Quick and Inexpensive Ways to Enhance Your Curb Appeal

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When you are looking to sell your house in the future, it is important to present your property as an attractive abode. Your home’s exterior, or what is commonly referred to as curb appeal, makes the first big impression.

When potential buyers visit a property, the landscape, the flower beds, and the appearance of the front house greet them. These elements provide them with the impression that they need to know. As a homeowner, it is important to make the viewer’s first impression of the property as positive as possible. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors (NAR), at least 98% of realtors suggest that efforts should be placed into improving a property’s curb appeal before listing it. Curb appeal can significantly affect the number of days a property stays on the market. It can also affect the sales price.

When it comes to improving curb appeal, most likely you’ll hear tried and true advice on upgrading the roof, repainting the whole house, or some other time-consuming and costly methods. But there are also some methods that are simple and quick but can still easily improve curb appeal.

Conceal and remove unsightly eyesores

Trash roll-off bins in Orem or recycling bins are a necessity for every home. However, a few things can destroy a property’s curb appeal more than trash cans littering your front yard or driveway. Whether they are classic metal or painted in beautiful muted gray, potential buyers might crinkle their noses at the sight of these cans. Even so, we cannot do away with them completely.

Instead, an effective trash bin storage solution can stow them away quickly when you’re selling your house. For one, you can create or build a trash corral. These stylish enclosures are not only pleasant to behold, but they can also keep these bins organized and hidden. If fencing is not suitable for your yard, you can opt to camouflage your trash cans instead. A combination of lattice and some climbing plants can hide your mess from judgmental eyes.

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Add flowers and greenery

Landscaping is one of the best ways to increase curb appeal. A good landscaping job can increase the resale value of a house by at least 14%. It can also reduce a property’s time on the market by at least six weeks. This is according to a survey done by the Landscape Contractors of America.

But if your backyard is too small or if digging through the ground is a bit too much work and cost, you can benefit from the addition of planters overflowing with flowers and greenery. Place these planters in spots where the eye is naturally drawn to. It could be on the porch, along the front steps, or by the garage. This is probably the most cost-effective way to give your home a facelift. Do not limit yourself to large planter containers. You can also use urns, or you can group three smaller containers together.

Many buyers look for cleanliness, maintenance, and safety as top priorities when choosing a house. Your house should be able to give buyers these requirements. By simply making sure that your driveway is free from unsightly trash bins and adding blooming flowers and greenery throughout your house exterior, you can easily improve your curb appeal.




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