One term which has really come to the forefront of the real estate market over the last few years is curb appeal.
By definition, this focusses on how a house looks from the outside. Some people just use it to make sure their house is the best on the neighborhood, but others know the immense pulling power that curb appeal has in a bid to sell a home more quickly.
Fortunately, this is one area of home improvement where you don’t have to invest a small fortune in getting right. There are some quick wins, which can be summarized as the following:
- Buy a bouquet of flowers
- Paint your fence
- Mow the lawn
- Question your window dressings
- Clean your windows
First and foremost, let’s talk about flowers. This page from Avas Flowers says everything you need to know about the potential impact of them – it can be significant. Avas Flowers have shown that simply placing a vase in the main front window of the house can really turn heads, and ultimately boost that curb appeal. It immediately shows that a home oozes freshness and for further inspiration, we’d recommend this Avas Flowers social media page.
Next on the list is the garden. In the simplest of terms, if you have a fence, paint it. You don’t necessarily need to change its color, but you just need to inject freshness. What if you don’t have a fence? The same rules apply to the walls of your house. Again, it’s all about making things feel ‘new’ again.
Staying on the topic of the exterior reaches of the property, let’s now turn to the lawn. One of the biggest curb appeal complaints is that the lawn isn’t mowed. It immediately sparks to everyone who passes by that the property is unkept, and that’s not the look we’re going for. The same applies to any flower beds and making sure they are completely weed-free.
Let’s now move onto the windows. Firstly, tackle the dressings. If you’ve got a pair of old curtains, they look even worse from the outside. Curtain fabrics are rarely double-sided, meaning that what you see on the inside isn’t necessarily going to be what someone walking past is going to look at. After a few years of wear and tear, the ugly effects are amplified. As such, freshen things up, buy a new pair (or turn to blinds), and you’ll notice the incredible curb appeal benefits in a flash.
Lastly, you need to actually see the window dressings. This is where merely cleaning your windows comes into the picture. It’s a simple task and allows those walking by to really see a home in its full glory.