Ron Pilgrim- Realty One Group

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You have your Brentwood home up for sale, the first thing your realtor tells you is to do what you can to spiff things up for good curb appeal. After all, your realtor knows how important it is to have good curb appeal. There is just one small problem, you spent a lot of money on getting other things fixed around the house and you don’t have a lot of money to spend on improving your curb appeal. Not to worry, there are plenty of inexpensive ways you can add to your curb appeal.

Glam Up the Front Door

Adding pizzazz to your home’s front entrance is a simple, low-cost way to up your curb appeal. You can paint your door an eye-catching color that coordinates with the rest of the house. You will want to find a color that contrasts without being an eyesore. Red is a nice color and will certainly capture attention.

You can take this a step further by also painting shutters or the trim of your home in the same color. Painting your trim gives the illusion that the entire house was painted. You also might want to consider painting the numbers on your home as well.

Updated Lights

A newly painted front door will garner a lot of attention, it will also spotlight your front porch light fixture, which is bad if it is outdated or otherwise not terribly appealing. You could try painting your light fixture, or you can simply go out and buy another one as you can get one at a decent price.

Trim the Trees

You want your home as visible as possible for those passing by, people want to see the front of your home. Except for very big trees, you can quite easily trim things up yourself. A pair of hedge cutter goes a long way. If you don’t have hedge cutters and can’t afford them, borrow a neighbor’s clippers. It’s free.

Instant Garden

Gardens add a welcoming feel and colorful curb appeal. Head to your nearest garden center and buy a few ready-made containers filled with plants for your new garden. Arrange these on your porch or lawn for a dynamic look.

Mailbox Makeover

Your mailbox should complement your home, not just merely serve a utilitarian purpose. Your mailbox should reflect your personality. Dress up your mailbox by painting the post or surrounding it with beautiful flowers.

Window Boxes

Window boxes are an inexpensive, relatively easy way to add depth and color to your home. You can get boxes made from iron or copper for a traditional look or painted wood for a cottage feel.

Outdoor Art

Give your home a little spunk by adding artwork that is weather-resistant. There are any number of objects to choose including cutouts, sculptures birdbaths and wind chimes. You can find something for everyone at all levels of expense.

Replace Gutters and Downspouts

Your house could look tired and old because your gutters are peeling paint and have rust spots. Replace them with a nice vinyl system.

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