If you own a house, you want to present it in the best possible light. Attention to curb appeal—the view people have of your home from the street—can enhance your property's aesthetic appearance and make it more marketable if you are trying to sell it. According to the Ottawa Citizen, curb appeal is one of the top features influencing home buyers.
Ramping up curb appeal doesn't have to mean making pricey investments and undertaking major renovations. Small steps can make a big difference. Read on for some ideas.
Start with essential repairs
A house in disrepair will always look less attractive. Start by tackling small issues, like fixing broken fences and replacing damaged door knobs. Chipped and peeling paint is another eyesore that you can fix yourself with a fresh coat of color. Redfin suggests opting for light, neutral shades, which have more mass appeal than bolder hues.
Give the exterior a deep clean
Over time, the exterior of your home gets dirty due to dust and pollen. Harsh Canadian winters can also take a toll, causing issues like salt stains on siding. Clean the exterior of your home to make it look new. A thorough cleaning will include the siding, gutters, porch, and front steps.
Polish your windows