When you are selling your home, you have a lot to worry about. You will need to get new coatings of paint, remove a lot of the excess stuff that you keep in your house, keep things clean every day, and tackle any of the home improvement projects that you have been putting off. While most people put the majority of their focus on the inside of their homes when they are planning to sell, you should really consider working on the exterior of your home as well in order to increase your curb appeal. In general, exterior home improvement projects are more affordable, and you can even handle some of them on your own. We have come up with five home improvement projects that can have a significant impact on your home’s curb appeal.
Pave your driveway
Paving your driveway is a fairly inexpensive project that does not take too long either. Some people choose to handle this project on their own, but hiring a residential paving contractor is actually not that pricey. When you repave your driveway, you are truly paying attention to small details (although most driveways are actually not that small). When someone pulls up to look at your house however, they are most likely going to pull into your driveway, so even if they do not consciously notice the cracks and holes in your driveway, it will affect their first impression.
Mow your lawn
This is an extremely quick and easy fix that can have a huge impact. While home buyers may realize that mowing the lawn is an easy fix they can make, not mowing your lawn may show them that you have not taken care of other parts of your home as well.
Plant some flowers
Even if you were not the type of person who had a flower garden while you lived in the home, having flowers in your front garden will make your house look that much better upon first glance. They will also give the impression that you took especially good care of your house while you lived in it.
Trim back overgrown trees
Have you ever watched a show on Home and Garden Television (HGTV), and thought, “Wow that tree is pretty, but I cannot even see the house!” Having a beautiful tree in your front yard is great, but you should make sure that people driving by are able to see your house. Otherwise, how will they know how pretty it looks?!
Make sure your rain gutters are clear
This is something that you should be doing on a regular basis anyways, and it is not really a project, but it is very important. Clearing your rain gutters will prevent roof damage and bad draining problems around your home. Proper gutter drainage means you will not have random puddles around your home.