5 Things You Can Do To Enhance Your Home's Curb Appeal


When looking to sell your home, the first thing a potential buyer sees is the front of your home.

Curb appeal is so important, and can turn your house, into a desirable home!

Here are five easy things that you can do today to enhance your home's curb appeal:


1) Replace Exterior Hardware

Replacing your home's address numbers, mail box, and even door handles can upgrade the look of a house in a small but elegant and sleek manner.

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2) Update Your Landscaping

A lawn is often one of the first things potential buyers will see. It is important to make a good impression by starting with raking any unwanted leaves, and mowing the grass. If there are any bare or dead spots, you can fill them in with sod. If you have flower gardens, or areas with bark dust, replacing it with new bark dust can brighten up the surrounding area. If you have trees or bushes, manicuring them can help your curb appeal tremendously.

3) Swap-Out Old Light Fixtures

New light fixtures can take an outdated look, and turn it into a polished elegant finish. You can also check that all light bulbs are working properly, and give them a good cleaning. .

(You can purchase pictured light fixtures here: Restoration Hardware)

4) Cleaning Exterior Surfaces

Washing windows and dusting down door frames may seem small, but are a big improvement to a home. Power washing your house can take off layers of debris, mildew and moss that you didn’t even know was there. If power washing isn’t enough, a fresh layer of paint can immediately brighten up your home's curb appeal.

5) Washing the Driveway

Grease spots can be an unwelcoming sight. Power washing grease and debris from your driveway and surrounding walkways can create a welcoming environment for any guest.

Finally after all your hard work is done, be sure to stow away any unnecessary equipment so that your home can shine bright with its new beautiful curb appeal!