3 Ways to Improve Your Curb Appealby Kevin Smith Author
the best things you can do to sell your house is to improve its curb appeal.
While this might involve getting dirty, and possibly a little demolition, it is
important to be willing to make some drastic changes in order to draw buyers’
attention to your house instead of the one next to it, and many of these can be
done with minimal financial investment by hiring painters in Kennesaw.
most visible thing you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal is to give the
house a new coat of paint. But, that doesn’t mean just repainting the house the
same color. Take some time to look at the houses in the area and come up with a
color scheme that will not only accent the home’s architecture but also allow
it to stand out from the crowd. This doesn’t mean choosing some garish color
simply to get attention, but rather finding a color that highlights the house’s
natural aesthetic. One way to do this is to use two or more complementary
colors, using the secondary color to paint the trim or accents on the house.
While white is a tried and true color, only use it as a secondary color for
window trims, railings, and such. If you choose a brighter color, be sure to
use a muted tone to bring it down a notch. Going too bright will make your
house look like an army of clowns may come tumbling out. And, don’t forget to
choose a nice accent color for your door as a nice “button” for the eye to land
upon, drawing people into the home.
to painting the house, landscaping is inarguably the most important thing you
can do to improve the look of your property. The key here is variety and
planning. A home with a straight hedge and one type of flower planted in the
front is boring and practically invisible to people looking to buy your home.
That type of landscaping just blends in. When looking for plants, obviously the
first thing to consider is your growing region. Buying plants that thrive in
warmer weather is not going to help you in Minnesota. Always do your research
before putting anything into the ground. Once you know what type of plants to
buy, start looking for a variety of not only colors but levels. Adding
different heights to your landscaping goes a long way toward making it more
visible and visually pleasing. Make use of decorative trees and grasses to give
some vertical nuance to your yard. In addition to the plants you use, try to
find interesting looking stone to create beds and retaining walls. Add some
color here as well. Try to avoid too many straight lines unless you have a very
modern home. Straight lines take away the feeling of the landscaping being
“natural” and make it feel more intentional. You want it to feel almost as if
this landscaping has occurred naturally, and you only highlighted its features
by cleaning it up and adding some stone and mulch.
3. Decks, Porches, and Patios
your home doesn’t have a porch on the front and simply has an entryway it can
look a bit bland. Adding a beautiful wooden porch or even just an eave over the
front door with elegant columns can go a long way and make the home look more
engaging. A deck or patio is a fantastic way to improve the look of a backyard.
While some decks and patios can become quite expensive, it is important to note
they also can increase your home’s value, so be sure to weigh the pros and cons
before making the decision to either build one yourself or hire a contractor.
you’ve decided how you’re going to improve the look of your home’s exterior, it
is important to decide if you are going to be doing the work yourself or hiring
someone to do it for you. There are plenty of contractors and painters in Kennesaw that
are affordable and able to work within your budget.
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