When it comes to real estate, first impressions matter: It's called curb appeal.
Curb appeal is something we hear about a lot in the renovation industry because it is crucial to your home’s overall feeling and aesthetics.
Even if the interiors are stunning, a house that lacks curb appeal will feel unwelcoming to guests and potential buyers. Having a clean, polished exterior can go a long way in impressing guests before they ever step foot inside your home.
The added visual value from an exterior renovation can be just the lift your home needs to upgrade its look. A few quick, inexpensive changes to your home's exterior could go a long way.
Fix the Facade
Renovating the entire house exteriors sounds like an expensive and immense project, but it is actually one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home's value
A slick coat of paint will refresh and improve the curb appeal of exteriors, whether you’re planning to sell or not. Incorporating stone and wood will level up the design and keep it up do date.
Add a Deck
Wooden decks are a major selling point. Even if you don’t plan on selling your house, it indicates that outdoor lounging areas add value to the everyday use of your home. The great thing about a deck is that it gives you functional outdoor living space. A deck is a perfect spot for grilling, sunbathing and entertaining.
Decks are completely customizable: consider installing an attached or detached wood deck to enjoy your outdoors and add an extra living space to your house.
Another good reason to install a deck is that it replaces some of your lawn, saving you time in landscaping maintenance.
While making cosmetic changes to the front of your house, upgrading your front door and garage door are small projects that make a big impact.
A front door painted in a bold color gives a fresh, updated look. Installing a new door or painting it with a vivid color exude the sense that your home is well-maintained and on-trend.
Give shabby garage doors a facelift by replacing it, or adding a door skin.
Embellishing garage doors with decorative hardware like hinges, lift handles or door knockers is also a small investment that makes a big difference.
Uplight Parts of the Yard or House
Outdoor lighting deters burglars and creates a magical ambiance in your yard.
Exterior lights are worth a little extra investment since they instantly upgrade the look of your home. It can highlight design elements or make an area appear larger.
Lighting curb appeal ideas include path lights, step lights, lanterns, and downlights.
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