Whether you’re selling your home or just looking to spruce up your front entry, The Handyguys — home improvement specialists — share four simple ways to help improve your home’s curb appeal.
BRIAN: Hey Paul, it looks really good all these little improvements you made on your house.
PAUL: Yeah, thanks, you know, Brian, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to improve the curb appeal of your home.
BRIAN: That’s right. Simple things like landscaping the front of your house, your front door, even just simple lighting changes can make a huge difference.
PAUL: I like to start with the landscaping. Make sure that you have your sidewalks trimmed. Pull the weeds. Put in some annuals, perhaps, and some new bushes. Rip out the overgrown stuff and what about low-hanging branches.
BRIAN: Right, you got to trim those up you don’t want people poking their eye or hitting their head or anything like that.
PAUL: Yeah, you want to be able to see your home from a curb.
BRIAN: In addition to the beds and the front of the house, you can power wash your sidewalk for example. So, mine gets really crusty every year and coming along with the power washer, it looks really cool.
PAUL: So, not only do you need to take care of your landscaping, but the front of the home needs to be cleaned up. You can clean your siding. Get the dirt off and it looks a lot better.
BRIAN: Clean your shudders, if you have those, and your windows. Any peeling paint; peeling caulk. Take care of that because people will notice when they come to your house and your front door.
PAUL: So, Brian, you’ve always said that the front door is important.
BRIAN: That’s right your eye is drawn to it. It’s the first thing you see when you’re coming into the house. I just repainted mine and my wife loves it.
PAUL: Yeah, if you don’t paint it you can at least clean it. Make sure you clean the storm door, if you have one, and the door and it’s going to start looking better.
BRIAN: And, Paul, don’t forget about the house numbers on the front of the house. I realized I didn’t have any prominent numbers on the front of my house so I just added those. They look great.
PAUL: Good point and the other thing is lighting. You want to be able to see your house from the street at night as well as the day.
BRIAN: That’s right. It needs to look good. If you’ve got some goofy looking bulb, the color is off or whatever, replace … even just replacing the bulb can make a big difference.
PAUL: Yeah, you don’t want to have a poor light or yellow light you want them all to look the same.
BRIAN: I like the yellow light but make them look the same, you’re right.
PAUL: Yeah exactly, so there you have it: lighting, siding, front door and landscaping. If you work on all those four things, you’re going to increase your home appeal and it doesn’t require changing out your bathroom or kitchen or anything expensive like that.
PAUL: Thanks for watching. We’re the Handyguys.