How to Boost Your Home’s Curb Appeal

The outside of your home is the first impression potential buyers receive. When selling your home, you want to add all of the curb appeal you can to your home. The outside of your home is a peak of what is to come on the inside. Follow these tips to boost your home’s curb appeal and attract more buyers.

repairing roof and gutters

Roof and Gutters

This might not be something you notice in seeing your home day after day, so carefully examine your roof and gutters. Replace any missing shingles, clean your gutters and reinforce any brackets.

Elegant house numbers on home.

House Numbers

This is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to significantly increase your home’s curb appeal. House numbers that are clearly visible and easy to read draw potential buyers more to your home. If your house numbers are old, worn or are just stickers replace them with new shiny modern numbers.

pressure washing a deck.

Pressure Wash

Pressure washing the siding, deck and even the driveway and walkways will really spruce up your home’s curb appeal. If you don’t own a pressure washer you can rent one from the local hardware store.

Plants and pumpkins decorate this attractive porch.


Add plants to your landscaping and porch. The added greenery and pop of colors will brighten up the outside of your home and make it stand out. You can do this by digging up a portion of your yard and planting an array of plants. For those with less of a green thumb, add some potted plants or a big fern hanging basket to the porch. Be sure to replace the mulch around your plants and flowers for a fresh look.

touch-up work performed on cottage door.


Repainting the front door and trim will enhance the look of your home. Update the mailbox and make sure it meets all of the city’s codes and standards. It’s also a good idea to update the porch lighting fixture.

Entrance porch decorated with antique bench.

Added Beauty

Place a fun welcome mat outside the front door and install a shiny new door knocker that matches your new house numbers. Depending on the time of year, new patio furniture on the front porch will add a nice touch of coziness that will entice potential buyers.

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