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5 easy ways to create curb appeal on a budget

First impressions matter - especially in the real estate industry. Your property's exterior sets the stage for what’s inside. Any real estate agent will tell you that curb appeal is a huge factor when it comes to selling your home

It can be hard to pinpoint exactly what makes a particular property so much more appealing than the one next to it.

The trick? Colour, contrast, balance and a bit of TLC.

Boosting your curb appeal can be a lot easier and quicker than you might expect. 

We’ve compiled a list of 5 quick and easy things you can do to boost your properties curb appeal:

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#1 Tidy, Tidy, Tidy

The first step in preparing your home’s facade is to make sure it’s neat and tidy. Remove any shoes, sporting equipment or other unnecessary items from the entrance. Give everything a thorough clean, including windows, doors, gutters, pathways and fencing. A clean and tidy front entrance gives the perception of a well-maintained home.

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#2 Paint the front door 

Inject some colour and interest to your exterior by painting the front door. Opt for a bold colour that compliments your home’s style and existing colour scheme. A fresh lick of paint can be totally transformative!

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#3 Upgrade old hardware

Don’t underestimate the power of the little exterior details such as your door handles, house number and mailbox. Swapping damaged or dated hardware is a simple and inexpensive update that will create a fresh, contemporary look and feel.

#4 Create symmetry 

Symmetry is pleasing to the eye, however, not all properties were built with balance in mind. It can be easy to create a faux symmetry effect and increase your curb appeal through the use of certain decor or furniture pieces. Matching potted plants placed either side of your front door are a quick and simple way of making a property seem more symmetrical than it is.

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#5 Look after your garden

Many homeowners overlook the importance of garden maintenance and it could be the biggest game changer when it comes to your exterior. A well-kept, attractive front garden is guaranteed to uplift your home. Trim any shrubs and hedges, mow your lawn and pressure clean any hardscaping. A bit of work in this area will be well worth it!

For more detailed and bespoke advice on how to style your home, contact one of our Senior Stylists on 9417 7193.

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