If you decide to put your house on the market, you may spend your time thinking how to make the interior rooms to look as inviting as possible. But while the inside is very important to the selling process, your exterior is just as important to making a great first impression. With a few simple DIY projects and a few easy updates, you can maximize your curb appeal for selling process.
Maintaining your yard is one of the first signs that youve taken good care your house. Leaving the grass uncut or overrun makes the property less attractive to any buyer. Spend some time cleaning up leaves, broken branches, and dead plants. Plant fresh flowers with lots of colors, trim the bushes and shrubs. Add mulch to your plant beds and remove the weeds. The yard is not the only place to think about adding some greenery. Think about adding window planter boxes. They add instant curb appeal and a new look to the front of your home.
Power washing is another easy project to do to help spruce up the exterior. Power wash the driveway, fences and siding. Wash the windows outside and the inside your home. Removing all the grime and dirt will keep everything looking new and give your house a little sparkle.
Inspect and repair window trim and broken screens. Scrape off any peeling paint and repaint as needed. Consider updating or repainting dull shutters or accent columns. Replace those old address plaques, mailboxes and mailbox posts. Add some new house numbers that have style.
The entrance way should make visitors feel comfortable and welcome. Inspect the entry way for concrete cracks or broken floor boards and repair as necessary. Think about adding a little color to the front door. Update the door knob, door knocker and kick plate. Purchase a new doormat with coordinating colors. A new inexpensive light fixture can make all of the difference.
There are always challenges to selling your house. Keep those potential buyers interested by doing these simple DIY projects. If you are looking for other ideas, take a look around at the other houses in your area. You will find there are many options out there. Just putting a little time and effort can really pay off and when it comes to the appearance of your home. That first impression can easily mean the difference between For Sale and Sold.