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10 Inexpensive Ways to Increase Your Curb Appeal

By March 5, 2015December 30th, 2021No Comments
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 Curb Appeal it is the first impression people have of a property. Curb appeal influences buyers by 76% whether they look at a house or not. Guess it is a big deal…

When you see a property that has impressive curb appeal you tend to look, and possibly stare because your eyes have fallen upon something impressive. The layout, hard landscapes, and combination of plantings will catch your eye. If you are a DIY type of person here are some inexpensive ways to increase your curb appeal without breaking the budget:

10 Inexpensive Ways to Increase your curb appeal:

1. Lawn Maintenance:

A lush green lawn is impressive. By maintaining the grass with regular mowing, fertilizing and keeping weeds down to a minimal can create a big impression. Also regular fertilizing and weeding increases your curb appeal as well.

2. Edge trimming:

The details matter. By edging your beds and giving them a crisp edge creates a clear deliniation of beds verses lawn. Adding fresh mulch to the beds will create a great front door the impression. The look will become one of a well-maintained property.

3. Annuals for lots of color

Adding annuals amongst perennials can create a big impression drawing the eye to the property. Some hard-working annuals to get a bang for your buck are zinnias, petunias, mums, coleus, dahlia, and marigolds to name a few.

4. Trimmed Trees and Shrubs

Trimmed trees and shrubs can have a big impact on the impression of a property. The foundation bushes  should be trimmed to have a clear view of the windows. Remove tree limbs that block the view of your home. Keeping everything manicured creates a feeling of a well-maintained property.

5. Meticulous Siding

If you have natural wood siding, maintain the paint by giving your house a fresh coat of paint every five to ten years. If you have vinyl siding or aluminum siding power wash it so that it is clean. Ensure the trim has no peeling paint on doors and windows.

6. Light Fixtures:

Well proportioned and stylish light fixtures enhance the house’s appearance. Outdated or too small light fixtures distract from the appeal of the house. Make sure the style of the light complements the architecture of the house.

7. Roof:

Maintain your roof, ensure all shingles are attached. If you have stains contact a professional to help you remove them.

8. Gutters:

Gutters keep the moisture off the siding of the house. Keep them clean and in good repair. If they are clogged with debris they can cause water damage to your roof. Simple yearly cleaning can go a long way in maintaining a good roof.

9. Sidewalks:

Your sidewalks are what lead guests into your home. This hardscaping adds architechtrual interest to the overall curb appeal. Ensure sidewalks are even and wide. If algae or mold has formed due to shaded areas, power wash and clean them on a regular baisis to give the stone a fresh new look.

10. Doors:

Amazingly enough a new front door can give you a large return on your investments. New garage doors are similar. Updating the doors can really update the look of a home and increase the curb appeal. Keep in mind that the door your welcoming to guests, keeping it in great shape helps make a great first impression.

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Karen GP

Author Karen GP

Karen GrayPlaisted is the principle owner of Design Solutions KGP. She is a graduate from Pace University and The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her marketing background and design sense are a perfect combination for home sellers. In the first year she began her staging business, she won the ‘Rising Star’ accolade from RESA, selected from all North American stagers, USA and Canada. In 2016 she won top Occupied Stager in the USA. Karen’s ability to educate and empower clients using simple solutions allows homeowners to transform their spaces with desirable affordable decadence.

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