The outside of your house is the first thing people see as they drive up to your home. The condition of the outside of your house can make a good impression or a bad one. If you’re selling your house, you obviously want the outside to appeal to potential buyers. The more interest there is in your house, the greater possibility of selling at a higher price. One of the easiest ways to increase curb appeal is to paint the outside of your house. Here are a few things to consider:
Paint the Exterior of the House
Painting the entire exterior of your house can seem overwhelming and expensive, but it can be worth it. If it’s been years since the house has been painted and power-washing doesn’t do the trick in making it look bright and clean again, painting is an option you should seriously consider. A freshly painted home is going to make a better impression on people than a house that looks like it’s seen better days. Painting the house can also give you added benefits to share with potential buyers, such as protection from algae, rain, and rot. By hiring a reputable painting company, you will get a professional painting job and the right materials for the surface of your house.
Paint the Front Door
If painting the entire exterior of your house isn’t an option due to money or time, painting the front door is the second best option. The front door is used often, so it likely has chips and dirt from years of use. Painting the door will not only make it look new, but add a pop of color to your home. Potential buyer’s eyes will be drawn to the freshly painted door. Use a color that compliments the rest of the exterior of your home. In addition to painting the front door, you can paint the window trim, gutters, and garage door. Together, these will cost less time and money than painting the entire exterior but can still spruce up your house in a noticeable way.
Paint the Fence
The fence surrounding your home is one of the first things potential buyers will see and pass by as they approach your house. A fence that looks unmaintained won’t make a good impression. If there are any broken slats on the fence, you want to have them fixed. Painting the fence white is a nice option for more traditional homes, but works with many styles of houses. A white fence gives off a cozy feeling and the image of the perfect house. White works especially well if the trim of your house is white. Try to match the fence color to that of the exterior of your house.
By painting the exterior sections of the exterior of your house, you can add to its curb appeal and not only attract the attention of potential buyers but potentially increase the price of your house. Curb appeal is just as important as the interior of your home as it sets the tone for how people feel as they walk up and enter.