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If you are looking to sell your home, you may need to give the outside of your house a serious makeover. The outside of your house is the first impression a buyer will have about your property, and sprucing it up can make a huge impact on the value of your home. At the Talon’s Group, we want you to get the best offer for your home. If you are looking to add value to your home, or just looking to renovate your house for your own personal use, there are some easy changes you can make to your house to give it a fresh, new look. Here are our tips to giving your home the ultimate curb appeal.
Add Porch Furniture
Spruce up your porch with your own personal touch. Adding furniture not only makes your home look more inviting, it also allows you to add your own style to the outside of your house. You can keep things neutral with a classic look, or add pops of color for a bohemian look. No matter what you choose, adding furniture will make your porch look more comfy and inviting. For even more flare, add curtains to your porch that you can close for extra privacy.
Pick Your Plants
Well-groomed yards and gardens are the easiest way to give your home curb appeal. According to the National Association of Realtors’ 2018 Remodeling Impact Report Standard, adding landscaping to your home is estimated to return 267% of the cost of investment. If you do not want to commit to gardening or landscaping, you can add a few plants to liven up your house. Install flower boxes on your windows to give some new life to your home. Add potted plants on your porch or on either side of your front door. This will draw the eye and give your home a more vibrant look. You could also plant trees to give your front lawn more texture and then watch it grow as your family does.
Front Door Makeover
Your front door is the focal point of the outside of your home. Changing your door can create a whole new look for your house. If you do not want to replace the whole door, you can add your style with a fresh coat of paint. You could choose a fun pop of color like yellow, or something more classic and sleek like white. Either way, a new front door can make your place look like a completely different house. There are other ways you can spruce up your front door by looking for things like interesting door knockers or a new doorknob. Add a simple wreath or door accessory to make your door stand out even more. These small changes can make a huge difference just by adding your personal style and making your home more unique.
Adding shutters around your windows is an easy project that makes a big difference. By adding wooden, colorful, or modern shutters, you can change the look of your home. If you already have shutters, just throw a fresh coat of paint onto them to give your house a clean, fresh look. Shutters will not only accent your home, but make the front of your house look more put together.
The more fixtures you have, the more appealing your home will look. If you do not have light fixtures around your front door or on your front porch, add some new, attractive lights. These will allow your house to look beautiful no matter what time of day it is. If you already have lights, look into updating them. For a porch light, you could add a hanging light fixture or even a mini chandelier. For lights to accent your front door, look for simple and sleek lights that will make your porch look inviting. You can add other fixtures to the front of your house besides lights, like a porch swing, which is an easy way to add curb appeal to your home.
Clearing clutter from your front yard is the easiest way to make your home look nicer. Hide trash cans and air conditioners with fences or behind barrier walls. Make sure to put away unnecessary storage or clutter that may be left on your porch or around your garage. Keep cars, bikes, and other transportation neatly in their own designated spots, whether that is in the garage, carport, or driveway, as long as it’s out of sight it will make your home look more tidy. The cleaner your home looks from the outside, the more attractive it will look from a street view.
According to the National Association of Realtors, 94% of realtors have suggested sellers improve their curb appeal before listing a home for sale. With a few of these simple changes, you can give your home the ultimate curb appeal, whether it’s for your own enjoyment or to raise the value of your home. At the Talon’s Group, we care for our clients like they are family. Our talented real estate agents will work with you to sell, rent, or buy your dream home. If you are interested in more information on how to increase the value of your home to sell it or on buying a new home, contact us today at (334) 758-6220.