The start of spring is the perfect time to boost the curb appeal of your home. It’s also the perfect time for a little bit of spring cleaning! And no, that doesn’t mean you have to break out your vacuum. Below, the Overhead Door Company of Omaha has listed 7 projects to make your home more eye-catching and more valuable. Keep reading to find out how.
Numbers on the Board
Have you ever been to a new neighborhood and had difficulty finding the home you’re looking for. Google Maps is letting you down and none of the houses have clearly-labeled numbers. Don’t be that house. There are so many interesting options on today’s market that there’s no need to stick to a drab wooden slab with small numbers. Whether modern, made of metal, neon or surrounded by grass, pick an address plaque that will set you apart from every other house on the block.
Paint It (Anything But) Black
Refresh any part of your home with a brand new coat of paint. Painting your home’s exterior can increase its value up to 5%. Even smaller items — shutters, light fixtures, even patio furniture — become far more eye-catching when bathed in a new veneer of matte or high-gloss. If you are really trying to make an impact, consider a bright pop of color. Additionally, adding a splash of color is an easy garage door tune-up.
If you already like the color of your home but are still looking for a refresh, consider powering washing. Using a high-powered stream of water, you or a professional can strip your home of its winter grime. While you’re at it, do the same to your driveway. Removing stains and leftover salts from the winter will make your concrete look like new and help to extend its life.
Knockin’ on a Heavenly Front Door
What’s the one thing on your home that everyone interacts with? Your doorknob of course! For less than $50, you can purchase a new knob and knocker that will have everyone talking. You also want something to compliment your new paint job.
Show off your green thumb by adding hanging flower boxes to your windows. The extra pop of greenery will instantly make your home look more hospitable and you look like a professional botanist. Make sure to measure everything in great detail before you start building and think about what type of flowers would complement the outside of your home as the species will dictate how many holes you will need to allow it to retain the necessary amount of water.
Fix Your Driveway
A smooth, even driveway is one of the best way you can improve your home’s curb appeal. Imagine, a freshly-paved pathway of gorgeous concrete guiding the eye to all the other updates you’ve made to the front of your home.
Add a New Garage Door
With the exception of adding a new kitchen, a new garage door has the biggest impact on increasing the value of your home. Contact the Overhead Door Company of Omaha to learn about the newest style or download the DoorView app to check out what your dream garage door would look like.