Curb appeal is such a catchy word nowadays, it seems like every real estate agent and home ownership show on TV is throwing those words around like they’re nothing. But they do mean something, especially if you plan on getting a full return on investment or ROI on your home. Regardless of if you decide to place your home on the market, or enjoy it for years to come, enriching your home’s outward appearance can give the impression that the inside is just as inviting and cared for.
While repairing the roof and painting the entire house and adding extra this or that may seem like a good idea, huge projects are expensive and may not be necessary. Curb appeal can be as simple as adding splashes of color to your front porch. Here are Four Simple Ways to Improve Curb Appeal, from the home experts at Freedom Home Warranty.
Invest in Cool House Numbers
Whether your house numbers are old fashioned or just plain drab, upgrading your address to reflect your personal style will set your home apart from others on the market and neighborhood. If the numbers on the house itself don’t need an update, consider making your mailbox a project.
We loved what Bridget did to her house numbers, visit her blog, The DIY Playbook, for a detailed how-to!
Add Plants and Seating to Front Porch
Don’t be afraid to add a splash of color with some living plants. Plant a variety of purple pansies, bright magenta Fuchsia and scarlet or yellow Begonias in a large pot partially in the shade. The lovely porch planters’ blooms will rival just about anything else on the porch.
Seating is an important element to make any space more livable and inviting. Adding a seating element to your porch boosts instant curb appeal. There’s plenty of DIY bench and seat ideas here.
Make a Bold Statement with Lights
It’s no secret that lighting, and brightness in general drive the sales of homes. But that’s not just a tip for the interior! While holiday lighting left up year round is such a faux pas, creative placing of outdoor lighting not limited to the home itself is a great way to brighten up the lawn and even the porch.
Consider adding rope lights to the steps or walkways to brighten up the path, or lighting.
Upgrade the Front Door
The door to your home can be seen in many ways as the passage to the soul. Anything from a simple decorative, seasonal wreath to biting the bullet and painting the door bright red will make a fantastic first impression.
Don’t want to paint the door but still want curb appeal? Adding a nice touch of a vinyl sticker or simply washing the front door will make a big difference.
June is one of the best times of year to sell a home for many reasons. The pleasant weather, longer light and happy summer vibes can be used to your advantage, especially when sprucing up the view from the street. After you line up Freedom Home Warranty FREE Seller’s Coverage with us, check out our PINTEREST to get inspired and find even more ideas on adding curb appeal to your home.