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Improving the curb appeal of your property can nudge up its asking value and impress houseguests. Here are a few tips for how to make that happen:

Give the front door a makeover
Your house’s main entrance is on the front lines of first impressions, and giving it a facelift can work wonders for the exterior look. Consider repainting it in a fresh and vibrant colour as well as replacing the handle and lock fixtures. If no amount of paint is going to make the door look better, then consider replacing it altogether.

Plant flowers liberally
Nothing is as cost-effective as planting flowers when it comes to boosting curb appeal. Plant them in flower boxes, along footpaths or in full-on flower beds. To make life easier for yourself, plant perennials so that you don’t have to go through the full replanting repertoire every year. Also, minimise the need for care and upkeep by finding out which plants fare best in your climate and location.

Clean the windows
It’s easy to focus only on those windows through which people inside the house are likely to look through. When it comes to cleaning them, there are often panes of glass that are at least partially – if not completely – overlooked. Giving all of the windows a thorough exterior cleaning from time to time is going to make the house sparkle and shine, which is sure to catch the eye of passers-by.

Install exterior lighting
There are several affordable but effective ways that you can use exterior lights to boost your home’s curb appeal. If you have recently reworked the front door or porch, a spotlight can draw attention to this new highlight. Likewise, small garden lights nicely accentuate footpaths and flower gardens.

Follow the above tips, and you’re likely to start getting more compliments on your home than ever before. You’ll become the envy of the neighbourhood.

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