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Easy ways to boost your curb appeal

 

Last updated 11/4/2021 at 1:52pm

Curb appeal is a house's first impression on potential buyers, and raising it can lead to higher offers.

Jane Kepley

Special to the Village News

Great curb appeal can make a big difference when selling a home. Not only can it make your property stand out from the competition, but it could also bring in higher offers.

An attractive house can also be a benefit even if you're aren't planning to sell right now. After all, who doesn't want to take pride in their home while keeping it in excellent condition?

Do you want to boost your home's curb appeal without spending a lot of time or money? Take a look at these budget-friendly ideas:

1. Freshen up your door. You don't have to replace your door to give it a makeover. Try a new coat of paint, new address numbers, upgraded hardware or even just a decorative welcome mat. A brassy kick plate can be nice, too.

2. Update your mailbox. Still stuck with that old aluminum mailbox up front? Upgrade to brick or another stylish look. You can also paint the old box a new color or replace the pole if it's rusted.

3. Make the porch more inviting. If your front porch looks a little bland, add a sitting area with chairs and a rug or install a bench swing. Potted plants and warm lighting also go a long way.

4. Clean up the exterior. Power-wash the brick and siding, give your shutters a new coat of paint, and fix any holes or stains on the driveway. You'd be surprised what a little deep cleaning can do.

5. Outline your garden. Add a new layer of mulch and install pavers around the outside of each garden area. They make the yard really pop – even without flowers or other foliage.

Planning to list your house soon? Just want to check in? Reach out today.

Reach out to Jane Kepley with CR Properties at 760-622-0204 or [email protected]

 

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