Spring has officially sprung and right along with it - the spring housing market is in full swing. Whether you’re preparing to sell your home or you just want to clear out the cobwebs and freshen up the place, the outside is a great place to start. Your home’s curb appeal can greatly impact the first impressions of potential buyers, so it’s important to put a little TLC into it. We’ve put together a quick and simple guide to help you boost your home’s curb appeal and leave a lasting impression.
Work that green thumb - adding greenery and flower accents to the outside of your home will go along way to freshen up the look. You don’t need to spend a tonne to make a big impact. A few standing planters and flower boxes to accent key features like an entryway or windows will add a fresh inviting touch to any property. You can check out this great blog from Salisbury Greenhouse to get you started: How to Plant a Container Garden. Keeping up with your lawn care is also important so do your best to keep that grass mowed and weeds at bay.
Take some paint to the front door - Gone are the days of the boring white builder-grade front door. One of the easiest ways to give your home a dose of instant character is by painting the front door a funky colour. It’s easy enough to DIY this project and you’ll be left with a look that makes your home’s first impression last. Popular colours are red, yellow, navy, teal or even purple. Pick up some paint swatches today!
Spray it all down - Giving your home a good pressure wash will wash away all of the debris and dirt making it look sparkling clean almost effortlessly. If you don’t own a pressure washer you can rent one from most big box hardware stores.
Switch out that mailbox - Day after day your mailbox is beaten down by the elements and the constant wear and tear of retrieving mail and flyers - why not give it a facelift. Mailboxes can run you as little as $20 and having one in brand new condition, will go a long way to show people you care about maintaining your home.
Add some charm with decor - Front door wreaths are super popular right now, so step up your decor game and check out some options. Homesense sells some great ready made wreaths that will work perfectly to add an inviting touch of character, or if you have a bit of a crafty side try making your own. You can sign up for seasonal wreath making classes at your local Michaels or look up a few DIY tips on pinterest for a little inspiration.
Any effort you put into improving the curb appeal of your home will not only tell potential buyers and guests that you care about maintaining your property - it can greatly impact resale value, so roll up those sleeves, slap on some sunscreen and get out and enjoy this beautiful spring weather!
If you’re preparing to put your home on the market this spring - do consider reaching out. We love offering insight and expertise to help prepare and present your home in its best light.
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