How to Increase the Curb Appeal of your Home

When you are trying to sell your house, there are so many things to consider. And while most tend to focus on the inside of the house, it is important to remember you also need the outside to look great. 

After all, the first thing that potential buyers are going to see is the exterior as opposed to the interior. If they show up and see somewhere that looks in a state of disrepair or that it isn’t well looked after, they may think less of the inside of the house as well. 

By having a beautiful home exterior, it can help to attract passers by to put an offer in purely by seeing how nice the outside of your home is. If you are looking for some top ways to increase the curb appeal of your home, we have just a few ideas here.

Improve Your Landscaping

While you may consider your back garden the main spot for your plants and flowers, don’t forget about the front of your home too! Some well placed, flourishing large planters for trees can be a real blessing for your curb appeal and not only make the space look beautiful, but smell amazing too. You can also visit GH Clark for a guide on how to create the perfect garden or outdoor space.

If you aren’t much of a gardener, you could hire someone to take care of your plants, or buy plants that are easy to maintain. 

It is important to ensure that your lawn is neatly mowed and your bushes and hedges are nicely trimmed, as well. This will not only make your home look nicer, but it will also display the hard work you put in to take care of your home.

Paint/ Upgrade Your Garage Door

If your garage door has peeling paint, a rusty handle and looks unappealing, it can greatly hinder your curb appeal. 

Give it a refresh with a new paint color, or even consider ordering your own custom garage door that will be better working, as well as better looking. 

Paint Your Shutters/ Front Door

An easy way to increase the curb appeal of your home is to paint your shutters and front door. While you may not notice it, after a while the weather and other general wear and tear can mean that your shutters and door get grubby and worn. 

A fresh coat of paint will offer an instant face lift and make it look clean, tidy and much more appealing to anyone visiting or walking past. You could also try a new color of paint- just make sure it is a neutral tone that is sure to appeal to potential buyers.

Pressure Wash

Your path and driveway can easily get dirty, particularly if the weather has been bad. By getting a pressure wash and ridding your sidewalk of any dirt and mess, it will completely transform the look and feel of your home from the outside.

These are just a few ways that you can increase the curb appeal of your home. By implementing these before you put your home on the market, you are sure to make your house a lot more inviting and open to offers.

Chris Turn

Chris has experience covering the latest trends in the small business world, and has a reputation for being a knowledgeable, creative and strategic blogger. He has a deep understanding of marketing and branding principles and how they can be applied to small businesses, and is able to provide actionable advice and strategies for success. Chris has interviewed industry experts and covered major marketing events such as the SXSW Interactive conference and the Advertising Week conference. He is also a successful small business owner himself, which allows him to bring a unique perspective to his blogging and writing. His blog is known for providing valuable insights and tips on how to effectively market and brand a small business.