You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The exterior appearance of your house sets the tone for the entire home. Making the effort to spruce up the outside will pay off big dividends as you look to increase its value. Here are four exterior design features that increase the value of the home.
Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders to boost the exterior appearance of your home and increase its value. Repainting the home will freshen up the tired-looking facade and make the house stand out. Be sure to not go overboard with the color choices. Choose neutral colors such as beige or gray so that they appeal to everyone. If you want to add a pop of color, it is better to include it in the trim and make sure that the shade complements the neutral base. You also want to make sure that the colors that you choose blend seamlessly with the roof.
Roofing Ridges and Valleys
Adding distinguishing elements to your roof such as ridges and valleys will make the house stand out. Not only do these features improve curb appeal, but they can have implications for your roof’s weatherproofing. This makes adding ridges and valleys to your roof a no-brainer when looking to upgrade the exterior of your home.
White Vinyl Shutters
There is nothing classier than the look of white vinyl shutters on the front of a home. White vinyl shutters convey a traditional and homey look, perfect for when you want to impress prospective buyers. Adding this exterior feature will add a touch of brightness while also making the house feel more like a home.
A good pressure wash can go a long way in rejuvenating the exterior of the home. You likely will not realize how dirty your driveway and roof is until you pressure wash it. If the paint is in good condition, you can even pressure wash the exterior of the home to brighten it up. You can either pay somebody to do this for you or you can even rent a pressure washer and do it yourself with little effort.
In order to encourage prospective buyers to consider your home, the exterior needs to make a good first impression. With the right TLC and additions, you can make your home sparkle and shine while increasing its overall value.
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