Summer Home Improvement Projects That Boost Curb Appeal
By fiderioandsons Aug 3, 2015
If you are considering selling your house in the near future, it is wise to research home improvement projects that can increase your property’s value, while boosting curb appeal for potential buyers. Interior home remodeling projects are quite popular, though improving your home’s curb appeal is equally important.
There are numerous ways to improve your home’s exterior appearance, whether you are making simple upgrades or sculpting your home’s landscape. In this blog post we will discuss home improvements to boost curb appeal in a quick and affordable manner.
Front Door Magic
It’s easy to jazz up your home’s front entrance, with a new front door. If you aren’t too excited about spending money for a new entry door, try to paint your door an attractive color that complements your home’s color. For instance, if your house is white with black shutters, consider painting the front door red. It should only take a gallon of paint for you to finish your front door, which you can purchase for $25+ You can also add beautify to the front of your home by hanging a wreath or painting your house numbers. Potted plants can go a long way towards improving your home’s appeal.
Clean Your Home’s Siding | Replace Damaged Siding
Break out your garden house and spray your siding to blast dirt and debris off sidewalks, your driveway, and the front of your home. Pay attention while you are spraying your siding, since you do not want to get any water underneath your home’s siding. Sure, you could rent a power washer or hire power washing services for an additional cost, but it’s likely that you do not need to go through the trouble. Sometimes power washers can be too powerful and could damage siding. If you find that your siding is damaged while you are washing it, it may be time to upgrade your home’s siding.
Though it may be discouraging to pay for new siding, remember that when you upgrade, you are basically giving your home a facelift, making it look fresh, clean and well cared for.
This is especially important if your siding is an ugly color, or if it is cracked or falling apart. When potential buyers see a home with poor siding, they may assume that the homeowners have slacked on other important maintenance issues.
Make Your Windows Pop
Take an hour or two to make your ct windows sparkle. If you’re lucky enough, your home’s windows tilt out, making them easy to wash. Without tilt-out windows, you will need a friend or family members to steady a ladder while you do the work. Start by spraying outside windows with a garden hose to remove dirt and cobwebs; then, use a sponge with a small amount of vinegar/detergent diluted in warm water and rinse. If you need to wash your windows from the outside and your windows don’t tilt out, try using a long-handled brush.
After you have spent time and allocated your resources towards tackling the curb appeal aspect of your home improvement project, you can move on to more extensive home remodeling projects. With a little hard work, you could be selling your home in no time!
Fiderio & Sons
The advice provided is only meant to serve as a general guideline. Discuss specific needs with your CT home remodeling contractor because the best solution varies with each home. Our experts at Fiderio & Sons are offering a free consultation.