Simple Ways to Increase the Curb Appeal of Your Home

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Your home’s curb appeal is essentially the first impression that visitors or buyers have when visiting your home. A clean, stylish and updated curb appeal can leave a lasting good impression on potential home buyers. Important things to consider when trying to improve your curb appeal include: your yard, siding, driveway, and garage door. These simple ways to increase your home’s curb appeal can greatly increase your home’s value and command higher prices when trying to sell your home.

A Tidy Landscape

Overgrown trees, bushes, and shrubs can make your home look messy. Trees and greenery that block the street view to your house can take away from the overall beauty of your home. It is important to make sure shrubs and trees aren’t blocking the view out of your windows. A yard is a very important need for many homebuyers. Even if your yard is small, maximizing it’s potential with complimentary landscaping, patios, and trees can maximize the space with eye-catching greenery. Keeping your landscape well-maintained can also improve the overall value of your home if trying to sell. 

A Clean Exterior

Dirt can easily accumulate on the exterior of your home. Before you decide to give your house a facelift with new siding or a new coat of paint, consider power washing your home. With power washing, the grunge on the exterior of your home could be cleaned off for an affordable price, leaving your home sparkly clean.

Polish up Paths and Patios

Are those pesky cement cracks taking over your sidewalks and patios? Polishing up your sidewalks, driveways, and patios can greatly improve the exterior look of your home.

Freshen the Paint

You’ll know it’s time for a new coat of paint if your siding has faded because of the sun or if there are spots where the paint has chipped. A fresh coat of paint is immediately noticeable and will attract the attention of many home buyers. The downfall is that painting your entire home can be expensive, but it will pay off when you put your house on the market. If you decide to change the color of your home, try not to choose an outrageous color that stands out in your neighborhood. Although bold colors might appeal to some buyers, the typical buyer will want a color that blends well with the neighborhood.

Also be mindful of your fence and garage doors when deciding to repaint your home. Make sure the fence and doors complement your home’s exterior color and match the style of your home.

Accent Colors

Small color splashes are very eye catching. Patches of accent colors can be implemented through the window trim, front door, plants, flowers, or flower pots. Although this won’t increase the overall value of your home, complimentary colors do help to increase your home’s curb appeal and sell your home faster.

Front Door

Sprucing up your front door can create a more welcoming entryway. Whether that be the door color, doorknob or finishes, updating the look of your door can create a more inviting entrance into your home.

Garage Doors

A new stylish garage door can improve your home’s curb appeal.  At Amega Garage Doors & Openers, Inc., we offer our customers a wide selection of garage doors that are high quality, built with expert craftsmanship and are affordable.  We have the styles and prices for every taste and budget.  Update the look and feel of your home today with the added benefit of improving your home’s curb appeal.  Visit our showroom or our website to choose your new, custom garage door from Amega.

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