Home Improvements That Add Value and Curb Appeal

Home Improvements That Add Value and Curb Appeal

If you plan to put your home on the market soon, it’s in your best interest to make some home improvements first so you can command an even higher price in this hot market. Sellers should do all they can to make a great first impression on buyers as they drive up to the home.

One of the best ways to ensure curb appeal is to have attractive landscaping. This shows people that your home is well-maintained. So, give the lawn a mow, prune back shrubbery, add some mulch, and plant a bunch of perennials or annuals. Here are some more helpful tips.

1.    Add Stone Veneer to Your Home

You can enjoy a 97 percent ROI from adding a stone veneer on the front of your home. Just replacing a 300-square-foot band of vinyl siding from the bottom part of your street-facing facade costs about $9,500 but you can recover almost all of that at resale.

2.    Replace Your Door With Steel

Replace your existing entry door with a steel one, giving you up to a 91 percent ROI. Potential buyers will appreciate the added security, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and cold-blocking benefits of a metal door.

3.    Replace Your Garage Door

A new garage door will practically pay for itself, with a 95 percent ROI.  Not only will this improve the overall look of your property, it will add energy efficiency, convenience and safety to your home.

4.    Touch Up the Paint

Who says you have to spend a ton of money repainting the whole house? When prepping for sale, just touch up any spots of flaking paint or chips, or simply paint the trim and front door.   Go bold with a buttery yellow, forest green or powder blue, which will really pop against a neutral background.

5.    Pressure Wash Your Deck and Vinyl Siding

A good cleaning of your exteriors will do wonders for your curb appeal. You probably don’t even realize how dirty your deck and siding are until you pressure wash them.

6.    Redo Your Walkway


If the walkway leading up to your house is just a boring concrete slab, or you have bricks or pavers that are crumbling or broken, redo the walkway to give it some life. After all, this is what people will see first when they pull up. Plus, it should be a safe area for them to walk on. You don’t want anyone tripping when on your property. Try adding light, flat flagstones or colorful pavers bordered by a darker color.

As you can see, there are many creative ways you can add curb appeal and value to your property before selling your home!

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