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How to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal

Curb appeal is the first impression people get of your home. An appealing exterior makes potential buyers curious to see what’s inside. The first impression you create directly affects the outcome of a home sale. The good news is that you don’t have to spend a small fortune to add curb appeal, and you can complete most projects in a weekend.

Power wash the exterior.

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Power washing away years of dirt and grime from your siding, patio, walkway, driveway, and sidewalk is a satisfying way to breathe new life into your home. You can rent a pressure washer from any major hardware store and clean the exterior surfaces of your home in the afternoon. Pressure washing is the easiest way to freshen up your home without the use of chemicals. All you need is high-pressure water to remove mold, mildew, stains, gunk, and chemical buildup.

Scheduling a professional pressure washing service is a good idea if you have never given your home exterior cleaning. The professional technicians at Rooftop Chimney Sweeps have years of experience providing professional pressure washing services. Their cleaning services are safe for concrete surfaces, stucco, vinyl siding, and other exterior surfaces. Regular power washing is an easy and affordable way to keep your home clean and attractive.

Make your door pop.

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Nothing draws the eye like a bold front door. Painting your front door a bold color that accentuates other exterior colors is an affordable DIY job that you can do in a day. There’s nothing wrong with a bright color so long as it fits the style of your house. You may consider painting your mailbox to match the front door.

After you have power washed your garage door, assess whether it needs to be updated or replaced. It’s costly to install a new garage door, but you can give it a new look with a stain or fresh coat of paint. When your entrance door and garage door pop, buyers are inclined to walk up the driveway or walkway.

Update your hardware.

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A fun way to add curb appeal is to update your hardware. Update your existing house numbers with a font that complements the style of your home, but that is also catchy. When it comes to metal hardware, use the same finish, such as oiled-bronze or brushed nickel. Don’t forget to update the house numbers on your mailbox as well. You can also change the doorbell, the door handle, the door-knocker, the lock, and any light fixtures.

Give your landscaping love.

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An overgrown lawn covered in debris is eye-sore and detracts buyers. Regular lawn care plays a big role in creating curb appeal. You should regularly cut the grass, trim any hedges or bushes, rake leaves and debris, and pull weeds. You should ensure your walkway is clear and that no weeds are growing in the driveway as well.

Freshen up your home by adding fresh greenery and flowers. You can either plant a garden or get creative with planters and window boxes. Plants are a great way to attract the eye to key focal points, and greenery at the entranceway creates an inviting atmosphere.

Clean your gutters.

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You should be maintaining your gutters and rooftop as part of your regular home maintenance. Remove all debris from your roof and gutters, and scrub the exterior of gutters to remove any dirt and grim. Buyers don’t want to see overflowing gutters, nor do they want to worry about possible leaks due to poor maintenance.

You don’t have to spend a lot of time or money to boost your home’s curb appeal. A thorough exterior cleaning, a bold front door, updated hardware, fresh landscaping, and clean gutters help improve curb appeal.

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