Budget-Conscious Ways to Elevate Your Home's Curb Appeal
The weather has changed and Spring time is officially here in Sacramento. Home prices and interest rates are rising, which has many homeowners looking for quick, inexpensive ways to boost the value and appeal of their homes.
Clean It Up!
The first step to overhauling the front of your house is to give it a good scrub down. A soapy bucket with a scrub brush like you use on your car works just fine. To give it a deep clean, power washers can be rented inexpensively from your local home improvement store. Pressure washing can brighten your house's paint job and rejuvenate concrete, giving you that new look without the price.
Check the Roof
Make sure your roof is in good shape. Home buyers and real estate appraisers are aware of costly roof repairs that might come up in the near future. Prevent the issue inexpensively by replacing broken tiles on your tile roof. If you are thinking about going solar, do your roof at the same time! You won't have to worry about your roofing again, and you'll save money by doing the two projects together.
Make it Homey, Inside and Out
Making your front space inviting and appealing is an important factor to increasing the likability of your property. A front yard makeover doesn't necessarily mean a total landscaping redo. Rejuvenate your porch or extended front yard with some inexpensive outdoor furniture and a splash of color. Container plants can also warm up your front yard without the time or expense of re-landscaping.
Simple, inexpensive tasks like weeding, adding new mulch, pruning excess growth can all bring new life to your front yard. Turn it into a home do-it-yourself project by reusing materials like galvanized pipe, glass bottles, and cinder blocks to edge planter boxes for a free, green way to add appeal.