If you’re planning to sell your home within the next several months, you’re probably looking for ways to increase the value of the property with some minor renovations. Focusing on your curb appeal can make a big impact, because the exterior features are the first thing potential buyers may notice about your home. However, even if you’re not planning to move any time soon, boosting your curb appeal can still be a good practice for improving the overall value of your home. Plus, you’ll be happier to come home every day to a beautiful, welcoming house. You might even inspire some of your neighbors to do some renovations of their own.
As you start to focus on curb appeal, look beyond a new coat of paint or new siding. Consider the following projects as well. Some are simple, affordable changes while others will require a little more of an investment (but have a much bigger potential payoff).
Replace your windows.
If you have a little extra room in your home renovations budget, window replacement is the perfect project to improve curb appeal. New windows can completely transform the look of your home’s exterior. However, they offer some other great benefits too. With energy-efficient windows, you can lower your utility bills and even further increase the value of your home. You might also enjoy small perks like the ease of opening and closing brand new windows. If you previously had decades-old windows in your home, the difference can be huge.
Upgrade your mailbox.
Do you have a mailbox at the end of the driveway? If so, give it some personality with an upgrade. Shop around for a unique style to add a playful touch to your home’s exterior. Alternatively, splurge on a high-quality custom mailbox crafted from hardwood or wrought iron. This can add a touch of luxury that won’t be overlooked by your guests and neighbors.
Swap out your house numbers.
Upgrading your house numbers will provide another opportunity to add a little color or quirky style to your home. In addition, they’ll make it much easier to find your home, which can be a perk when you’re planning to put it on the market. A popular local choice for house numbers in Tucson is Mexican Talavera tiles, which boast bright colors and intricate designs.
Bring in some new life.
Don’t exclude the value of plant life when it comes to your curb appeal. Some fresh potted plants or garden bo
xes beneath your windows can breathe new life into your space. They can also attract friendly visitors like butterflies and hummingbirds! While you’re exploring new plants to add to your outdoor space, you might also eliminate unsightly weeds that can detract from the visual appeal of the space.
Replace exterior doors.
Just like replacing your windows, replacing exterior doors can both improve curb appeal and boost your home’s comfort and energy-efficiency. For front doors, your options may include solid wood, glass paneled wood doors, and fiberglass doors. The front door is yet another opportunity to get creative with colors in your exterior design or add details like frosted, tinted, or etched glass.
Add new lighting.
Curb appeal isn’t just for the daytime! Installing new lighting will ensure that your home looks great at any hour. Plus, lighting fixtures can still offer an artful touch to your space during the daytime. When installing lighting in your front yard, remember to include walkway lighting, security lights near the doors, and spotlights to highlight different features of the landscaping.
If windows and doors are part of your exterior remodeling plans to improve your curb appeal, call Crandell Glass & Aluminum today at (520) 512-5042. We’re happy to provide a free estimate for your residential project!