If the curb appeal of your home makes a great first impression people, especially potential home buyers, will want to see inside. In fact, curb appeal can make or break a home sale. Fortunately, with a few exterior updates you can make your home irresistible. Here are a few ideas from landscaping to windows and doors in Phoenix, AZ that will help increase appeal and the value of your home.
1. Wash the Exterior
In Phoenix, AZ where dust and dirt are prevalent you should clean the exterior of your home at least once a season. You probably wouldn’t be surprised at how much debris accumulates. You can safely use a power washer to blast dirt and sand off of your driveway, sidewalks, and front porch. But do not use a high powered sprayer on your siding, windows, or doors. Instead you will want to use a regular garden hose attachment so you don’t cause unwanted damage.
2. Manicure the Yard
Tending to your landscaping is the first thing you can do to add instant curb appeal. Cut the grass, pull the weeds, plant pretty flower beds, and trim unruly hedges. And for a more professional look add curbing and yard lights to your front landscaping. The work you do in your yard can go a long way to making your home more welcoming and appealing.
3. Fresh Coat of Paint
If you are on a budget and want to give your home a facelift, paint is the way to go. There are so many exterior paint options available, you are sure to find something to work. Even if you change the paint on your front door and trim it can have a big impact without breaking the bank.
4. Replace Old Hardware and Fixtures
Another budget friendly home improvement is replacing the fixtures of your front façade. Things like light fixtures, door knobs and locks, house numbers, mailbox—these are fairly easy to swap out for something more stylish. And if you coordinate all these fixtures with the same finish they can be a real compliment to your home so passers-by stop and take notice.
5. Upgrade the Front Door
The front door, as the main entrance, is often the focal point of your home’s exterior. An old, dilapidated, stock door is not doing you any favors. Not only can a door upgrade boost curb appeal and increase the resale value and give you energy savings. Again, there are so many options you are sure to find a style to suit the style of your home as well as your personal tastes.
6. Get New Windows
Old, inefficient windows are more than an energy drain. They can be a real deterrent for prospective home buyers. If your home is more than 15 years old it is time to start looking at new windows and doors. Prospective buyers will take notice and you will get a great return on your investment.
You don’t need a major overhaul to make your home more attractive. And whether you are looking to sell your home or stay put permanently, increasing the curb appeal is a great idea. For more information about new windows and doors in Phoenix, AZ contact Freelite. Call (602) 233-1981 to talk to an expert or stop by 331 W. McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85003 to check out some of our products.