When putting your house on the market, homeowners need to take every advantage to improve the look of their home to get the best selling price. Enhancing the outside appearance, also known as the “curb appeal” can make a big difference and help you stand out to prospective buyers.
Many homeowners let basic home maintenance fall by the wayside as it can be time-consuming, but basic home maintenance helps keep up the property value of your home and shows that the home has been well cared for. Here are some of the most effective ways to refresh your landscape and improve the look of your home before you put it on the market.
Wash Your Home Exterior
Homes can get dirty over time. Before you put your home on the market be sure to give the exterior a thorough cleaning. Pay special attention to areas near a sprinkler that can get spattered with dirt and mud. Spray down the siding and take a scrub brush with mild soap to the exterior.
Use a power washer to remove dirt and grime from your cement and stone walkways. Power washing your walkways and fences can also brighten up the exterior and greatly improve the appearance.
Plant Trees/Tree Pruning
If you have a bare yard, consider planting some new trees or shrubs to add some fresh greenery to your space. Trees improve the air, add shade to your yard, and can improve privacy along with the property value of your home.
If you have trees in your yard be sure to keep them trimmed and neat with regular tree pruning Aurora services. Regular pruning will also ensure that branches keep away from your roof and house so they won’t cause damage or get in the way of power lines as the tree grows.
Consider adding flowers in pots or flower beds or a neat vegetable garden to your yard. A well laid out garden is always appealing to potential buyers. Be sure to consider maintenance and upkeep in your planning and consider using plants native to your area for the best results.
You can even add garden features to your yard such as a small shed, wooden benches, or make a new compost bin out of recycled/used wooden pallet at Wooden Pallets Ltd.
Take Care of your Lawn
A healthy lawn is always a good sign to potential buyers that the homeowner cares about maintenance. Regular lawn trimming once a week keeps things looking neat and tidy. Be sure to take care of any septic issues that can cause swampy and wet areas in your lawn by calling septic repair in Tottenham.
Touch Up Paint
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for the look of your home and it won’t put too large a dent in your wallet. Consider giving trim, window, and doors a quick touch up of paint.
Add Some Lighting
Increase the value of your home by adding some exterior lights. They not only enhance the look of your home, but they can also help with security and show off your new garden and landscaping. Solar-powered lights that charge in the sun are great ways to save energy and create a great lighting effect.