The Best Tips to Increase Curb Appeal

It’s no secret that if your home looks great on the outside, more people will want to see what’s on the inside- which also means you’ll get more viewings.

So here are my best, simple and most cost-effective curb appeal tips that will not only help make your home stand out, but also increase its purchasing value.

Tip 1: Deep Cleaning

If you don't already own one, rent a pressure washer to brighten up your home's exterior. If you have a deck, use a deck brush and cleaning solution to scrub away dirt. Get ri

d of any debris around the yard and wipe down any outdoor furniture. Clean up the cobwebs by sweeping your porch or patio, don’t forget those light fixtures!

Tip 2: Front Door Makeover

Freshen up your front door by painting it a new shade, or just touch it up with a fresh coat

. Also, consider upgrading your doorknob to keyless entry, or looking into a Ring video doorbell for an added security option.

Tip 3: Update Porch Decor

Depending on your space, dress up your front porch with outdoor furniture, potted plants and other decor for the season. Consider adding a rocking chair, flag, doormat or porch swing- but avoid making it too cluttered. But, if you do have the space, consider also adding a fire pit or a few lounge chairs for a relaxing and inviting feel.

Tip 4: The Gardens

Depending on the season, I would recommend weeding the gardens, and adding new mulch and plants/flowers- an obvious curb appeal solution, but worth mentioning for


Tip 5: Garage Door Refresh

Just like your front door, consider freshening up your garage door with a paint job too. You can also easily craft faux garage door windows by following tutorials on YouTube, and purchase easy DIY add-ons like magnetic handles from your local home improvement store. These affordable options will make your garage door look new, with minimal handy work.

Tip 6: Light It Up

I think you’ll agree that the right lighting can transform any space, that’s why I recommend adding or installing small porch lamps or outdoor string lights that match your home style. You can also swap out older bulbs in existing fixtures for brighter, longer-lastin

g LED bulbs. You may also consider motion sensor lights for added security as well as lights to illuminate your driveway or walkway.

At the end of the day- think about the bigger picture and go for improvements that will stay with the house, like adding a white picket fence in the yard, a swing on the porch or even keyless entry. Updates like these become a

ssets to the home, and combined with my top curb appeal tips, the value of your home and your viewing potential will surely increase.

If you want a second opinion on your home’s first impressions or further tips to help your house sell- contact me for a free home evaluation! CLICK HERE

Elsie Jungas REALTOR #curbappeal