There are several reasons to work on the exterior curb appeal of your home: moving, upkeep, desired change. Whatever your goals, it can be hard to decide what changes would add the most value or appeal to your home. In this article, we’ll review seven of the most effective ways to improve the curb appeal of your home.
Here in the Valley, one of the best methods for making your stucco home more visually appealing to prospective homebuyers is having the exterior of your home professionally painted. Our team at Crash of Rhinos Painting specializes in this service. Get a free quote by calling us today.
The 7 best ways to improve your home’s curb appeal
1. Manicured Lawn
The first thing you should assess is your front yard. How often do you cut your grass and pull weeds? Having a well-manicured yard is a significant influence on people’s first impressions of your home. If you want to start with a low-budget fix for curb appeal, then consider cutting your grass weekly and finding ways to treat and combat weed growth.
Next, consider using planters as a way to bring color and life to the front of your home. It can be hard to make landscaping changes if you live in HOA communities or with condo association rules. Using planters on porches and patios is typically accepted in all communities, especially if they are maintained.
3. Trimmed Shrubs
Do you have shrubs and bushes in your front yard? When was the last time you trimmed the excess growth? Shrubs are plants that often need to be clipped and structured to create the best impression and a pleasant focal point to your home.
4. Pressure Washing
Many homes show their age because of all the dust, dirt, and debris that settles on siding, pathways, and driveways. You can completely refresh the look of your property by going over everything with a pressure washer. The beauty about this curb appeal upgrade is that you don’t need to purchase the machine, you can rent one at most hardware stores.
Another way to improve your curb appeal is to upgrade the light fixtures outside. Porch lights, garage lights, and even solar-powered garden lamps can create a lovely ambiance to your property at night. Also, the addition of security lighting can add value to your home.
A stereotype of the American dream is owning a house with a white picket fence. While a picket fence isn’t necessary, many people like to see fences, especially around the backyard of a home. Fencing indicates privacy. However, some fences add more value and appeal than others. For example, chain-link fencing is cheap, but not the most attractive.
7. Exterior Paint
Last, consider having our team repaint the stucco exterior of your home here in Phoenix. If it’s been several years since you’ve had your home painted, chances are that it looks faded and old. That’s not what you want to convey to prospective homebuyers who look at your home in-person and online. Before you list, talk to us. We’ll provide you with a free quote for the project. It might be just what your home’s exterior needs to impress buyers.
More than any other item on this list, exterior paint can be transformative. Talk to Crash of Rhinos to learn more about your options and the difference that the right paint—applied by the right painters—can make.