The exterior of your home is one of the very first things people notice when they visit. It’s what allows them to make their first impression, and you certainly don’t want them to develop a negative first impression because your home’s exterior is less than perfect. Whether you’re working with a big budget or a small one, with help or on your own, there are certain things you can do to help improve the exterior appearance of your home and possibly even the value of your home.
You needn’t worry about adding fancy trees or expensive flowers to your landscape. You need to keep the lawn trimmed, the weeds at bay, and you must make sure your home is clean and welcoming. Trim the hedges, keep the mulch or rocks in your flower beds looking good, and keep it tidy. This helps pull together the entire yard.
A Bold Front Door
If you really want to make a good first impression, considering a bold color for the front door is the way to go. You can go bright red, keep it a little more neutral with a lovely shade of blue, or even get really chic with a black front door. It’s also helpful if you work to keep the exterior paint bright and welcoming. If your home is in need of a new paint job, do that to help improve curb appeal. It’s a time-consuming job you can hire a professional to tackle or you can do it on your own.
Add Ambient Lighting
Not only is exterior lighting important for safety purposes, it’s also helpful when you want to add some appeal to your home. Standing light fixtures along the walkway or gorgeous lanterns affixed to the wall by the front door or by the garage door help keep your home looking just a little more elegant and welcoming than a tremendous lack of lighting.
The exterior of your home is the first impression your house makes, and it should be lovely. Not only so people visiting or simply driving by have something aesthetically pleasing to look at, but also to help it sell at some point. You want to add value to your home, and making sure it offers a good first impression is the first step toward making potential buyers think your house is more valuable from the start.