If you are a homeowner, then you have value in your property. Even if you’re still paying off that mortgage loan, your home can put money into your pocket in the form of an equity loan. Of course, if you are planning to sell your house, then you could earn a decent profit depending on the circumstances. The best way to bolster your chances for an increased home value is to improve your curb appeal. This is the first impression your home would make on a potential buyer or appraiser. For a little investment up front, you can literally transform your home. Here are some tips for improving your curb appeal:
Step #1: Wash the House
The best approach to improving curb appeal is to repaint your house. That can be a very expensive proposition. Instead, try a good power scrubbing first. You can buy decent attachments for your garden hose that will let you power wash your home and windows. While you’re at it, make sure the rain gutters and roof are clean, too!
Step #2: Paint Your Front Door
You might not be able to paint your entire home but you can certainly paint your front door for very little cost. You’ll be amazed at how a fresh coat of paint there can pull focus and make everything else seem brighter. Don’t be afraid of bold color choices, either!
Step #3: Bring In the Flowers
Obviously, landscaping is a big consideration when evaluating a home’s curb appeal. Start with the lawn. If you have good grass growing, then leave it alone. Just keep it trimmed. However, if it costs a small fortune to keep your grass watered, then you might consider artificial lawn. It’s not as ugly as you might think. In fact, it could even fool you.
Next, bring in the flowers. You’ll want to look for low maintenance plants that take little care. Ask your local garden nursery for the best recommendations for your area. If you don’t want to dig, then bring in planters with flowers already in bloom. Those just takes a little watering to keep them growing.
Step #4: Clear the Clutter
Go across the street and look at your home. What is the outside of your home telling that person about the inside of your home? If there is a lot of clutter in your yard, then you’re telling the world you’re either too busy to clean up or you don’t care. In either scenario, that would reflect on the rest of your home maintenance.
Clearing the clutter means removing anything Mother Nature might have dropped in your yard such as leaves, branches and weed overgrowth. Or anything you brought in like auto parts, faded lawn statues and old porch furniture. Good news is that help is standing by. One call to Junk Works can get your yard clear of all kinds of debris. The two-man team sent to your property won’t be afraid to get their hands dirty if it means helping you remove all that rubbish. Your curb appeal improvement project just got easier thanks to Junk Works.