The sunshine, the breeze, and longer days make spring and summer great times for doing some improvements around your home. Especially if you are considering putting your home on the market, a few easy changes can make your home stand out from the rest. Looking for inspiration on how to increase your home’s curb appeal? Try these simple enhancements.
Spruce Up The Yard
Give your grass a little from TLC after the long winter by spreading fertilizer and overseeding to make those blades happy. Flowerbeds and shrubbery looking a little tired? Go to your local greenhouse and get some trees or bulbs. These are great investments for years to come, and will increase the curb appeal of your property. You can even consider adding rocks and outdoor lighted paths.
Replenish Or Replace The Front Door
The front door of any property sets the tone for the rest of the space, so ensure yours sends the right message by repainting or replacing old, rotting wood. Clear out the space around your door, including any garage entrances, and consider installing a fiberglass grand entrance that invites guests into the rest of the house.
Clean Out The Gutters
Despite its reputation as one of the most annoying home improvement jobs, keeping gutters clean is essential to retaining the value of your home over time. Proper drainage is one of the first things inspectors look for, and procrastinating on this can result in having to fully replace your system. If the idea of standing on a ladder with a broom frightens you, consider hiring a professional handyman to do the job.
Enliven The Sides And Backyard
Replacing your home’s siding and adding manufactured stone veneers can substantially increase the value of your home, not only aesthetically but pragmatically. Think of them like a winter coat that protects your home during the cooler months. Even if you aren’t going to fully replace your siding, a power wash can improve the overall look to potential buyers. And, if you have it in your backyard budget, consider building a deck or fire pit area where you can enjoy the warm summer nights.
Don’t Forget The Windows And Roof
The windows and roof of your home keep you safe, and are great places to add energy efficient features that bring your home into the 21st century while helping the planet. Adding solar panels to your roof will increase your home’s energy efficiency and may attract environmentally-conscious buyers. Replacing single-pane windows can cut down on cooling costs, also helping the planet in the process.
Increasing the value of your home is easy, whether you want to start small or go big. If you are considering a loan, or interested in refinancing your home, our experts are here to help you. Call Ed Currie today for a free consultation on how to help you add value and comfort to your home. For more tips and our latest updates, check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Pinterest!