Six Home Improvements – Instantly Make Your Home More Inviting
When it comes to making over your home, there are plenty of things that can be done, with varying levels of difficulty. Many improvements can not only be completed quickly, they will have an immediate effect on your home’s appeal. Below are six such things you can do to help your home look as welcoming as it feels.
1. Fix the Face
Keeping the outside of your home clean is an often overlooked necessity. In fact, realtors say the simple act of washing a house can raise the price $10,000 to $15,000, all for the cost of soap and water or a power washer rental. Don’t forget the windows and garage door!
2. Freshen Up the Paint
If washing your home revealed that the paint is dingy or peeling, consider touching up the paint job. After all, the outside of your home is the first part people see. Your best bet is to match the paint you already have, then take a sample to a local paint store and ask them to match it. Make sure to include doors and windows on the to-paint list.
3. Repair the Roof
Again, one of the first things people notice is the condition of your roof. Absent, curling, or shabby shingles make a home look extremely run-down, especially if your neighbors maintain their roofs. If your roof is in good condition, it may be a good idea to have it professionally cleaned. Most things look more inviting when not caked in dirt.
4. Groom the Garden
Greening up the grass, replanting bare spots, and keeping the lawn mowed makes a home look manicured and well-cared for, for only a small investment and some manual labor. More in-depth landscaping is always an option as well– planting flowers or putting down mulch is a great way to add a pop of color and make a home seem more warm and lively.
5. Ditch the Drab Door
A quick and relatively inexpensive way to glam up your house is to pick out a new door. A gorgeous stained glass mosaic window, a fun color, or simply a new look in general can be just what your home needs to look more charming.
6. Mend the Mailbox
Lots of people neglect their mailboxes, but cleaning it up after years of abuse from the elements or replacing it with a gorgeous new one are great ways to add some pizzazz to your home. Give your mail box or slot a face-lift with a fresh coat of paint and new numbering, or head to a home improvement store and pick up a new one.
Many of these fixes can be done alone in a couple afternoons’ worth of work, and will give your home a new lease on life. If making your home more attractive and appealing is your prerogative, try these quick projects!
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