Everybody needs a little Curb Appeal!

If your home’s curb appeal makes a great first impression, everyone — including potential buyers — will want to see what’s inside. Check out these simple, low-cost curb appeal improvements that you can do in a day, a week, or a month. They can be done on any budget so let’s do this! 

Curb Appeal in a Day:

  • Do a mailbox makeover – Dress up mail boxes for curb appeal by painting the wooden post to match the house’s exterior color, or by surrounding it by a beautiful flowers or garden.mailbox
  • Install outdoor lighting – Low-voltage landscape lighting makes a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal while also providing safety and security. You can add accent lighting to trees or the house or can illuminate a walking path. *Tip from a Realtor: if you can’t wire lights and want to save money, install solar fixtures.

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  • Replace Exterior Light Fixtures – The brighter the better! Brighten up your house and walkway.
  • Install New House Numbers – Purchase some new numbers to spruce up the curb appeal of your house. Look for modern house numbers that are made from stainless steel, brass or aluminum. *Tip from a Realtor: Try to match your new house numbers with the finish that is on your exterior light fixtures to add the best curb appeal.numbers

Curb Appeal in a Weekend:

  • Install window boxes – Window boxes offer a fast, easy way to bring color and charm to your home’s curb appeal. *Tip from a Realtor: Choose boxes made from copper or iron for a traditional look, or painted wood for a cottage feel. windowbox
  • Make a grand entry – Even with a small budget, there are ways to draw attention to your front door and improve curb appeal. Paint your door a nice warm or bright color. Molding acts like an architectural eyeliner when applied to the sides and top of the doorway. doorway
  • Add shutters or accent trim – Shutters and trim add a welcoming layer of beauty and curb appeal to your home’s exterior.  shutters
  • Create a new Garden – Add contrast and color to your home exterior with a new planting bed. *Tip from a Realtor: Prime spots for curb appeal are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house.   garden

Curb Appeal in a Month:

  • Renew paint, siding, and trim- An exterior facelift (new paint, siding, or trim details) automatically transforms the look of a home. Periodic maintenance of that exterior surface is the surest way to keep your house and it curb appeal looking its best. gutters
  • Tile your doorstep- Create a permanent welcome mat by tiling or painting a design that contrasts with the porch floor or front stoop. You will surely impress visitors with your creativity with this project! *Tip from a Realtor: Why stop at tiling the doorstep? For the best curb appeal, tile an entire walk way for best curb appeal!tile

Whether you’re sprucing up the home for buyers or just trying to impress the neighbors, enjoy your curb appeal remodel and be proud of your accomplishments!

 

Warm Wishes,

Shoshana & Sarah Snyder Pritchard Homes

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Shoshana Snyder

Shoshana Snyder

shoshana@snyderpritchardhomes.com
203.321.3502

Sarah Pritchard

Sarah Pritchard

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203.414.5571

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