When a home has a high curb appeal, it demands a high price and normally takes very little time to sell. You don’t necessarily have to replace the vinyl siding with redwood but maintenance tasks that even you would like to live with. So, which projects add kerb appeal best? A dose of colour and maybe some spit and polish as well.
Wash The Face Of Your House
Before scraping any paint, it is best you wash the dirt, mildew and the general grunge in front of your home first. Washing the house alone can add a lot of value to it. With just a bucket of soapy water and a soft-bristled brush, you will remove all the dirt on your brick, stucco, metal, vinyl, fibre cement of wood siding. With a power washer, you can do a lot more. You can also wash the garage door.
Freshen Your Paint Job
This is advice you will get from the pros, and they will tell you to give your house exterior a great paint job. Buyers instantly note this and will value it. You can match the new paint with the old one to save and refrain from making a statement with colour; it might affect the sale negatively.
Regard The Roof
The condition of the roof is one of the major things buyers notice, and the appraisers assess. If the shingles are missing, curled or faded, it will devalue the home. You will look shabby if your neighbours have better roofs. You can try washing the roof as well instead of replacing it if nothing is wrong with it. Of course, you should call in professionals for this.
Make Your Yard Neat
A well-manicured lawn, pruned shrubs and fresh mulch will boost your home kerb appeal. You will need to replace overgrown bushes with some leafy plants or colourful annuals. Surround the trees or bushes with reddish brown or dark bark mulch because it will give a rich feeling to your yard. Pull the weeds and the invasive vines and out a crisp edge on the garden beds.
Add Some Colour
Color attracts and pleases the eyes, and you can enhance it by planting tulip border, which will bloom in the spring. You can plant a pansies flowerbed at the mailbox and place a brightly coloured bench on the porch. These colours might not add value, but they will add kerb appeal.
Glam The Mailbox
With an upscale mailbox, an address plaque or architectural house number, your house will stand out. You can re-vamp your mailbox if you don’t want to get a new one.
Fence Your Home
A picket fence with a garden gate framing the yard is bound to be an asset. Appraisers will give more value for this, and it will look great. If you do have a fence, make sure it is clean, and anything broken is replaced.
Some of the things that will look really bad from the kerb are hanging gutters, peeling paint and even loose bricks. These will drastically decrease your home value.