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5 Ways to Increase your Curb Appeal in Niagara

Posted by Terence Davids on May 12, 2015 9:15:00 AM
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A white picket fence might not be for everyone, but there’s no denying that a well-manicured property is pleasing to the eye.

Luscious greenery, bright potted plants and a clean pathway will certainly add style to the exterior of your home! 

Increasing your curb appeal is a great way to sell your Niagara home quickly.  So with that in mind, here are 5 ways to increase your curb appeal in Niagara:

Tweet: A white picket fence might not be for everyone, but there’s no denying that a well-manicured property is pleasing to the eye.

1. Prune & Trim

Overgrown shrubs, trees and plants make the outside of your home look disheveled. So pull out the pruning shears, put on your gardening gloves and get to work!

Putting off this type of maintenance can result in branches obscuring windows which can make your home appear smaller and reduce the amount of natural light that gets inside.

Walkways should be tidied up to make a clear path for potential buyers.

Be sure to pull out any dead twigs, leaves and weeds. Dying shrubs or plants with signs of drought are definite curb appeal killers.

 

2. Add Colour - Add Character

Why not take a trip to your local nursery and pick up some colourful annuals that are not only in season, but blooming? Adding a burst of colour is like giving your garden a facelift!

Fill in your flower beds with some cedar mulch too. It will not only look great, but smell incredible!

And don’t forget to keep up with mowing your lawn.You never know when someone will do a drive-by.

 

3. Hardly Just Hardscape

While this option can be a little more expensive, the payoff is totally worth it. Adding pavers, walkways and garden borders will give your property's landscaping a polished look.

Landscaping stores have a great selection of gorgeous rocks to use for garden edging and retaining walls. Your home will be the envy of the neighbourhood.

 

4. No Drab Doors

Your doorway has to look appealing! Since it's the entranceway to your home, it has the ability to a make or break that first impression.

If it needs an update, consider painting it.  Whether you choose an inviting colour to draw people in, or a bold colour to make a statement, painting the door is a less expensive alternative to replacing it.

Another smart idea to improve this focal point is to change out the fixtures and replace them with new handles.

For the finishing touches, add house numbers and update lighting to create a more modern look.

 

5. Refresh Your Windows

If your windows are looking a little worn, and it's not in the budget to replace them, you can paint the trim, add shutters and even hang a windowbox or two filled with cheerful flowers.

And don't forget to keep your windows clean inside and out. This simple housekeeping trick alone can make them look like new!

These are simple steps to increase your curb appeal without breaking the bank.

 

Open House Ready

Finally, while you're thinking about how to increase your curb appeal, remember to tackle one job at a time. Tweet this >>

You want to impress potential Niagara buyers with how beautiful your home is from the moment they see it.

Keeping your property clean, tidy and uncluttered is sure way to stand out from the rest of the houses on the block, and on the market, ensuring that SOLD sign will be hanging on your lot in no time!

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