Five Tips To Improve Your Home’s Curb Appeal
If you’re planning to list your home for sale, it’s essential to pay close attention to detail. This is because when it comes to showcasing your property, a few refurbishments can make the whole house look as good as new and add thousands of dollars to the property’s value. However, if numerous small tasks are involved in improving your home, the process can become stressful, and this could end up increasing the cost of the project considerably.
At Square Feet Photography & Floor Plans, we know that first impressions count when selling real estate. So, to ensure that you can make your house look more aesthetically pleasing for buyers, we have compiled a list of five tips to improve your home’s curb appeal. These tricks will come in handy even if you’re not selling your property and simply want to revamp it.
Tip #1: Update house essentials
House numbers, door handles, and entry locks are all essential elements that can add style and interest to your home’s curb appeal. You could also throw in a wall-mounted mailbox and an overhead light fixture for good measure. These elements add more panache when they function collectively rather than as mix-and-match pieces, so make sure they aren’t outdated or rusty. Oiled-bronze finishes suit traditional homes, while brushed nickel fit more contemporary ones.
Tip #2: Welcome guests with comfy furniture on the porch or patio
Rocking chairs that sway in the wind are idyllic. Even a cute table on your porch can serve as a resting station that beckons visitors to pull up a cozy chair and relax. As your porch or patio is the public face of your home, seating can encourage guests to stay outside and engage with neighbors or street-side activity.
Tip #3: Add new planting beds or veggie gardens
Perennials, flowers, or hanging baskets are the perfect vision of a charming entry to a home. Prime spots for curb appeal are at the front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of the house.
Tip #4: Fix up your driveway
If your driveway is cracked, stained, or has vegetation sprouting from it, you can upgrade it without doing a complete redo. First, repair the cracks and stains (and kill the weeds), then dress it up by staining the concrete or affixing flagstones. If you need more room to park your car, add stone, brick, or pavers to the sides of the driveway to widen it with a border.
Tip #5: Paint or decorate your front door
Make it a bright color to pop and stand out. You could also choose to paint some simple designs on it to increase the aesthetic quality of your home.
We hope these five tips help you make more informed decisions when adding value to your house. Once you have taken care of the renovations, next comes the photography. For professional residential and commercial real estate photography, reach out to Square Feet Photography & Floor Plans in Edmonton, Alberta. We take care of all the little details to highlight our clients’ properties to their full potential. Our services include property photography, IGuide RMS measurements, Google Business views, Matterport 3D showcase, drone videography, virtual staging, day to dusk editing, and item removal. We operate across Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Stony Plain, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, and Beaumont, AB.