Whether it’s inside your home or outside, any type of home improvements can increase the value of your home as well as enhance the beauty of your living space. It’s important to give time to improving your home’s curb appeal. It can be the difference from a quick sale if you are trying to sell your home.
Making a first good impression is important to home buyers as well as entertaining guests. If your budget allows, you can hire a professional company that handles landscaping and has some experience in prepping houses for the real estate market.
They would be able to give you the right answers and tips to getting the most from their services and time. Plus you will have the added bonus of having a quicker sale.
Budget Curb Appeal Tips
However, if your current budget doesn’t allow for hiring professional help, then you can do some simple do it yourself tips that will help get you started in the right direction. The first thing that buyers look for is the green grass. It’s a sign that your house is maintained and up to date. Laying fresh sod is such a big improvement when someone has a first glance at your house. The deep green sod will freshen up your home even though it’s not really brand new.
The Grass Is Greener
When you shop around for sod, you need to be aware that the expenses can add up. However, this can truly make the difference from a quick sale or not, provided that the rest of your home is in good condition. If sodding is out of the question, you can also fertilizer your current sod or mulch your yard.
Mulching is a good alternative to give your front of the house a finished look. Mulch comes in a wide range of colors and variety. Be sure to use one that compliments the color and overall theme of your house. Mulch works better in smaller areas versus larger lawn types. But you can use mulch to hide and beautify previous problem areas of patchy grass.
The rich color of the mulch visually ties in shrubs and bushes to bring a cleaner look to edges and gives your yard a finished look.
In addition to sod and mulch, you can also fresh up some of the paint in the front of your house. If your railings or bricks need touch ups, you can go to your local hardware store and pick up a new can of paint. The paint will help tidy up any stains or flakes that start to make your home look older than it should. These simple tips can help breath new life into you home’s curb appeal as well as increase the value of your home. All these tips can be done at your leisure during the weekend and makes a great activity for the DIY weekender.