DIY 7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Curb Appeal

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DIY 7 Easy Ways To Improve Your Curb Appeal

DIY easy to do ways to improve your curb appeal can help make all the difference in how quickly your home sells and why kind of offers you get on it. First of all people are going to see your photos all over the internet so you want to make sure that your home looks really good from the outside, and secondly the front of your home is going to be the first impression to any buyer who is looking to see if they want to place an offer, so it needs to make a good impression. To begin you are going to want to check out this advice from real estate agents all over the US to get a good idea of how to spruce up your home quickly and with very little cost so that your home is looking better and ready to sell.

#1 Paint Or Replace Your Front Door

RisMedia has a fantastic blog that outlines some great ideas for improving your curb appeal. My favorite piece of advice is to paint or replace your front door! The front door of a home often has a lot of wear and tear and you want to make sure you are giving a good impression when someone comes to your home whether or not you are planning on selling it. Try adding a coat of paint, sanding down and polishing the wood, or replace the door with a new one to improve your curb appeal.

#2 Clean And Repair Your Roof

This is a very simple and extremely low cost way of improving your curb appeal. Take a hose and a brush and go up onto your roof and clean it off! Anita Clark outlines roof safety and gives some more in depth instructions on how to clean your roof under different weather conditions. Make sure to exercise caution when you are on the roof or hire someone to do it for you if you cannot do it safely by yourself.

#3 Add Better Lighting And Decorations To Your Porch

Then there is the more obvious clean the garbage out of your yard, pull the weeds, mow the lawn yada, yada, yada! Once you have completed that add some new light bulbs to your porch and decorate a little to spruce it up! Deborah Rhodes has written a wonderful article that can help you complete this task.

#4 Make Sure The Property Is Safe

Inlanta mortgage makes a good point...make sure your property is safe and accessible for anyone trying to come take a look or even just for your friends and family who visit! Add handrails and lights and remove debris including leaves, snow, branches, children's toys, etc.

#5 Plant Flowers In Your Front Yard

The best thing you can do to really make your home stand out is to go get some pretty flowers and plant them. They are very inexpensive and you can do it in a few hours. This will naturally decorate your yard while making it seem like it is worth more money. Janis Borgueta has written a beautiful blog that has a picture of an old wheel barrel with flowers planted in such a way that it looks amazing.

#6 Trim Bushes And Trees

Take my advice on this one...elbow grease is free and worth a million! Trim the bushes and trees, rake the yard, pamper your home! Take a power washer and hose the home down and clean the windows! This can severely alter the way your home looks and give you a boost of positive energy in the process. Karen Highland does a great job of breaking it down and helping you get started!

#7 Clean The Gutters

Sounds silly but often times the gutters get overlooked and can look terrible, cause your home to have a nasty smell, and can even do damage to the structure. Taking the time to clean the gutters, as Bill Gassett suggests, will not only improve your curb appeal but could also save your home from costly damages and get you better offers if you are selling your home.