Is There a Connection Between Curb Appeal and Home Values?

Is There a Connection Between Curb Appeal and Home Values?

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There’s a  connection between curb appeal and your home’s value

exterior photo of home

Source: Photo by Aubrey Odom on Unsplash

Guest Author:  Emma Joyce

When trying to boost the value of their home – it doesn’t matter if they’re trying to sell it or simply make it look nicer – most people focus on the obvious spaces: the kitchen, the master bedroom, and the bathroom. These areas attract the most people and investing time and money in them makes the most sense. However, these aren’t the only spaces in your home that deserve your attention, and one of those that truly do is your outdoor area. Your curb appeal says a lot about your home and it can make or break your potential sale. So, if you’re trying to boost the value of your home by fixing your curb appeal, here are a few things you should know.

Start by focusing on your landscape

Whether you’re selling your home or beautifying it, starting with the landscape is the right thing to do. Your home doesn’t have to look perfect or have the most expensive outdoor treatment, but if it’s equipped with a patch of grass in front of it, it’s going to look much more expensive and visually stunning. This is crucial when selling your property and trying to appeal to potential buyers, which is why landscaping is so important.

Doing this won’t be easy, though, and you’ll probably have to invest quite a lot of time, energy, and patience into making your landscape as beautiful as possible. If you manage to do so, the value of your home might easily improve more than you can imagine, up to 10% or even 15%, according to researchers and experts. Such a boost in value makes this entire process worth it, so start taking care of your landscape right now!

Think about the driveway and the garage

There are lots of different homeowners out there, and when it comes to parking their car and protecting it against different weather conditions, they have different needs and ideas. Some insist on having a garage attached to their home so that they can park their car there and always know it’s completely safe. Others don’t mind parking in the street and hoping for the best.

However, some use their driveway as a parking spot, which is why they don’t mind spending their time spicing up the driveway. This makes their life a lot easier and simpler, but it also affects the value of their home as well. Homes with driveways and garages are worth much more than those that have no parking available, so think about your car as well and find different ways to protect it.

Spice up your fence

Again, different people have different opinions when it comes to the fence, and while some have no problem having no fence, others need a barrier between their property and their neighbor’s. Therefore, you need to think about fencing as well and make sure you’ve found the perfect solution that works for you aesthetically and financially.

Luckily, doing this is easier than you think. With so many different options out there, you shouldn’t have a problem finding a fence that suits you and takes the visual appeal of your home to the next level. Also, if you manage to find the safest fencing products out there, you’ll invest in the overall protection of your home, which will also boost its value and make it more desirable than ever.

Find the best solution for the exterior

One of the most important tasks on season two of HGTV’s Rock the Block was spicing up the exterior. This was announced at the beginning of the season and contestants had weeks and weeks to create the best exterior they could. Ultimately, this was a huge factor when it came to the appraisal of their homes, which shows us that exteriors are more important than most of us imagine.

So, whether you’re selling your home or not, investing in your exterior is a great idea. Sometimes, even a simple wash can mean a lot, and you can complete this project on your own. In other situations, you may need to update your exterior, add some new elements, or repaint the entire house, but it’s still a great choice for the overall price of your property.

Boosting the value of your home isn’t easy, but it’s certainly doable if you know what to focus on. So, start with these projects and keep discovering other effective ideas that can mean a lot in the long run!

About the Author:  Emma Joyce is an interior design blogger who likes to explore different styles and write about new trends. She is always on the hunt for different ways to update her home and inspire everyone who is looking for a way to update theirs. Emma hopes to own a house by the sea one day and turn it into her little resort.