Let’s talk curb appeal and how it increases your home value!
Regardless of whether you’ve recently purchased a new home or whether you’re making some home improvements, there’s a million and one ways to upgrade your curb appeal and increase your home value! It doesn’t matter whether you live in Phoenix or a small town in the middle of nowhere, you always want your home to feel welcoming and up to date. This doesn’t have to be super expensive or over the top either.
-Updating the paint on the front door is always a good place to start. A fresh coat of paint can change the whole view. Don’t be afraid to choose a bold color either. I’ve fallen in love with yellow, red, and blue doors recently. It’s one of the first things I see when I look at a home. I feel like it really sets the tone and tells me what to expect. You may also want to consider how easy the color will get dirty as well. Don’t forget a doormat and an updated door knob too!
-Upgrade your mailbox. Replacing an outdated mailbox can really add to your curb appeal and it doesn’t have to be expensive at all. There’s a ton on the market so really take your time and decide which one fits your home the best. Don’t forget to include your house number too!
-Add some décor to your porch and door. Adding a wreath to the door or decorating your porch for the season/holiday really makes your home pop and feel inviting. These are also things that can be easily changed out as the season and holiday change and you don’t have to spend much to add a little décor.
-Update your shutters! If you’re shutters are outdated, make sure to breathe life into them. Sometimes you can clean the ones you have and add a fresh coat of paint, but sometimes they need to replaced all together.
-Adding a porch swing or outdoor furniture can go a long way! Not only does this provide you with somewhere to sit and enjoy the weather or read a book, but it also makes your home feel welcoming to others.
-Update your outdoor lighting. Indoor too, for that matter. I loved browsing for new exterior light fixtures. You’ll want lights that illuminate your entryway and make it safe. There’s a ton of styles on the market so it won’t be hard to find some to add to your home. Don’t forget flood lights, walkway lights, landscaping lights, etc.
-Declutter! I can’t say thing enough! I hate seeing yards that are piled high with clutter. Not only is it decreasing the value of your home, but it’s an eye sore too and surely won’t impress the neighbors. Sometimes less is more and you can learn all about that over at this website.
-Add some flowers! I can’t even begin to tell you how much of a difference flowers can make in your yard. You can use flower boxes along your windows, pots on your porch, or even go all out with a flowerbed. Add your own touch to it and brighten things up! If you’re not a big flower person, add some bushes or plant a new tree.
-Put the hose up. Put it in a decorative spot or use a water hose post. Simply get it off the ground.