Many people spend a ton of time and money making improvements to the inside of their home before putting it on the market. But it’s actually the outside of the home that buyers see first, and a facade that is in poor condition can turn them off. Here are four small improvements you can make that will drastically improve your home’s facade.
Improving Your Front Door
One of the few home renovation projects you can do that actually recoups in value close to what you spend on it is a new front door. Replacing your front door, especially with one that is a bold color, will help your home stand out. A new front door also can improve its operation and improve your energy efficiency.
Upgrading Your Garage Door
Another facade improvement that can make a huge difference is repairing or replacing your garage door. A specialist from AAA Garage Door, Inc. says garage doors take up a lot of space on a home’s exterior and will immediately draw an observer’s eye. If your garage door is dented or discolored or if it has a noticeable defect that prevents it from working correctly, a repair or replacement can greatly enhance your curb appeal and add value to your home.
Repairing Gutters and Downspouts
You may not think your gutters and downspouts are that noticeable, and they aren’t — when everything is fine. However, if your gutters and downspouts have problems, they will be noticeable right away. Among the problems you might have are sagging gutters, downspouts that are askew or missing or leaking gutters. If you have any of these problems, you should get them taken care of before showing your house. Making such fixes will keep water away from your home’s foundation, which can help avoid problems such as wet basements or sagging and cracking foundation walls.
Painting your Trim and Touching Up Trouble Areas
You don’t need to paint your whole house to improve your home’s curb appeal; all you have to do is repaint your trim and touch up areas where paint is chipping. Repainting your trim will bring new life to your home’s facade, and touching up areas that need it will make your home look a lot newer. Such tasks are much less costly and time consuming than repainting your entire house.
It doesn’t take a lot of time or money to make considerable changes to your facade, and these four small improvements prove that boosting your home’s curb appeal make all the difference.
Author Bio: Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based in Boston. When not writing, she enjoys baking and reading. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2