When you are in the process of selling your home or even just investing in upgrades your exterior home can often be forgotten. But in actuality, the exteriors are the first thing potential buyers notice when visiting your home and can be a deal breaker for them. So it is pretty much safe to say that the exterior area of your home counts and you want to make it as pleasing as possible, so here are some tips on how to go about adding more value to the outdoors of your home.
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Spice Up what’s Already There
Basically, when you are trying to freshen up the exteriors of your home you want to first begin with sprucing up what you already have. Start off cleaning the exterior walls with a pressure washer and perhaps using a fresh coat of paint to help accentuate them. Have the color palette match with the season in which you are re-doing your exterior look. Also replace or fix any accents in the front such as house numbers, porch amenities or even the front door.
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Add in Decorative Accents
Another great way to make your outdoor home really pop is to add in some accent pieces for all to enjoy; such as colorful planters or shrubbery, lawn or patio furniture with a bold color, or even some furniture for the porch. Home buyers, especially first time buyers really love the outdoors of the home because that is where they can picture themselves spending time with their growing family. You can even add in some luxury items like an outdoor kitchen, pool, fire pit with a cozy seating area etc.
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Lighting your Outdoor Home
Adding exterior lighting to your home will not only create an aesthetically attractive view but can also be used for guiding guest in the dark as well as for safety and security issues that might occur. Different homes will use automatic lighting to help with potential burglaries. A couple of wall sconces near the front door, lighting along the curb pathway, and exterior lighting near the patio should suffice for the outdoor lighting around your home.
Adding value to your outdoor home really doesn’t take that much effort. Sometimes it can be just a simple cleaning and removing of unwanted items or it can be as extensive as adding in a luxury pool. Make sure that when you feel that everything is in place to step out into the streets and take a look back at your home to see what others will see. Keeping in mind the objective is to help home buyers visualize themselves living in the home. So take a look at some of the tips above and see how they can help the exteriors of your home.
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