Your house value, unbelievably, lives outside the home rather than the inside. You could have the biggest kitchen with a huge island and a pantry that you can walk into, but if your house paint is, peeling and your gutters are overflowing on the outside? There is not one person who would be willing to invest in you. People do not just buy a house; they buy a future with the biggest purchase they could ever make.
If you want your house to have a decent value to it, you need to take care of it on the outside. Makeover the interiors as much as possible; change over the furniture and add crown molding, but do not forget the outside of the home. Trying to change your outside décor may be a little bit on the pricey side depending on how much you want to add or take away from the house. With these exterior design tips, you could add to your house value while saving your purse!
You can dramatically change the look of your home with a simple lick of paint. If your home is currently rocking a dark color, change that over by going for a cream or white color to brighten your entire house. Make sure you put a little money into the best airless paint sprayer out there so you can get an even color and have it done quickly. You also may find you use a little less paint, making savings on that, too!
2. Adding Shutters
Recycling wood from furniture or even checking out the local scrap and timber yards can add some character to your house. Sanding, painting and varnishing the wood down to make for beautifully unique shutters can give your home a new, rustic feel. The wood will not cost too much, especially if you go for scrap.
3. Reuse Paving
If you know someone who has recently pulled up a paved garden and have slabs left over that are ready to be taken to the dump, repurpose them! Grab a sledgehammer, smash those slabs into smaller pieces, and create a crazy paving path from the gate to the door. The small touch of homemade pathway can give a house something unique and raise the value. The leftover pieces of paving slab can be piled into wire cubes like these as an attractive outdoor feature.
4. Go Green
Not just with your plants, but adding solar panels to your home can make the whole house eco-friendly. It is an initial expense, sure, but the value it will add to your home will pay you back in the long term. Not only that, but you can save masses of money on your energy bills – so really, it is worth the investment!
The exterior of the home is where the money lays. It is the initial attraction for a buyer and if you slack on the outside, they will not be interested in the inside of the home and getting them over the front step is important to make that sale!