The first impression anyone will ever have of your home is its curb appeal. How your home looks driving up and approaching the front door will set the standard for how they expect it to look inside. I always recommend walking to the curb and then taking a good look at the outside of your home to get a better idea of what other people are seeing when they arrive.
There are many ways you can improve the curb appeal of your home. In these six posts, I outline several curb appeal tips for increasing the value and creating a better first impression, whether you are living there long-term or planning to sell.
5 Best Curb Appeal Tips
As a buyer waits at the front door, they will have time to admire everything in the entryway: the door, the house numbers, the front steps, the light fixtures, the garden. The quality of these features reflects the owner and what to expect inside the house. Curb appeal can be key to a successful sale. With that in mind, here are some of the best tips for maximizing curb appeal.
Fresh Ideas for Your Front Entryway
Your front entryway is one of the most important areas of a home because it provides the first impression guests will see. This simple space sets the tone for your entire home. As a big part of your curb appeal, you want to make sure reflects the image you want to put forth and sends a warm welcome to your guests. To inspire you, here are 10 fresh ideas for your front entryway.
Making the Most of Your House Numbers
Eye-catching house numbers are a quick and easy way to spruce up your curb appeal. If you are staging a home for sale, updating your house numbers can be a simple way to jazz up your curb appeal, especially if they have been worn or damaged by the elements over time. Here are 10 ideas for adding some style to your house numbers.
Stylish Mailboxes That Will Improve Curb Appeal
The mailbox is an important feature in your front yard that can make a difference in your curb appeal. If it looks dingy or worn out, guests or buyers will notice. A stylish, clean mailbox will say something about the home and the way its taken care of, so it’s smart not to overlook this feature. Here are some ideas for a variety of mailboxes, from DIY renovations to seasonal decor.
How to Make Your Home Look More Expensive with Uplighting
One of my favorite tricks to expensive-looking curb appeal is uplighting. Uplighting creates a stunning effect that adds drama and ambiance, and generally give the property a more luxurious appeal. Take a look how to take advantage of this trick to make your home instantly look more expensive.
Spice Up Your Curb Appeal with Colorful Shutters
Shutters are a great architectural detail that go a long way in accenting a home’s exterior. Choosing the right color for them can make your home stand out from the rest and give it that distinct personality you may be looking for. These ten homes went outside the box and chose colorful shutters that gave the home life. It’s hard not to be inspired.
I hope these tips help you make the most of your curb appeal. You can learn more about improving your curb appeal in my book, Stageology: How to Stage to Sell.