. Make it pop with a fresh coat of paint in a bold color. Replace an old doorknob with new hardware. Flank your front door with planters full of greenery or flowers.
Light it up
Check to make sure your outside lights are working properly. If you don’t have lights along your walkway, install solar lights to make the path to your door safer and more inviting. Or have pillars built at the opening of your walkway that can hold lanterns for a more elegant design.