Tips to Increase Your Curb Appeal

Whether you’re a homeowner, renter, or property manager, the curb appeal of your property is of utmost importance. 

Curb appeal is the appeal of your property overall when viewed from the street. This is the initial view that potential buyers, renters and guests see when they pull up to the property. It can make or break a potential sale.

There are many things you can do to increase the appeal of your home or property.

Refresh your Paint

One way you can improve the exterior of your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint. This will help make your home look fresher and more inviting, especially to potential buyers.

Fresh paint will give the impression that you care for and are proud of your property. 

Adding a pop of colour to your home can also help to capture attention and draw people in. Some parts of your home that are great for this, include the front door, trims and the garage door. 

Your front and garage doors are the entryway to your home and as such as the focal point of curb appeal. You can make your home more inviting by brightening and refreshing door hardware and paint work. 

Upgrade your Mailbox

Your mailbox is often the first thing people will see before they even walk through your front gates, so it’s important to make sure it gives the desired impression. 

Whether you want a humble mailbox or one that makes a statement, it can set the tone for the rest of your property. So, if your mailbox is looking a little worse for wear, it is a good idea to give it a makeover or replace it. 

It’s important to make sure the house numbers are clear so that your potential buyers or guests can easily find your property when driving down the street. 

Enhance Garden

The state of your front yard and gardens can enhance or detract from your home’s curb appeal. Spending just a few hours in your front garden can help enhance its appeal. 

Things as simple as mowing your lawn and trimming your hedges can make a big difference. However, adding pretty flowers to your garden beds, or window boxes can add an extra pop of colour to your home and boost its appeal.

Even if you are not one for the garden, adding a few stylish synthetic pot plants to your entryway can give a similar effect and add colour without all the extra work.

Clean Up

Keeping a clean house can make a world of difference to how people view your property. Much like fresh paint, it shows that you care about how your space looks, so they can expect the same care for the interior.

Putting in a little effort with the pressure washer to clean your walls, roof and pathways can go a long way. It’s also a good idea to empty out your gutters, to ensure they’re not messy and overflowing and detracting from the rest of your property and hard work. 

People will feel much more comfortable going into a home that is clean and well kept. 

Decorate your Entrance

If your property has a decent sized front porch you can make it more inviting by adding outdoor furniture. Purchasing a table and chairs so you and your guests can sit comfortably and have a chat or a drink by the door. 

Even if you don’t use it often, just having furniture by the entrance can give your property a more homely feel. 

Alternatively, you can decorate your front patio with shelves of potted plants (real or artificial) and statues. This will add a pop of colour and intrigue to your property.

Light it Up

Adding exterior lights to your front entry and path can make your home feel more inviting and functional, even after the sun goes down. 

You can enhance your garden with solar powered lights that can be easily installed along your front path. This can help guide the path to the front door and enhance your property’s homely feel. 

Lights will not just make your place look great, they will show potential buyers that your property is practical and that you value functionality. A well lit pathway to the door will allow people to see where they’re going easily and see if there are any tripping hazards. Having a light fixture by the door will remove the struggle for the owner and their guests when searching for keys or phones when arriving home after dark. 

If you have a property in Brisbane’s Southside that is in need of a fresh, new paint job our professional painters can help! We do everything from the prep to the clean up and everything in between, so you can enjoy a fresh looking home without lifting a finger. 

Visit our website to learn more and schedule a consultation. 

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