How To Get The Best Curb Appeal
Be The Envy Of The Neighborhood!
First impressions are everything – at least when it comes to selling your home. According to the National Association of Realtors, 63 percent of homebuyers will drop by after viewing a home they like online. What will they see? The home’s exterior – including the front entry, yard, driveway and sidewalk — should serve as a snapshot of what’s to come when potential buyers enter your home.
A Welcoming Walk
Winding through garden beds or going straight to the street, a brick or stone path can make the stroll to your door look and feel like an event.
This adds vibrant color and multilevel focal points that create a winning first impression of your home from the sidewalk.
A Covered Entry
Play up a cozy portico or expansive wraparound porch; the shelter can act like an architectural embrace.
Keep clapboards, shingles, or masonry sheathing in top condition to add color, texture, and polish to your home’s exterior.
Whether wood shakes, standing-seam steel, or asphalt shingles, make sure your roof is well kept and matches the style of the house.
Grab attention with shutters and flower boxes around windows, and with sidelights, a transom, or a new finish for your door.
Add Some Polish
Paint is only about $25 per gallon, and painting the front door, trim and shutters is a great way to polish the look of your home. Other inexpensive fix-ups: a new mailbox (research your city’s regulations to make sure you’re up to code first), a new porch light fixture and a cheery new welcome mat.
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