Why increase your Kelowna homes curb appeal? Not only will you make a good impression on the neighbors, but if you’re trying to sell your home, these affordable DIY curb appeal ideas are going to make a great first impression on potential homebuyers.
One of the toughest parts of having Kelowna real estate for sale is when the clients visit the home and the buyers refuse to get out of the car because they don’t like the way the home looks from the street. While the three rules to real estate in Kelowna might be â€œlocation, location and location it can be a tough sell no matter where it’s at when the front of the home looks like a haunted house.
Whether you’re in the market to sell your Kelowna home”or you just want to spruce up the front door with some affordable DIY home renovations”use the following five ideas for increasing your home’s curb appeal and make your home more attractive and valuable in the process.
One Day Front Door Makeover
If you’re looking to spend as little time and money as possible”yet still make a huge impact on your homes curb appeal”than nothing is easier than dressing up your front door with a little paint and polish. While a little paint can make a big splash of change to a front door, updating materials like front entry knobs, locks and hardware are all affordable and easy DIY projects that can take just a few hours to complete, yet leave a huge impression that can last for years to come.
Symmetrical displays around the front entryway are a great way to dress up any porch on the cheap. Simple materials like potted plants, sconce lighting fixtures or even rocking chairs set on both sides of a front doorway help create eye-catching accents that are just as pleasing to the homeowner as to potential homebuyers. Other more time consuming front door renovations like door sidelights can add the perfect touch of symmetry to a front entryway without breaking the bank in the process.
Front Door Window Inserts
You can easily turn your boring old front door into a work of art in just a few hours with the addition of a window insert. These beautiful glass door inserts can be installed into any new or existing door with ease. They also come in a huge variety of colors, sizes, shapes and materials so no matter what your tastes or your budget, you’ll be sure to find the perfect window insert to help increase curb appeal. And because front door window inserts are one of the easiest and fastest home renovations to do yourself, it won’t cost you a fortune or take up weeks of your time to have an elegant entryway.
Something that’s often not appreciated when you’re getting your home ready to sell is outdoor lighting. Just because potential homebuyers aren’t coming to visit during the night doesn’t mean that this simple curb appeal feature doesn’t get noticed. With just a few well-placed landscape low-voltage lights, you’ll be able to increase your home’s curb appeal as well as increase its security after the sun sets.
Mailbox Makeover Magic
With a little sweat equity, homeowners can significantly increase curb appeal and selling power by simply replacing their dated and worn mailbox with something potential homebuyers are sure to notice. Hanging drop boxes can match or contrast the color of the front door to create a unique entryway accent. Even if a roadside mailbox is still in good shape, a few flowering shrubs around the base can really bring it to life. And that’s not only going to increase your curb appeal”it might make the postal carrier happy too!
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