Boosting Curb Appeal

When it comes to making a first impression when selling your home, the way your home’s exterior looks is arguably the most important. Here are 15 simple ways to attract buyers to your home with a huge boost in curb appeal from inexpensive touch-ups to expensive, larger projects.

  1. Painting your front door a bright complimentary colour.
  2. Creating a unique frame around your front door.
  3. Installing a whole new door.
  4. Build a front porch.
  5. Remove all high maintenance plants and trees and replace with beautiful, eye-catching plants that look neat and require less human attention to thrive.
  6. Add or re-do a flower bed with low maintenance flowers.
  7. Fertilize the grass to get it into the best, most green condition possible, while also addressing and pulling out any weeds.
  8. Repave your driveway to remove any cracks or discoloration.
  9. Update the exterior finish of your home, or give it a new coat of paint.
  10. Replace or paint your garage door.
  11. Update the house numbers on the outside of your gate or wall.
  12. Paint your exterior wall and gate.
  13. Add some unique outdoor lighting and potted plants.

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find everything you need to boost curb appeal close to home.

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