Did you know that the exterior of your home is going to have a bigger say in its value than the interior? Curb appeal is a thing, and if your home is not aesthetically pleasing to look at, your buyers will think the same. The exterior of your house can make a big difference to the way people feel about it when they look at it. You want to be able to appeal to buyers coming into your home, and the upgrades that you do on the outside are often going to match the ones on the inside in terms of value and appreciation.
From the colour of the front door to the flowers border in the past, you need to ensure that you have the right design ideas to improve the visual value of your property. Often, the visual value of the property will translate into monetary value, so when it comes to putting it on the market you’re going to reap the rewards. Any upgrade to your home is going to help you to improve how much it’s going to be worth, from the shutters on the windows to the way you maintain the front gate. Below, we have some exterior home upgrades that can add significant value to your home.
- The garage door. Often, the garage takes up a large portion of the front exterior of your property. If this is the case for your home, you need to ensure that you have a garage door worth looking at. You can paint the one you have for a cheap upgrade that will still add value, or you can completely renovate the outside of your garage and make it look more modern, more slick and with a better colour. You want to blend the garage doors into the home, so that you can create more architectural balance to its exterior.
- Consider your lighting options. How does your home look on the outside in the evening? Soft lighting around the front door and up the garden path can really make a difference to the value of your house. If you have the budget to install security lights that come on when it detects motion, this can also add some value. Think about ground lights to accent your trees, or soffit lights to highlight the architecture of the house. Don’t forget to add back lights to your door number if it’s separated from the door.
- Think about your flowers. Everybody knows that a bare front garden is not that nice to look at. Nobody wants to see brown dirt, or dusty pathways. You want life in your front yard, which means making sure that you have a lawn that is plump with green grass, and flowers that extend around the front of the home. Bushes and borders of flowers can really make a difference, and when flowers are extended to the front of the property and wear the same colour to the front door, it gives people the impression that the house is bigger.