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Focus On These High Impact Outdoor Projects

Updated: May 11, 2020

We all want our homes to look amazing whether looking to sale or not, however, if you are looking to sale your home then working on that curb appeal is a must do! Curb appeal adds the greatest value to home out of all the home improvement projects out there. Here is some of the outdoor projects that will have the highest impact on improving your homes curb appeal.

Instantly Boost Curb Appeal.

  1. Power Wash - Give the exterior of your home a good power wash, sidewalks, driveway, patios, and even the exterior of your home. This will help you exterior to sparkle.

  2. Exterior Paint - Freshen up the areas of your exterior that are painted. Make sure that painted areas have clean lines and look fresh. Neutral colors are still best when looking to sale a home, but a fun pop of color on the front door is still popular.

  3. Lighting - Make sure your porch lights have new bulbs and invest in some outdoor lighting for your yard. People are drawn to lighting so it will draw their eyes in your direction.

  4. Windows - If your home is older and does not have the new energy efficient windows, this is an investment that will have a high yield. It will add to the price of your home in a way that your costs will be recouped and then some.

Prep Your Lawn and Garden.

  1. Trim Trees - Trees can be unsightly if they have not been trimmed in a long while. Trim them from the base up and trim back any limbs that are blocking the beauty of you yard and home.

  2. Lawn Care - Make sure your lawn is being mowed once a week and watered at least three times a week; sprinkler heads may need to be addressed. Also address any weed issues you may have, it will take more than a good weed spray, the best work is done by pulling them up roots and all.

  3. Landscaping - Make sure your flower beds are weed free and well groomed. If they are completely over run, clearing them out and adding a beautiful colored mulch will do wonders for your exterior.

Spruce Up For Spring.

  1. Roofing - The first thing an inspector will notice is any problem with a roof. Many roofs need simple roof repairs made to them and getting out ahead of them before a potential buyers notices will save you time and money in the long run. Pick up three bids and go with the beset priced bid you can find.

  2. Gutter Cleaning - This should be addressed every year to allow the flow of water to escape your roof properly. Water can cause roof and exterior damage to your home but clearing it out will ensure your home lasts a long time and if you are looking to sale, it will let inspectors know you are someone that has cared well for your home.

  3. Fences - Address any fencing problems you have. Nails, hammers, and paint can go a long way in making them look beautiful and if your fence is vinyl, go to your local fencing shop to pick up any parts you need to repair broken pieces. You never want to leave obvious reasons for a buyer to either walk away or ask for a lower price on your home when simple fixes can be made.

  4. Driveway - Driveways are the first thing a buyer sees, and if they see cracking, buckling, or peeling driveways they will always assume the job to be costly and too much work. Many concrete companies can do a simply overlay to make your driveway look bright and beautiful.

Invest In Outdoor Living Space.

  1. Decks and Patios - Take a look at your deck and patio spaces, if you can add some fresh furniture pieces, pillows, outdoor rugs, or even a fire pit go for it. This has a huge impact on the look and feel of a home. You want a buyer to see your home as a place where they can be comfortable both inside and outside.

  2. Outdoor Kitchens - Outdoor kitchens have gained in popularity over the past few years. There are many simply DIY projects you can do that will add an outdoor kitchen to your yard that will have a high impact on your homes selling price. It doesn't have to be costly but it does need to look well made and professional.

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