Inexpensive Ways to Improve Curb Appeal
Isn’t everything just better in spring? You put away your snow shovels and toques for 6 months. You don’t have to wake up early to warm your car before you go to work. The sun stays out longer and people are happier. Spring is awesome for all sorts of reasons. But did you know that spring is also the most popular time to buy a home?
An easy way to “spruce up” your home’s curb appeal is to improve your garden. When potential home buyers drive up to your house, what is the first thing they see? The front yard. If you have a dull looking yard, it will make your home feel dull too. You want potential home buyers to be welcomed by a beautifully inviting property. I suggest bright coloured, maintenance-free perennials. They are a cost effective to way to brighten your yard without breaking the bank.
Why build new when you can improve old?
Over the winter many outdoor surfaces on your home and property get tarnished by the weather and the elements. When spring comes and all the snow melts, it leaves your house looking worse than it is. The first thing most home owners want to do is tear down and build new. But if you’re selling your home, why spend your money only for someone else to enjoy it? A lot of the time, all the surface needs is a good scrubbing and cleaning. Think about pressure washing next time. It is drastically less expensive than rebuilding and takes much less time. You can improve the look of your property in an afternoon, instead of weeks.
It is incredible what a little paint can do. Just by changing a colour, you can make a home feel bigger, cozier and even more inviting for the fraction of what a renovation will cost. Don’t be afraid to go bold. You want your house to stand out amongst your neighbours, so when people walk or drive by, they will stop and stare.
One of the easiest ways to improve the look of your house is to have the window cleaned. You can either do it yourself, or you can call a professional to clean them. They are usually very reasonably priced and offer free estimates. Clean windows allow natural light to shine through and brighten your house. It also gives a great impression amongst home buyers, showing them you took care of the property.
Little things shouldn’t be overlooked when putting your house on the market. It’s nice to spend money and upgrade the look of your house, but why spend an arm and a leg when you don’t have to? Minor improvements go a long way when selling a home.