1 Take a look around – and up
Most new homeowners want to spend their money on furniture or kitchen appliances, not a new roof. So consider doing that before you sell. Despite the investment, a new roof adds great curbside appeal, and the best part is you can often transfer the roof’s warranty to the new homeowner.
2 Consider budget-friendly fixes
Painting old shutters, front porches, window boxes, doors and decks is really a no-brainer. To ensure your efforts aren’t in vain, prep the area properly and use the right paint products. Talk to an expert at your local paint store and transform a weary-looking exterior on an affordable budget. While you’re at it, look into having any broken glass replaced in windows, as well.
3 Go shiny & new
Hauling out the brass polish and using some elbow grease to brighten up your home’s exterior numbers, door handles and kickplates can create a big impact. If the house number is difficult to read from the street, think about replacing it. Take an honest look at your mailbox and either replace it, repair it or repaint it. Place a new mat and planter at your door, and you’ve instantly set a welcoming tone.
4 Maximize the space you have
If you’re lucky enough to have a front porch, transform it into an outdoor room. A few comfortable chairs, cushions, an outdoor rug and a side table instantly add square footage to your home. As a finishing touch, hang some drapes or blinds to create privacy.