How To Up The Curb Appeal Of Your Home

Your home’s exterior plays an important role. Not only does it protect you and your belongings from the elements, but it is also what gives passersby a glimpse into its beauty and personality. Your home’s curb appeal is a lasting impression, so you need to make it a good one. 

Below, we divulge several ways to repair and upgrade your home’s curb appeal, so it makes a great impression and ups your home’s value. 

Sidewalks and Pathways

The inside of your home may be immaculate, but if the pathways and sidewalks leading up to it are in disrepair, it could signal safety concerns and negative feelings. 

Broken, cracked, and uneven concrete is a major concern and should be dealt with as soon as possible. This is especially true if you’re planning to sell your home as it could turn buyers off before they even set foot inside your home. 

The Front Door

The front door of your home should invite people in. While it’s not necessary to paint the front door, doing so can make the front of your home look clean and bright. Take care when choosing a color, however, as some cultures paint front doors to signify certain traits or beliefs.

For example, a blue door is thought to keep evil spirits at bay, while a yellow door was the mark of traitors and criminals in Loth Century France. Be sure to check with your HOA to make sure there are no restrictions when painting your front door. 

The Front Porch

If your home’s front porch sags or looks shabby in any way, get it repaired sooner rather than later. Even if there are no foundation issues, a sagging porch may have others thinking there are, which can be a turnoff if you’re selling your home. 

Exterior Lighting

Your home’s exterior lighting not only invites guests in, but it’s also an added security measure that deters would-be criminals. If the outside of your home is well-lit, thieves and vandals will think twice about targeting your home. 

Make sure your home’s exterior lighting is working well. Replace old dim bulbs with bright ones, brush away cobwebs, and add light fixtures where shadows create ideal hiding spots for possible suspicious activity. 

The Siding

If your home has siding, invest in a power washer, and give it a good once over to clean and brighten its exterior. This is a cheap and easy way to give your home a fresh, new look. 

If your home doesn’t have siding but needs a fresh coat of paint, let the buyers worry about this task as they’ll enjoy choosing a color they like.

The Roof

It can cost anywhere from $6,000 to $10,000 to replace the roof on your home. This is a huge expense many sellers can’t afford. Of course, you’ll still need to make minor repairs to the roof if there are missing shingles or the like, so get in touch with a reputable roofer to have these issues addressed right away.