5 Ways to Increase SWFL Curb Appeal
One aspect of staging a house to sell that is often overlooked is increasing its curb appeal. What does that mean? Curb appeal is just another way to say “how attractive your house looks from the road.” Features such as landscaping, the front entrance, and the quality of the paint or siding are major factors in determining a home’s curb appeal.
If you’re getting ready to sell your home, you’re probably already working on the interior to make it as attractive as possible. But what about the outside? There are lots of ways you can spruce up the exterior of your house, even if your budget is tight.
Boosting Curb Appeal on a Budget
Increasing the attractiveness of your home’s exterior doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here some simple, inexpensive ways to give your home a bit of a facelift.
Paint the trim: Yes, a simple paint job can make a world of difference! A fresh coat on the front door, the shutters, and the window frames (assuming they’re wood, not vinyl) will spruce up the entire façade. Choose a bold color that will coordinate with the color of the house but will make your home stand out from others on the street.
Add some planters: Whether your thumbs are green or black, some planters on the front porch or even window boxes with brightly colored flowers will really make your house pop. It doesn’t need to be anything fancy; you’ll most likely be able to find some marked-down planters at your local garden store as well as some inexpensive annuals like pansies, marigolds, or daisies. Luckily, here in SWFL we can plant flowers almost any time of year!
Fix up the front walk: You don’t have to tear out a worn-out pathway; concrete resurfacers can work wonders and won’t break the bank. While you’re at it, pull out any weeds from driveway and the front walk and put down some weed killer so they don’t come back.
Replace the exterior lighting: Is your house still sporting the original light fixtures that the builders put on? Chances are they’re pretty worn out by now. New fixtures can be found at low prices at the hardware store and are easy to install.
Install new house numbers: Unique, eye-catching numbers will not only make your home easier for house-hunters to find, but are also a great and easy way to update your front entrance. If you go for metal numbers, make sure they match the hardware on the front door.
The Link Team Knows What Makes SWFL Houses Attractive
Thinking about putting your house on the market? The Link Team knows what buyers are looking for and can help you make your home as attractive as possible. To get the ball rolling, just get in touch through our website or call (239) 357-5058. We’re happy to meet with you and discuss options for sprucing up your home’s curb appeal!