Spring is here! And that means it’s the perfect time to give a little TLC to your home’s exterior. If you’re planning to sell this year, a little bit of elbow grease and cash can pay off big time. Buyers love properties that look nice inside and out, and a good first impression can make them want your home all that much more.
Try these three tips to give your outdoor space a new life for spring.
1. Spiff up your porch or patio Your porch or patio is like the face of your home, so you want to make it look pretty. First, fix anything that’s broken or looks a little worn down. Take care of any chipped paint, dirty cement, or dying plants before you jump into decor. Once that’s done, add in some fun details like a trendy entry rug, a cute cafe set, or a new planter with happy flowers.
2. Make your entrance special Your entryway makes an impression—so spend a little time to ensure it makes the right one! If your door has seen better days, give it a fresh coat of paint. Make sure to keep the paint color a buyer-friendly neutral if you’re looking to sell in the near future.
Light the way to an offer by updating or adding exterior lights to your entrance to enhance the overall look of your entry. New house numbers can also add a fresh feel to your home. If you love your current house numbers, give them a good scrub and a fresh coat of paint to give them a new life.
3. It’s the little things Buyers love homes with lots of light, so make your windows look larger by painting the trim white. Got shutters? Paint them a contrasting color to make them pop against your exterior. And if you have mulch in your yard, add fresh mulch. New mulch makes your home look newer and well cared for, which is exactly what high-paying buyers look for.
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and try these tips to freshen up your curb appeal.