First impressions matter. The initial reaction you have when encountering a new place is enduring – for better or for worse. Like it or not, it’s human nature for what’s on the outside to influence what we think about what’s on the inside. This dynamic is even more evident while searching for a new home. A potential buyer could easily fall in love with the interior of your home, especially if it suited their unique needs. However, if the outside of your home isn’t up to par, the chance they’ll even look at your home, let alone buy it, will decrease.
If your home’s exterior is getting lackluster reviews, don’t throw in the towel just yet! Assuming you aren’t dealing with major structural concerns, there are so many simple ways to increase the curb appeal of your home and summer is the best time to take action! Take a look at these six easy projects that will transform your home’s first impression from drab to fab.
Change-up the Front Door
Try adding a fresh coat of paint, a bold pop of color, or buy a new door with a more interesting design to mix things up. A brightly colored front door is eye-catching. Plus, it makes a great focal point for your home!
Give Your Address a New Look
If your house numbers are starting to look dated or are hard to read, it may be time for an update! House numbers come in a wide variety of styles now and you can always look to Pinterest for a little inspiration. The best part? Replacing them is as easy as picking out a new set at the local hardware store.
Plant New Landscaping
Never underestimate what the look and smell of fresh flowers can do for a home’s curb appeal. Investing in beautiful landscaping will add lasting value to your home that future buyers are sure to appreciate.
Power Wash and Restain Your Siding, Fence, or Deck
Any outdoor wood on your home should be washed, sealed, and re-stained every 2-4 years to maintain its life. Plus, a good wash truly can make a world of difference in your home’s appearance!
Upgrade Your Mailbox
A new mailbox isn’t a make or break home feature, but a newer or more unique looking mailbox can help add to the overall feel of your home’s exterior. It says that you take the time to consider the little details that make up your home!
Fix Any Problem Areas
You know those home maintenance issues that have been on your weekend project list for ages? Yep, it’s time knock them off! Anything that’s noticeably broken or in disrepair sends your home’s curb appeal plummeting. With that in mind, summer is the perfect time to get cracking on that broken gutter, missing brick, or aging asphalt.