If you are planning on selling your home, you might be looking for some simple yet efficient ways to increase its value before putting it on the market. Investing in your house's curb appeal is a great place to start. Not only affecting the way your home is perceived in its neighbourhood, a good exterior also helps to increase your home's visual appeal, attract potential buyers, and significantly impact the house's selling price.
To that end, here are some ways you could increase the value of your home with modern exterior upgrades as well:
Choose an impactful colour
Buildings painted in darker colours are often thought to be “heavier” and sturdier than their lighter counterparts. Although this is just a subjective perception, and not a real assumption, it does help when looking for simple and affordable ways to increase the appeal of your home. Painting the exterior of your house black or any other darker colour might help to make your home appear more grounded and more attractive to buyers. In case such a bold colour seems like too much for you, even choosing darker windows, painting the garage doors, or simply placing black planters in front of your home could achieve a similar effect.
Reconsider your roof
Replacing your home's roof shingles is quite an expensive upgrade, which is why it's advised to consider it only if your roof already needs replacing, or if you have a larger budget that could handle such an improvement. However, replacing the shingles is a great upgrade, helping to add richness and thickness to your roof, and increase the overall value of your home. Similar to the house's paint, darker roof shingles are also preferred among buyers. They beautifully contrast and elevate lighter homes, while also helping to hide any markings or discolouration for longer periods of time than lighter shingles.
Invest in good fencing
Installing a high-quality fence is another easy way to improve the value of your home that will also add to the visual appeal, as well as the overall safety, thus helping to attract buyers. When selecting a fence, it's best to consider the security and privacy aspects, as well as the style and design of your home, in order to find the best option. Whether you select a colour-bond, tubular, or rural fence, just make sure to choose a professional and reliable fencing supplier to take care of your fencing needs. Such experts will be able to offer quality products, prompt delivery, as well as quick installation, allowing you to effortlessly upgrade your home.
Replace the front door
Another simple way to improve the curb appeal of your home is to rethink your front door. It's one of the first things a potential buyer sees and walks through when looking at your home, meaning it leaves an important first impression. What's more, a good front door also impacts your home's value, as well as the perceived safety and security, which is why it pays to spend some time on it. For example, you could give your front door a fresh coat of paint, switch out your hardware for a quick improvement, or even entirely replace the door with a more durable, higher-quality alternative.
Select the right lighting
Lighting is truly the best way to improve the overall atmosphere in your home, as well as your outdoor areas. While this might be an aspect that is only visible in the evening, good lighting can easily elevate the mood as well as the value of your home. To that end, you might want to consider including soft lights to highlight any attractive architectural features, adding ground lights for illuminating high bushes and trees, and choosing porch lights to emit a welcoming glow. Similarly, adding a light near the address or number sign of your home could also be beneficial for potential buyers.
Take care of landscaping
The house itself isn't the only important aspect; improving the landscaping of your home could also add to its value, as well as its visual appeal. As most homeowners tend to prefer low-maintenance yards and gardens, it's best to keep the landscaping as neat and simple as possible. This means regularly mowing, watering, and fertilizing your lawn in an effort to maintain its health and vibrancy. When it comes to plants, hearty perennials like hostas and day-lilies are great low-maintenance options. Similarly, pull weeds, mulch, and trim hedges around the garden could also create a simple and effortless look.
The exterior of your home is just like putting your best foot forward. As long as you adhere to the helpful advice mentioned above, you can easily increase the value of your home with modern external features, and it might even help to attract prospective buyers.
About the PublisherBo Kauffmann is a residential real estate agent with over 18 yrs experience in helping buyers and sellers achieve their goals. Inducted into the REMAX Hall of Fame in 2010 and receiving the REMAX Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019, Bo has sold over 500 houses and condos in the Greater Winnipeg market. He is an accredited buyer representative (A.B.R.) and a Luxury Home Marketing Specialist. Bo provides exceptional service to First-Time Home-Buyers, Seniors looking to downsize and Home Sellers of all ages. He can be reached easily By E-Mail or call/text him Call/Text Here
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