If you think it’s time to sell your house soon, you might be wondering how you can add curb appeal to your home while sticking to a budget.
Beautifying the outside of your home does not have to cost you tons of money, and you might be surprised to find out that it can be reasonably simple. Here are four affordable ways you can add curb appeal to your home.
Paint the Front Door
If you haven’t done anything to spruce up your front door, maybe it’s time. You can replace the doorknob or the door handle and paint the door in one coat or two to keep the old door and paint consistent. Adding a pop of color to your door can make your home feel welcoming from the outside, so choose something that contrasts with your home’s paint. To spruce up the entryway further, you can add a new doorbell, style the porch with patio furniture, and add a welcoming doormat.
Change the Lights Outside
Updating the lights outside of your home is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways you can add curb appeal to your home. You can update your outdoor sconces or add path lighting and garden lights. Using lights to highlight the best features of your yard is a great way to catch someone’s eye, even at night. You might think that how your house looks from the outside only matters during the day, but if it looks great at night, you can add even more value. Choose energy-efficient lights that last longer for your outdoor lighting, like LEDs.
Plant a Few Bushes or Flowers
It doesn’t cost a lot of money, and a little time and effort can go a long way to making your home look like it’s ready to sell. If you don’t have a yard, you could plant some small pots with some flowers in them near the front door. If you have a yard with space for some greenery, even adding some simple bushes can make all the difference. Even though Bakersfield, California, can be dry and hot, there are plenty of options between shrubs, trees, and succulents that can thrive in your front yard.
Mow Your Lawn
This tip might seem like a no-brainer, but lawn maintenance is essential for keeping the outside of your home looking beautiful. Bust out the lawnmower to start. Then use a grass edger to get those clean straight lines on the border of your grass. To top it all off, consider fertilizing your lawn every so often to maintain its beautiful green color and keep it and the soil beneath it healthy.
Ready to Sell Your House? Sell to Prime Buyers California
Even though adding curb appeal can be affordable, there’s an easier way to sell your house than doing a bunch of yard work. Instead of getting your home ready for the real estate market, sell your house to Prime Buyer California. We want your house as-is; you won’t have to put in extra effort just to turn around and sell your home. Did we mention we’ll buy your house at a fair price and with cash? So don’t wait; contact us today to get an offer on your home.
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