Many homeowners know the value in finding a property that is more of a fixer-upper. When you’re purchasing something that is move-in ready and contains all the bells and whistles you could ever dream of, you’re going to expect to pay much more for the added luxury of having things in pristine condition. For this reason, people are moving towards purchasing homes that have a little work that needs to be done.
If you’ve never been much into the flipping houses game, you’ve got a lot to learn. Lucky for you, the process is fun. As long as you make a goal plan, move towards those goals with a time frame and budget in mind, and are willing to get your hands a little dirty, you’ll be on your way making over your house in no time.
While you might have to do plenty of work on the inside to prepare your home for the market or for yourself, curb appeal is extremely important in getting top dollar for your home should you ever decide to sell. Here are 3 tips you can use to improve your home’s curb appeal:
To you, that twenty year old apple tree that has taken over the yard is a jewel. However, to the people looking to purchase, that tree could be a major eye sore if it hasn’t been pruned in decades. It’s easy enough to take your garden tools and head out to the yard and get your hands dirty. Clean up branches, pull out half dead shrubs, look into investing in a little bit of sod to cover the yard and make it look bright and happy and green again. If people can see that the outside of a home has been well-maintained, they’re going to be more confident that the inside has been well looked after, as well.
- Offer Some Privacy
Times change and what people look for in their home is subject to the rushing winds of the time. For the current century, people like a bit of privacy. An open front yard is great, but if you can offer some privacy by building a fence around the back, your curb appeal will shoot through the roof. Of course, you’re going to want to make sure the fence you’re building is done right, so before you begin the task, here are some things you’ll need to know before putting up those beautiful walls.
- Embrace the Paint
Paint does wonders for any space. If the exterior of your home is looking old, tired and worn, you’ll be amazed at how much a simple paint job will bring life, light, and interest to your home. In today’s day and age, calming greys, creams, and light blues are all the rage to use as the base for a home. If you’re all about the color, use your front door, your shutters, your trim, and your flower boxes to your advantage and add a bold pop of color that way.
In the end, curb appeal is easy. It might take a bit of time and sweat, but you’ll find that the simplest of things transform your home into money-making paradise. All you have to do is begin!