Is It Time Your Home Got A Face Lift?
The appearance of a home is critical. According to estate agents, a home with a grubby exterior can fetch up to 10 percent less when it goes to market, all because of the bad impression it creates. That said, doing up your home is expensive. Not everybody has $10,000 to spend on sprucing things up.
The good news is that you don’t have to spend a lot of money to make a big difference. Here are some ways to give your home a fresh appearance without paying through the nose.
Update Your Walls
Painting on exterior walls can give a house character, but as painting contractors know all too well, paint can also reflect the age of your home. Whitewash houses painted after the second world war are looking a little worse for wear these days.
The great thing about painting is that it has the ability to cover up all manner of evils, including scrapes, scuffs, and bird droppings. Different shades of exterior paint will have dramatically different effects on the way that your house appears from the outside, so don’t be afraid to play around with colors. Depending on where you live, you could choose blue, lilac or even green.
When choosing paint, opt for low-VOC, since this is the least expensive and the most eco-friendly.
Polish The Roof
Roofs get a bad rap. They’re directly exposed to the elements, and over time, they can end up looking rather worse for wear. The bad news is that you probably won’t be able to take care of the roof yourself, thanks to the risk of falling and hurting yourself. But the good news is that giving it a good polish usually costs less than $300 – well worth it if you’re looking to sell your home.
While you’re having work done up there, take the chance to fix other issues that might affect the selling price of your home. These include things like covering up holes, applying anti-rust solutions and so on. Once you’ve had the roof cleaned, you’ll be amazed at what a difference it makes to the appearance of your house. Suddenly it looks nearly new again!
Take The Front Door For An MOT
The front door of your home is the first thing that guests see when they come knocking. As a result, it’s important that it is looking its best. There’s no need to spend a fortune and buy a whole new door. Instead, you can easily repair the one you’ve got already, especially if it is made of wood. Look out for things like loose doorknobs and cracks on the surface.
To take things to the next level, you could add things like a brass door knocker or a new doorbell with a great ring. Repairing a door will set you back between $50 and $100.
Cut Back Those Weeds
Nobody wants to be greeted with overgrown weeds in their front garden. It’s a good idea, therefore, to cut back on ugly weeds wherever possible, as well as trim the hedges, rake away any dead leaves and cut the grass.
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