Monday, December 16th, 2019

If you’re like many people, you probably thought about what you can do to increase your home’s curb appeal. Although some home improvements can cost you quite a bit, not everything that increases your curb appeal costs a lot of money. The following four examples are inexpensive to implement, and yet come sale time, they can increase the return on investment in your home substantially.

Backyard Patio

Backyard patios aren’t just flat slabs like they used to be. They’re now outdoor rooms, like outdoor kitchens or living rooms. The nice thing about this type of home improvement is that you can add it on gradually, so you’re not covering all of the expenses for this addition all at once. Even adding something as simple as a deck can have a return on investment or ROI of nearly 80%.

Beautify Your Door

Painting your front door and color is one simple yet effective way to increase the curb appeal of your home. If you just add a simple coat of paint to your existing door, it’s only going to cost you about $75. Also adding a pretty and unusual door knocker may cost another $50, but will increase the curb appeal of your home as well. The total cost of these two improvements is less than $200.

Weather Proofing

Putting weatherproofing on your home may not sound like such an exciting addition, but it can help you recoup your investment and increase your home’s curb appeal. Attic insulation can recoup you for over 100% of your investment according to the experts at Gateway Access Realty. However, an addition like this isn’t just financially savvy because it’s inexpensive. Good weatherproofing can keep your home cool in the hot weather and warm in the cold weather without increasing the amount you pay on utilities each month. The amount you save on your energy bills each month can be substantial.

Planters and Window Boxes

Front yard additions like planters and window boxes will only cost you between $50 and $100. Decorative elements like these are eye-catching, which is helpful if you are selling your home. Because these elements also allow you to add a personal touch, they also give you the opportunity to express your creativity without breaking the bank.

Fortunately, many of these home improvement projects don’t have to cost you much to increase your home’s curb appeal. Even something like a simple coat of paint can increase your return on investment.

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