Affordable Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

By: Coldwell Banker Four Seasons

Affordable Projects to Improve Curb Appeal

Tags: Savvy, Homeowner, Garden, Update, Appeal, Real Estate, Okanagan

If you are a savvy homeowner hoping to make good money on your home sale, you know that improving your home’s curb appeal will get you one step closer to your goal.

Lawn Maintenance –lug out the lawn mower, pull the weeds on a regular basis, rake leaves and remove any twigs.  Your grass is starting to grow fast which means you may have to cut it more than once a week. Keep in mind that when mowing, you are removing no more than 1/3 of the grass blade. This will keep your grass healthy.

Wash off Dirt – grab your garden hose, turn the nozzle to its strongest setting and use the water to blast dirt and debris off sidewalks, driveway and the exterior of your house. Often we are focused on cleaning the inside of our homes, we overlook the exterior but if we take the time to give it a thorough scrubbing, you’ll be amazed at the boost in curb appeal.

Remove Window Grime – use the garden hose to spray down windows. Use a squeegee on the windows while they are wet. If you don’t have a squeegee, use a rag…the one thing you don’t want is to let windows air dry as you will be left with streaks.  And while you are at it, might as well give the screens a thorough wash.

Update Light Fixtures – If your exterior light fixtures are out of date or have faded, instead of replacing; spray-paint. Make sure the breaker inside the electrical panel is shut off if you are removing the fixture. 

Make your door pop – whether it is painting your front door, adding potted plants to the porch or upgrading your house numbers – will quickly modernize the appearance of your entrance way.  You could even add a wreath to the door or change your mailbox. 

Giving your home a curb appeal boost doesn’t have to be time consuming and chances are, your home already has beautiful elements. By prioritizing the projects and putting in some effort, you will amaze yourself.