You’ve driven through enough neighborhoods to know that some homes are real head turners while others are on the plain side.
A home’s curb appeal is a large part of what makes it so desirable. We all want our homes to look nice, but curb appeal is even more important when it comes to selling a house.
Whether you’re planning to sell your Niagara Falls home or you just want to make it look as beautiful as possible, here are our top insider secrets to improving your home’s curb appeal.
- Pressure Wash Everything – Oftentimes a beautiful home exterior is hidden underneath a layer of dirt and grime. Pressure washing your entire house can bring back the beauty of your siding or paint, and it can make your home look new again. Don’t forget to wash the top-most parts of your house, too. They can be hard to reach, but they’re a real eyesore when they get dirty. Empty out the garage and pressure wash your garage floors, sidewalks and driveway. Put some extra work into cleaning the front door and entryway, since they usually get the most attention. Pro tip: you can rent a pressure washer from most home improvement stores!
- Add Some Color – Black and white houses are all the rage right now, but adding some pops of color will really make your house stand out. Layer some dark colored mulch in the flower beds and plant some flowers. Put a colorful wreath on your front door or add a fun doormat to your entry. Use window boxes to really spruce things up and show off your home’s curb appeal.
- Focus on Windows – Windows can make or break a home’s curb appeal. Beautiful windows can elevate an exterior exponentially, while terrible old windows are an instant eyesore. If your windows are in good condition, give them a thorough cleaning and you’re good to go. A quick coat of paint around your window’s frames might help outdated windows, but if the windows are in bad condition, your best bet is to replace them altogether.
- Update Light Fixtures – Not only is a poorly lit house an easy target for crime, it’s also a missed opportunity for curb appeal. A home with good lighting will turn heads even in the dark, while houses with old fixtures or burned-out lights will be easily missed. Updating the outside light fixtures is an inexpensive way to make a big impact on your home’s curb appeal.
WNY Home Buyers is Here
If your home’s curb appeal is lacking and you’re ready to sell, WNY Home Buyers is here to help! We buy homes in any condition, no curb appeal required. We pay cash for homes in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York, and the surrounding areas. When you sell to us, you pay no fees, no commissions, and we can close on any day you choose. Contact us to get your cash offer today!