Nobody wants a dated, unkempt home, so why should you present yours that way? Whether you’re looking to sell soon or in the future, you could be doing yourself a disservice by not maintaining certain aspects of your home’s exterior. It may be as simple as trimming a hedge or as involved as repainting or redoing a walkway. That’s just the beginning. Here are five ways to start improving your home’s curb appeal.

Add a Pop of Color

Sometimes all it takes to improve the appearance is adding a fresh coat of paint. If your home is looking a bit dull with its faded colors, try adding a vibrant shade to the front door. A cherry red, coral, turquoise, or purple could be just what your entryway needs! This can take a home from looking dated to trendy instantly!

 Remove Unnecessary Decor

Have a habit of letting last year’s holiday decorations linger for too long? Kick that to the curb! Clutter is hazardous to the eyes of prospective buyers. It also makes it appear as though the rest of the home isn’t being maintained. Do yourself a favor and pack lawn decor away! Neater is always better. 

Change Up Your Lighting

A little change in lighting goes a long way. Maybe the bulbs are fading or the lamp itself is rusty. You could try repainting a light’s exterior or replacing it entirely. The good news is that this minor maintenance shouldn’t cost much. Especially if you’re renting and have a landlord, this tweak will be little or no cost to you!

Renovate the Walkway

Maybe the stones are getting old or there’s that stain you haven’t been able to get out for some time. This type of maintenance may cost you a bit more, but it shouldn’t be too bad if you can find a decent contractor! Especially if your house is old, the stones in the walkway may be getting cracked or weathered. Look into this if it’s starting to become a problem!

 Maintain Greenery

Last but not least, a maintenance lesson that’s as old as time. The easiest thing to do is to let the weeds take on a life of their own. Make sure you’re keeping your lawn clipped and watered. This is something so small that becomes a big problem if left alone for too long. Break out the mower or hire a service! There’s nothing more unappealing than poor landscaping.

Adding a bit more value to the face of your home shouldn’t be scary or expensive. With these starter suggestions, you’ll improve your property value in no time! A little bit of paint goes a long way. It could be all that’s getting in the way of more offers! Take our tips to heart, but don’t be afraid to explore the endless amount of options for improving your curb appeal!

 Interested in selling your home or looking to connect with a Real Estate Agent? Call Meraki Real Estate today! Our realtors are passionate, kind, and eager to help you make a sale or find your dream home. We promise you won’t regret it!

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