Considering putting your home on the market? Believe it or not, your home’s exterior appearance, or “curb appeal,” can have a significant impact on its value and can help you attract buyers. Furthermore, curb appeal leaves a positive first impression on potential buyers and helps get interested customers through your front door. If your home’s curb appeal isn’t quite on point, don’t worry. Luckily, there are a few easy ways to significantly improve it.

Add new hardware to your garage door

Adding new hardware to your garage door is an excellent way to spruce up the exterior of your home, and a Salt Lake City garage builder can easily do this for you. Handles come in a variety of colors and styles, from modern to gothic, and unique handles can easily add a whole new vibe to the exterior of your home. For example, to add a touch of elegance to your garage, consider adding high-quality wrought iron handles. New straps on your garage door can also make a big difference. Like handles, straps are available in a variety of styles and materials, including forged iron, steel, and bronze.

Paint your garage door

Painting your garage door is an easy and cost-effective way to enhance the curb appeal of your home. You can easily do this yourself. Just remove any loose existing paint with a wire brush, and then use a chemical stripper and sanding sponge to remove all of the old paint. From, there you’re ready to start painting!

Maintain your lawn and landscaping

A poorly maintained lawn or unkempt landscaping can result in a 10 percent drop in home value, which, needless to say, is substantial. To maximize curb appeal, always stay on top of your yard work. That means cleaning your yard of any debris, mowing the lawn, and keeping shrubs and hedges trimmed. 

Plant flowers

You don’t need to totally redo your landscaping to improve your home’s curb value. A few flowers will do the trick. Plant flowers along the sidewalk and in the front of the house. You might also add hanging baskets to the front of your home if you have a porch. All in all, planting flowers is one of the easiest, most cost-effective ways to make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal.

Fix up the front door

Think of your front door as an ambassador to your home. “Don’t underestimate the power of a front door. People make up their minds in the first seven seconds of entering a house,” explained broker Kristin Willens. You can refinish or replace an old or damaged front door; if you just want to go for a new look, a paint job should do. Also, make sure you have a working doorbell and some kind of overhang to maximize appeal.

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