Feb 21, 2023

Simple Curb Appeal Ideas

Are you looking for some simple curb appeal ideas you can tackle yourself? If so, you’re like a lot of other sellers who understand first impressions matter! To help you accomplish your task, we’ve put together a list of easy to accomplish curb appeal ideas. 

Pressure Wash

One of the easiest things you can do to bump up your curb appeal is to pressure wash your home, driveway, and walkways. Doing so will make the residence appear brighter and more refreshing to potential buyers. 

You can rent pressure washers from home stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot. Pressure washer rentals generally run anywhere from $40 to $150, depending on the type of machine you rent. You can also hire a professional pressure washing company to do this for you if you prefer!

Paint Your Front Door

bright red red, improving curb appealOnce things are all cleaned up, consider painting your front door! This can help to bring new life to your home, drawing buyers in. When painting your front door, you’ll want to make sure the color you choose coordinates with the color of your home and roof. You can choose to go bright and bold with colors like red or yellow, or you can go with a more neutral black or navy.

Update Hardware

Updating hardware includes replacing door knobs and knockers, street numbers, and any hardware on garage doors. Doing so takes very little time and money and is probably one of the simplest items on the list!

Upgrade Your Garage Doors

Garage doors are large and often dominate one’s gaze. As such, give your garage doors a makeover! This can be accomplished by simply painting or staining them. You can also opt to update any windows and hardware as mentioned above.

Light Up the Pathways

lit pathway improves curb appeal

While homes are usually shown during the day when outdoor lighting isn’t required, buyers will surely notice any added pathway lighting no matter the time of the day. Lit pathways show potential buyers that you, the seller, have gone out of your way to enhance the property. They also provide an added sense of warmth and security to the home.

Refresh Your Flower Beds & Shrubs

Another way to help improve your home’s curb appeal is to give your flower beds and shrubs a refresh! Trim up any unruly shrubs, replace dead and wilted flowers and greenery with new items of varied textures and heights, and top off flower beds with fresh new mulch.

patio furniture and plants improve curb appealIncorporate Potted Plants

While you’re working on the flower beds and shrubs, go ahead and bring in some potted plants to add some variety as well.

Update Your Patio Furniture

Lastly, consider purchasing new patio furniture to increase curb appeal. Not only will this attract potential buyers, but you can also take the furniture with you to your new place!

Get Your Home Sold

Tackling any one of these simple curb appeal ideas is sure to make your home more appealing to potential buyers. If you’d like some more recommendations or would like assistance listing your home in the DMV area, please don’t hesitate to reach out! We offer no strings attached consultations.

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