Your home’s outdoor appearance can have a huge impact on your image as a homeowner. It can affect your home’s resale value and play a huge role in compelling potential buyers who will view in your interior living spaces if you decide to sell your home.
Do you find your outdoor space to be dull, or the overall appeal questionable? Are you looking to create a more welcoming and attractive exterior? If so, here are a few ways to boost your home’s outdoor curb appeal.
1. Revamp Your Landscape
One of the ways to boost the outdoor appeal and create a welcoming atmosphere is to work on your landscaping. There are many ways to create a stunning landscape. Start by working on your lawn, ensuring it is mowed and weeded regularly. You can also plant a few seasonal flowers and shrubs to spruce up your front yard. If you have a lot of space, consider planting a garden or adding a few potted plants. If you don’t have an outdoor living space, consider adding one to your front or backyard.
2. Add Outdoor Lighting
While their main purpose is to add illumination at night, adding a few outdoor lighting fixtures can go a long way in boosting your home’s outdoor aesthetics. You can have several along the walkways, entryways, patio, and garage if you have one in your home. Wall-mounted options are also available, including motion-sensor options that help boost safety on your property.
3. Rethink Your Front Door
Entryways have a huge impact on your outdoor curb appeal. If your current front door is old, you can consider repainting, having it repaired, or getting a new one installed. Replacing the front door will also help boost your home’s security. “As long as the door frame is reasonably in tact, you can simply replace the door for a fairly reasonable price. UPVC and composite doors are widely available,” comments Ruban Selavanayagam of London (UK) homebuying firm Property Solvers.
4. Window Replacement
If your current windows are old and dilapidated, replacements can breathe new life into your outdoor curb appeal. Sometimes all you need is to replace broken glass panels and repaint the frames. However, you may want to consider window replacement if your current options don’t allow enough natural light and ventilation into your house. The new windows will improve comfort and energy efficiency in your home, not to mention enhancing its exterior beauty.
5. Consider Some Roofing Tweaks
If the roof of your home is rusted, dirty, or damaged, harboring mold, or filled with debris, it can severely impact the value of your home. Thankfully, professional roofers in your area can help you revamp your roof. Sometimes, all you need is to install new siding or get the gutters cleaned. On some occasions, the roof could be damaged, so a complete replacement is the best way to go.
The outdoor space is an essential element of home décor. If neglected, your home not only looks unappealing, but its resale value also suffers. Luckily, the few tips above can help enhance your home’s outdoor aesthetics while creating a more welcoming space.