1. Give your front door a makeover.
Your front door, as the main entrance to your house, makes a statement about your entire property. It decides whether visitors or prospective customers will find it friendly and well-kept. First impressions do matter, according to Barbara Corcoran, an American real estate tycoon. She claims that consumers determine whether to buy a home in the first eight seconds of viewing. It’s not difficult to improve your front door. Weathered wood can be revived with fast refinishing. Metal polish can be used to remove rust and dusty spots from door fixtures, making an old door look brand new. You can also add color and character to your home with a fresh coat of paint.
2. Keep the windows clean.
Don’t have the funds to renovate the exterior of your home? Repainting the woodwork and windows would cost about £500 and will add value. Even cleaning dirty windows will make your home appear brighter and more welcoming.
3. Keep your route clean.
Keeping your pathways clean is one of the cheapest and quickest ways to improve your home’s curb appeal. A simple power wash will revitalize the path leading to your front door, removing dirt and stains. Getting rid of weeds and repairing any broken paving stones will not only make your route look better, but it will also make it safer when the winter ice returns. For those with pushchairs, wheelchairs, or small toddlers, having flat paths is necessary, so easy access can increase the number of potential buyers for your house.
4. Take care of your front yard
A well-kept front garden will make a house appear well-cared for, and in the eyes of buyers, a well-kept exterior equals a well-kept interior. Trimming back an overgrown garden doesn’t take much time, but it will greatly increase its appeal, as well as the value of your house. General maintenance is a good idea, but the more ambitious may want to think about landscaping projects. Please get rid of unwanted weeds early in the season before their roots grow too deep and spread across your garden.
When the weather is good, a beautiful garden will always attract more potential buyers. Beautiful landscaping will enhance the value of your home by up to 20%, so a few hours as an amateur Monty Don would be well worth your time. Hanging baskets and flowerpots on either side of the front door are also inexpensive fixes that make a difference. A fresh, appealing exterior will increase the value of your home by up to 10%.
5. Ensure the gutters and fences are in good working order.
If your gutters are dangling from their brackets, the gate is off its hinges, and your fences are broken, your home will lose value quickly. Investing a weekend in these projects will pay off big time, both in terms of attracting buyers whose unkempt exterior details might otherwise turn off and in terms of increasing the house’s value.
6. Trim shrubs and trees
Trees and bushes can give a property a sense of fullness, maturity, and majesty. However, these lovely additions to a landscape can become tangled and overgrown, detracting from the charm of a home. They will cast a shadow over sun-loving gardens and obscure views you want to highlight. If your trees and bushes have gotten out of hand, prune them or hire a professional to do it for you.
7. Add flowers and shrubs to your yard.
Plant shrubs for year-round garden greenery and accent color with seasonal flowers. The base of a house is one of its least appealing features. Plant flowering hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendrons, knockout roses, or large-leafed, flowering plants with a generous, leafy spread if your home’s foundation is noticeable. The best options, for this reason, are those that grow 3 to 4 feet tall and have a splash of color. They should be planted at least 2 feet away from the building—request recommendations from your nursery for plants that will grow in your area. If you don’t have enough room for a greenhouse, fill pots and containers with vibrant flowers. A container garden will enhance the appearance of the entire front of the building.
8. Provide intriguing info
Shiny new house numbers, a sleek front porch lamp, and a genius doorknocker can all add a touch of class. Consider a water feature, birdbath, or garden sculpture for your garden.
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