They say that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But unfortunately, the same can’t really be said of homes. The outside of your home can make or break a deal when for potential buyers. So as well as the inside of the home being up to scratch, you need to think about the outside of the home too. It will make such a difference for potential buyers and put them in a good mood before they’ve even stepped into the home (always good when you’re trying to sell). So here are some ways to improve the look of your garden, or outside space, if it is looking a little worse for wear at the moment.
Make Sure Your Front Door Looks Good
It sounds so simple but can make all of the difference. It will be one of the first things people see, so it needs to be looking good. If the paint is faded or glass is cracked it can easily put people off it. So make some changes to it if you need to. A lick of paint might be all it needs, so it is an easy win really. It is also one of the areas that you can go a little wild with colour, so take advantage of that and make the front door really pop with colour.
Get Good Quality Furniture
When someone is looking round your house to buy it, they have to be able to imagine themselves in the home. The same goes for any outside space that you have. So set it up looking cosy and luxurious, just as much as you would for the inside of the home. It might be the case of getting a new table and chairs for the outside or just an outdoor sofa seat. You could give the feel of luxury and think about things like hot tubs for outside, but it will totally depend on your budget. Just remember to treat the outside of your home like another room of the house, so it doesn’t get forgotten about.
Clean Your Windows
Again, cleaning your windows is an easy win. But you’d be surprised just how many people neglect to get this small thing done before potential buyers come round. It makes everything look cleaner, from the inside and outside, as well as gives a good impression. If the house looks clean on the outside, it has got to look good on the inside, right?
Use a Pressure Washer
No matter how large or small the outside space is, a pressure washer can get it looking like new. You can use it on the actual house, as well as on tiles, patios, and driveways. It lifts off dirt and grime, as well as things like weeds and moss that might be starting to grow. It is a day’s job, and it will make the whole space look like new.
Are you thinking of putting your house up for sale anytime soon? Would love to hear if you have any other tips to add!