Simple Ways To Up Your Curb Appeal

Posted by Gurpreet Ghatehora on Saturday, July 23rd, 2016 at 9:29pm.

urb appeal, or the look of your home from the edge of the property (or curb), is one of the most important parts of selling a home. It’s the first thing any potential buyers will see in real life, which is why you should make sure your home looks great for its big first impression. Here are a few simple tricks that you can use to up your home’s curb appeal, make it look a little better, and maybe even sell your home a little bit faster.

1. Knocker

If your home has some character, a knocker is a great way to introduce that character to someone before they even get in the door. Antique shops all over Edmonton, including the Antique Mall, are bound to have some cool knockers. With a little shine and care, you can add a distinctive look to your front door and really show off that your home has some genuine character.

2. Bright Doors

Speaking of the front door, another good way to catch people’s attention is to paint the door a tasteful yet distinctive colour. Deep blues and reds are popular and they are sure to make your home stand out. This is best to do if your home’s exterior is relatively new, however, since a freshly painted door can potentially highlight the peeling paint on the front of your house. But in the right circumstances, it can make an excellent first impression, and make directions a little bit easier. All you’ll have to say it, “It’s the one with the bright red door!”

3. Fencing

While a little more expensive than a knocker or coat of paint on a door, new fencing is a great idea for older properties. The fence between properties should be clean and well-maintained, but you can also spruce up your front door with decorative fencing. A short picket fence around the front lawn can turn a sprawling piece of grass into an adorable little garden, all with little more than some wood and nails.

4. Planters

Summer, spring, and early fall are popular home selling seasons, which means you can help your home look better with exterior plants. Planters let you put decorative plants wherever you want, from hanging on the porch to adorning the stairs leading up to the front door. They can not only make your home look better maintained, the pops of colour will stick in people’s minds. And the smell will make your home extra inviting.

Curb appeal is like the suit you wear to your job interview. It’s the first thing a potential buyer will see of you that isn’t simply on a piece of paper. If you wear something that’s a little worn, outdated, or simply worn out, you’ll probably not get the job. But if you take some extra time to think about your appearance, you can only help that first impression. When it comes to selling your home, make sure the curb appeal is there by using some of these simple tips. It could help you sell your home faster.

 

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