Maximize your home value by increasing your curb appeal -- this blog provides 5 helpful tips to help maximize your home value

Maximize your Home’s Value: How To Improve Your Curb Appeal

If you’re like most homeowners, you want to see the value of your home go up. The market value is certainly important, but a home’s value should also include the enjoyment it brings to your life.

The first impression people will have when they visit to your home depends on the curb appeal. To maximize your home’s value, it needs to have a welcoming and appealing exterior.
This blog will provide a 5 tips for improving and boosting curb appeal.

  1. Assess and Address Immediate Repairs
  2. Start by assessing your home from the street. Note any obvious issues like peeling paint, damaged siding, or broken fixtures. If you noted any damage from your initial assessment, whether interior or exterior, this is the time to address it. Immediate repairs not only improve aesthetics but also prevent future damage. You can prevent potential health hazards such as mold growth when making exterior repairs to siding, roofs, and walls that have holes or are cracked.

    Repairing damages will increase the value of your home, and it will also make a huge difference in how your property is perceived from the street. So, before you begin cosmetic changes or place your house on the market, be sure to fix any potential damage to the exterior or interior of your home.

    Our building process includes a 12-month warranty on our Semi-Custom homes. So if there are any repairs needed after move-in, you can easily reach out to our warranty coordinator or submit warranty requests in your homeowner portal, and we’ll make those repairs for you!

  3. Improve the Landscaping
  4. Improving the landscaping of a property can have numerous benefits. By adding an attractive array of plants, flowerboxes, and trees, the space can become a beautiful oasis that can be enjoyed by both the inhabitant and visitors. This can also increase the value of the property as well.

    Additionally, improving the landscaping can also provide environmental benefits. By strategically planting trees and other plants, you can reduce noise pollution and improve air quality, while also providing much-needed shade to sunny areas. Along with adding color and beauty to the area, the plants can also help to absorb water and reduce soil erosion.
    Our landscapers carefully plan and design stunning landscapes for our Move-in Ready Homes that can be enjoyed for many years to come.

  5. Add a Splash of Color to Your Home
  6. One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to make a big impact on your property’s appearance is by adding color. Adding paint to your home’s exterior can help make it stand out from the crowd, while also boosting its curb appeal.
    You can add color to your front door or garage door to draw attention from passers by. The color you choose should match the rest of your house or be complementary to it.
    For example, if your home is brown and tan, adding a bright red door would be out of place. However, if you have a white house with black shutters, painting the front door green would complement both colors nicely.

    Our design team creates beautifully neutral move-in ready homes that are the perfect base for your decore and touch of color! Not only can you easily add a splash of color and character to your home, but you can also boost your curb appeal, so long as you meet your local community guidelines!

  7. Utilize Visual Effects to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
  8. If you’re looking for an easy way to increase your home’s curb appeal, utilize visual effects around your property. Visual effects are any visual design element that can be added to your home’s exterior without the need for major construction or renovation.

    Here are some ways to create visual interest and make your home stand out:

    • Seating Area: Adding a bench or a small outdoor seating area can make the front of your house more inviting.
    • Architectural Details: Consider adding shutters, new door handles, or decorative stonework to enhance architectural features.

    You can also create beautiful focal points with exterior lighting or add fencing that will serve as a great boundary along property lines.

  9. Preventative Measures for Longevity
  10. Participating in preventative measures is crucial for homeowners as it protects both the structural integrity and curb appeal of their property. Regular maintenance goes a long way in preserving curb appeal:

    • Seal Driveways and Walkways: Protect them from weather damage and cracks by sealing every few years.
    • Regular Inspection: Have a professional periodically check your home’s exterior for issues that may not be immediately obvious but could lead to bigger problems.

    This proactive approach saves money over time, enhances property value, and ensures the home remains a safe and attractive place to live.

These choices will help your home stand out from the rest of the properties on the street and are excellent for an home owner looking to maximize their home’s value.

Curb appeal is all about first impressions, so take care when making renovations. Conduct research, think of ways to appeal to potential buyers, and be mindful and thoughtful of your home’s exterior while you are improving it. Hopefully this blog has given you some good ideas on how to improve and boost curb appeal of your home!