They say to never judge a book by its cover, but when it comes to the housing market, first impressions really do count. Luckily, it doesn’t cost a fortune, nor does it take a huge amount of effort, to get your property looking its best from the outside. Approved by some of HGTV’s biggest fixer-uppers, here are some time and money-saving tips that will instantly add value to your home.
Add window boxes
If you don’t have much space at the front of your house for plants and flowers, then there’s an easy solution. Window boxes are a charming and cost-effective way to add some shrubbery to your home’s exterior. Go for painted wood if you want to give your place that chocolate-box feel.
Put out planters
Have the room for a little more greenery? Then why not add various different planters to make your property appear even more appealing. Large evergreens such as juniper, boxwoods and Hicks yew are particular favorites. Just don’t go overboard, or your front garden might start to resemble a jungle!
Buy a new front door
The front door is essentially the first thing that prospective buyers will see up, close and personal. So if yours has seen better days then you might want to think about investing in a brand-new one. And Property Brothers star Jonathan Scott recommends making as much impact as possible with your choice.
Upcycle your front door
If you don’t have the cash to splash on a new front door, then you can always just work with what you’ve got. Painting the entrance to your abode in a bold color is a simple way to make a great first impression. Also make sure that the doorknob and fixtures are in pristine condition.