Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression that strikes potential homebuyers, but there’s no need to spend a fortune on improvements. Here are three affordable ways to make a dramatic difference on a budget.
Paint your shutters, trim or doors
A gallon of exterior paint will run you less than $100. By simply painting accents like the shutters, trim or front door you can bring your home back to life and add some brightness, making your home stand out. Bold colors work great for this, but make sure the color also works with other exterior areas of the home, such as the garage.
Upgrade your mailbox
Whether your mailbox is at the road or mounted on your doorstep, adding a new one is another great way to freshen up your home. Mailboxes are rather inexpensive, and you can generally buy one between $10 and $100. When you install your new mailbox, make sure you follow all the requirements of the United States Post Office.
Upgrade hardware and replace light fixtures
When enhancing the exterior of your home, it is important not to overlook the simple things such as replacing rusty hardware or faded house numbers. Look for house numbers that are rustproof or made of stainless steel, and try to match their finish and style with the exterior of your home.
When considering light fixtures, take into account their style as well as functionality. You want your light fixtures to adequately light up your entryway, and make it safer. To save time with installation, look for light fixtures that have the same mounting system as your current ones.
When selling your home, you want it to stand out and get noticed. By adding curb appeal, you’ll definitely make a significant impact on potential homebuyers and, done right, it can be enough to make them stop and stare in awe.