Paint the House Yourself
If you don’t have a large exterior, paint the house yourself. It can cost hundreds of dollars to hire a professional even for small projects. However, if you’re confident in your ability and know what type of paint to purchase, why not paint yourself? Repainting your home can take years off its appearance and should only cost the sweat equity of a couple of days of work.
Paint Your Front Door and Garage Door
If you’re on a budget for both time and energy, the chances are good that you can’t repaint your home’s entire exterior. Repainting your home’s exterior is not mandatory for selling your home, but you should always give your garage door and front door a fresh coat of paint. Most homeowners can paint their entryways in only a couple hours, but the benefits to your curb appeal are huge. Try painting your front door a fun color so it’ll ‘pop’ to prospective buyers.
It can cost thousands to repave your driveway, but it only costs a fraction to sealcoat. Sealcoating, or pavement resealing, is the process of applying a protective coating to asphalt-based pavements for further protection against the elements. Sealcoating cannot fix cracks or potholes but can make your driveway look shiny, new, and appealing to prospective buyers.
Plant Some Flowers
There’s just something about fresh, colorful flowers that say, “Welcome Home.’ You don’t have to dig in and plant an entire bed of flowers, but try placing a few pots near your front door with fresh flowers. Even fake flowers can do wonders for your curb appeal.
You don’t need to redo your entire landscaping, but there are some simple things you can do to increase your yard’s appeal. Take a pair of pruners and a trash bag and prune back anything that gives your home an unfavorable ‘abandoned house’ vibe. Don’t forget to prune anything that’s growing over sidewalks, driveways, or other walkable areas. Give the lawn a fresh cut to bring everything together.
Clean Your Windows
Cleaning your windows is cheap and easy but can shave years off your home’s look. Take care of any cobwebs before applying window cleaner for fresh, clear windows. Consider repainting window trim if it’s cracking or fading.
Sell Your Home with Curb Appeal
Selling your home is no one’s favorite activity, especially when it comes to added costs to increase your curb appeal. Use these tips above to improve your home’s curb appeal without losing too much from your bottom line. Not sure where to start? Contact The Meissner Group and we can help find the right projects for your home to improve curb appeal without breaking the bank.