You wouldn’t walk into a job interview wearing wrinkled, dirty clothes, would you? You’d make a terrible first impression!
The exterior of your home gives viewers a first impression, too. Whether you’re new to the neighborhood, thinking of selling, or simply comparing your home to your neighbors’ it’s important to think about the impression you’re making.
It’s not just for bragging rights, either. If you plan on selling your home in the future, you can entice the right buyers and get a better sale price if your home is attractive.
You don’t have to spend a lot to improve the look of your home. There is one thing you do need to invest in, though: your home’s cleanliness.
Why Cleanliness Matters Most of All
Consider your home’s exterior. Is there clutter in your entryway or yard? Are your gutters full of leaves? Are your windows dirty? Has your trim started flaking off? Are there weeds poking through the cracks in the driveway? Are any of your surfaces oil-stained or dingy?
When it comes to curb appeal, cleanliness goes a long way. You don’t have to have the fanciest home on the block, but you do have to have a yard that’s well-manicured and a patio or driveway that gleams.
That’s why first thing we recommend is getting your siding, driveway, front porch, and roof in the best condition possible. You can rent a power washer and clean your surfaces yourself, but there are risks that go along with that method, including the risk of damaging your property. A better option that lasts longer and goes beyond cleaning to sanitize your surfaces is SoftWashing.
Five Inexpensive Tips for Increasing Curb Appeal
Once your property is clean and sanitized, there are a few more little things you can do to really make your home shine.
(1) Replace Dated Hardware
Your house numbers, door knobs, knockers – even your mailbox – can all be updated with modern-looking fixtures. This is a quick and easy fix that can go a long way toward making your home look visitor-ready.
(2) Paint Your Front Door and Trim
Your home may not need a brand new exterior. Oftentimes, a fresh coat of paint on the trim and a new shade for your front door is all it takes to make the colors on your home really stand out.
(3) Add a Little Extra Decoration
Some added decoration, like a new doormat, a wreath, or some potted plants in your entryway can take your home from bargain basement to Martha Stewart in no time.
(4) Pay Attention to the Landscaping
Weeds are such a turn-off, aren’t they? If you spend a little time (and elbow grease) tidying up your garden, it will pay off.
(5) Light It UP
Exterior lighting matters just as much as exterior decoration. Make sure your lighting is up-to-date and fully functioning. Landscape lighting is an option as well.
Maverick Can Help Spruce Up Your Property
At Maverick SoftWash, we don’t simply clean your property. We offer sanitized surfaces that last longer than power washing. We also provide services like gutter cleaning and holiday light installation. Let us help you increase the curb appeal of your home. Our representatives are happy to answer your questions.