When looking at ways to make a modular home nice, something called ‘curb appeal,’ there is more to it than adding value. The outside appeal of a home comes from thinking through how to create a look that improves a home’s aesthetic but also makes it sellable to someone who is perusing the market in search of a home. Learn more about how curb appeal is important to a home sale and what to do to increase the curb appeal for better sale value.
Light it Up
Often people overlook the outside lighting of their home when it comes to curb appeal. Stylish lighting provides function but also gives off a certain look. A warm, cozy feeling can be inviting while a cold, less inviting feeling may put people off. Invest in just a few lanterns or lights to give the feel of a soft space, rather than a cold one that seems dark or uninteresting.
Decorate the Outside
Furnishings are not just for the interior of a home. Exterior decorating is a real art form. The outside space is not just a go-between or ‘transitional space’ between outside and inside the home. To increase curb appeal means looking at how inviting it is to others and creating a more pleasant look and feel to the home as the first impression to potential buyers. Some key tips:
- Buy outdoor furniture and decorations for the porch
- Add some greenery if it is warm enough (small planter or hanging greens)
- Make sure lights on the porch work
- Add fixtures or fix wonky or broken ones for a better overall aesthetic
Remember, the exterior of a home is a preview to the interior space. Don’t neglect some attention to these little details that add curb appeal.
A simple, easy way to keep curb appeal up is to maintain the exterior lawn and space. Homeowners may neglect to see sore spots that are just the usual for them. It helps to clean gutters and cars. Every few weeks, make sure the porch and sidewalk are swept and kept clean. Make sure bushes are trimmed and clutter is stored away. Don’t pile things up on the outside of the home like garbage or recycling. Keep it as clean as if nobody was living there (at least the look of it).
Brains like the balance but also splashes of color. Think of it as a little jolt to the brain when some color pops out while driving by a home or coming up to have a look. Adding random pops of color in the shutters, on the door, or elsewhere, can really add interesting curb appeal to people who have probably seen a lot of neutral colors in their search. Good places to do this other than the shutters and door may include the mailbox, house numbers, or even the siding of the house.
Spending time in thought about how the home looks to others is hard but quality real estate professionals will help advise on the best way to do it. Homebuilders are also great at advising what people are looking for in the current market so if people want to make changes, they are current and on-trend with people are looking for in the marketplace.