If a home’s curb appeal makes a good first impression, people will be interested to see what’s inside. If the house is listed for sale, the curb appeal is even more important. Making a home look welcoming doesn’t have to be expensive and time consuming. Most of these projects can be done in a day, week or a month.
The entrance to a home should be clean, and visitors should be able to get to the front door without obstacles. The walkway to the home shouldn’t be dirt. It should be cement, gravel or wood. It’ll prevent the visitors from stepping in water, snow or mud. The porch should be clean of anything that doesn’t belong there.
Have a Lit Entrance
Anyone who wants to go to the front door should be able to clearly see their way to it. They should be able to see where to go in dim light and when it’s very dark outside. If there are any lights, be sure to replace any broken or dim bulbs, and cleaning the lights will improve visibility.
If there aren’t any decorations in the yard, add some near the walkway and entrance. Potted plants, signs, planter boxes, fountains, flowers and decorative plants are good options.
Fixing the Front Door
If the front door isn’t in good condition, it’s a good time to wash it and repaint it. If the front door looks really bad, it may be best to replace it. The benefits of replacing a door include an improved appearance and security.
If the door squeaks when it’s opened or closed, it’s time to oil the hinges. If there’s any metalwork on the door, it may need to be polished.
Front Door Decorations
Add some decorations on and near the front door. Adding a sign or wreath on the front door will make the home look welcoming. A small table with chairs, a doormat or an umbrella stand near the front door will let visitors know they’re welcome. Chairs at the front door may become discolored and dull after a while, so be sure to look out for that.
People who are on a budget can create their own lights and decorations, and people who do will have a yard that doesn’t look similar to their neighbors. It’s a great way to get creative and search for ideas on the internet.