Your home’s exterior is the first thing people see about it when they visit what most people, including potential buyers, will base their first impression on. Despite that, it’s still not a part of the home that’s getting enough attention during makeovers.
This could be a simple project that a homeowner could do on their own without too much professional help. On the other hand, when it comes to large construction work on your exterior, it’s best to rely on professionals alone. Be honest with yourself about your abilities.
Choose the right materials
When you’re looking to replace the façade, the first thing to consider is what materials to use. This will depend on the weather your home is facing and how long you plan to keep the façade that you’re installing. Going for metal cladding might be the most durable option. It’s also a material that will mostly be prepared offsite and brought to your property. This means that there’s less work and less mess in your own yard. If you’re planning to make a long-term change to your façade, this is probably the best way to go.
Green is beautiful
One of the most beautiful additions you can make to your yard is to add a lot of greenery and grass. That’s a simple way to decorate the yard and if you choose the right plants they will keep it fresh and beautiful throughout the year.
There are also a few downsides to this approach. First of all, it may take some time to create a yard that you want or to make it as appealing as you want. Secondly, you will need to maintain the plants you’ve chosen even if it’s something as simple as mowing the lawn on a regular basis.
The front door
Front doors are often overlooked when it comes to their meaning and importance for your curb appeal. They are however one of the most noticeable features of your home since they are one of the first things visitors form an opinion on.
It’s fine if the door is bigger than you strictly need and if they are painted with bright and noticeable colors. This is mostly done in red or orange, but you could also go with dark blue as long as it pops and is noticeable in the context of the front yard.
If you want your driveway to be welcoming, you need to make sure that it’s well lit first of all. The lights need to be placed above the main door and along the pathway leading to it. That way you’ll be able to display the door and the greenery around it.
It’s also a good idea for these lights to be chosen based on how much energy they will spend and west. LED lights are the best choice for most yards because they provide the same quality of lighting and use much less electricity to accomplish it.
Hammock and patio
It’s possible, but not necessary, to install a small hammock or a covered patio in the front yard. It greatly adds to the value and comfort of the home. It can be a place to relax with your family or a place to entertain guests and throw small parties.
For the most part, you don’t need to invest much in such a patio. It’s enough that it remains covered and that it has a comfortable place to sit. It’s also a good idea to add some outdoor lights if you plan to have people over at night.
Small outdoor repairs and additions would help your home greatly and make it more appealing for the potential buyer. It’s mostly about fixing up the yard and the façade.