Why You Want Good Curb Appeal
People are very good at making a snap decision about something. But that can be very costly for you when it comes to property. That snap decision could mean the difference between finding a buyer, sourcing a tenant, or not doing either!
We have actually heard of people driving up to a property, taking one look at the outside and then driving away because they didn’t like what they saw. They didn’t even bother to get out of their car. The inside of the home could have been immaculate. But because the outside didn’t impress them, they made a snap judgement that the interior wouldn’t either.
Aside from the fact that curb appeal can draw in potential buyers or tenants, it can make the home a nicer place to live. No one wants to walk up to their front door at the end of the day and be greeted by the sight of weeds in the garden or peeling paint on the door.
Curb appeal adds to the value of your home both monetarily, but also in comfort factor too.
How To Achieve Great Curb Appeal
There are some really simple things that you can do to increase the curb appeal of your home…
1: Get Some Green: Plants, trees and flowers are an easy and effective way to make the exterior of your home look great. Make sure you keep your lawn mowed and tidy also.
2: Paint Your Front Door: Create a pop of colour and interest at the front of your house by painting your front door a bold colour. Just make sure your bold colour choice complements the rest of your exterior colours.
3: Clean Your Gutters: Not only does this make your house look great, but it ensures all rainwater is funnelled away from the property as it should be. This reduces the risk of leaks and water damage to the home
4: Define A Path: Having a clearly defined path to your door makes your home look more welcoming. You can define the area by using different materials like pavers or stone, or simply add lights or plants to guide the way to your door.
5: Update Your Mailbox: If your mailbox has seen better days then you can update it for a more stylish look. Choose something that matches the style of your house for a cohesive look.
The Most Important Factor Of Street Appeal
All the plants and fancy mailboxes won’t make a difference if you don’t have this one curb appeal job nailed…
The exterior paint on your home.
If the paint is peeling and looks shabby, then it is an immediate turn off for everyone that looks at your home. And it can also compromise the quality of your property. Exterior paint is designed to protect the materials of your home from the weather. If the paint is peeling, then it allows water to seep in and potentially cause damage.
Plus, it is a super curb appeal killer!
Luckily, you can revitalise the exterior of your property with very little effort. That is because here at Jack, we can do it for you.
We recently completed an exterior paint job for a home in Mt Wellington. When we first got to the property, the paint was worn and peeling. But when we had finished, it looked like a brand new home.
Check out the results here….
So, if you are ready to supercharge the curb appeal at your place and protect your home for years to come, then get in touch with us here at Jack to discuss exterior painting or washing.
Drop us a line today.