When you take pride in your home, it’s important that it looks good inside and out. By working to improve curb appeal, you can boost your home’s value and make the property more attractive to potential buyers.
1. Install a New Mailbox
If your mailbox is near the road, it’s one of the first things a potential buyer will notice. Spend an afternoon repainting an old mailbox or install a new one. Plant a flower bed at the base of the post. Add colorful flowers and mulch to help the plants retain moisture.
2. Improve Curb Appeal by Maintaining the Lawn
Keep the lawn trimmed and well-maintained. Have the mower blades sharpened at the beginning of the season. Sharp blades make a cleaner cut and won’t pull at the grass, damaging the roots.
Take care when cutting the grass that you don’t mow it too short, leaving it more susceptible to drought and heat. An ideal height for most types of grass is 2.5″ – 4″ tall. Water the lawn if your area isn’t getting rain. Weed the flower beds and add mulch to help protect plants from the heat.
3. Paint the Front Door
You can add a bit of color and improve curb appeal when you repaint the front door. Sand and prep the surface before painting with a color that complements the style of your home. The door will look like new and your house will be more welcoming.
4. Add Lighting to Improve Curb Appeal
Because a potential buyer might drive by the property any time of day, make sure the front of your home is well lit. Wash the globes of the light fixtures on the porch. Install solar-powered lights to line the driveway or walkways. Hang attractive string lights on the porch or in the gazebo if it can be seen from the road.