Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

Improving the Curb Appeal of Your Home in 4 Easy Steps

The following contribution is from another author.

If you’re trying to sell your house, chances are you’re trying hard to stand out in an extremely crowded marketplace. But one of the top things you can do to improve your chances of selling your house at a decent price is revamping the outside of it to create more curb appeal. This means improving the outside of it to attract potential buyers. Here are some easy and cheap tips on what you can do to improve your curb appeal…

Paint Everything

First of all, it’s time to get painting. A lot of the time we don’t realize how dingy our own homes have become, so it’s a great idea to make sure that it’s looking spruced up. If the paint on your front door is old, cracked and peeling, it’s a great idea to strip it off and repaint it – go with a bright but neutral color. Although buttercup yellow might appeal to you, red or blue are safer bets, or you could always go for shiny black or pristine white. Likewise, you could whitewash the outer walls of your house, and repaint your mailbox and window frames. 

Fix Your Roof

It’s very important to make sure that your roof is in great condition for a number of reasons. First of all, let’s face it: a roof with missing tiles and slates doesn’t look great. It can make your house look sloppy, and it may make potential buyers feel that you aren’t bothering to take care of the inside if the outside looks like that. Secondly, remember that if there are leaks in your roof, your house could potentially flood, leading to a huge amount of damage that could ruin precious possessions and require a vast sum of money to repair. It can be dangerous to fix your own roof – you may not be as great with heights as you would like to think! – so contact a roofing company to fix it up for you.

Tidy Up Your Path

Something that people find really appealing about the front of a house is an easy pathway to the front door. Make sure that yours isn’t overgrown, and get in an expert to fix any paving slabs that may be uneven or a trip hazard. If it looks grubby, then why not hire a power washer to clean it? You’ll be amazed at how intense the results are. It might just be a good idea to clean off your driveway too.

Get Green-Fingered

Finally, it’s time to get green-fingered. You may not be great at gardening, and that is absolutely okay. But it’s definitely within your means to make sure that your lawn is mown and freshly trimmed. If it’s the summer and everything is parched, pull out your sprinkler to make the grass look green and fresh. You don’t have to add a vast amount of plants – instead buy some pots and plant some brightly colored flowers there that will make the front of your house look a whole lot more cheerful.

Making your house appeal to sellers isn’t so hard – these steps will ensure your house is snapped up in no time!


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).