6. Gutters and roofing
Clean your roof. You will be surprised how dirty roof tiles and tin can get. If your budget can stretch to a new roof it will freshen up your home and do wonders for your curb appeal. Also check gutters and downpipes for any paint scraps and broken pieces. You may also want to repaint or replace these along with the roof.
7. Cleaning, cleaning windows
Windows look sad when they are dirty so make sure you clean them regularly inside and out. And all curtain linings and blinds should match when seen from the street or the driveway.
Replace old and dingy door knobs (including the garage door and side gates) and front porch light fixtures. You may not need to buy new ones or a good old polish might do the trick, but replacing them won’t break the bank and will make a powerful first impression.
Store all yard equipment including children’s toys away from the front entrance and try and find a new place for the bins so they are not on display out front.
Lastly – to keep your home in tip top shape home maintenance work is necessary. Just like a regular oil change and service for your car, keeping up with regular maintenance helps keep your home in a good state of repair and maximizes value and comfort – not to mention future headaches and wasted money down the track. A little TLC goes along way.
Achieving curb appeal is not very difficult, nor does it have to be very costly. Assuming your roof, gutters, etc… are not in obvious need of repair, most of your efforts will be focused on cosmetics.