You only have one chance to make a first impression, and the same goes for your home. When it comes to curb appeal, never underestimate what a fresh coat of paint or trimmed hedges can do.

Here are 10 ways to curb your home’s imperfections, and add more appeal.

1. Freshen Up

 A fresh coat of paint on the front door can give new life to your home’s exterior. If you’re feeling brave, try an attention-grabbing yellow or red. 

2. Get Planting

 If the season agrees with you, planting flowers and shrubs can make a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal.

3. Replace The Accents

New hardware on the door and even a sleek new mailbox can transform your entranceway into a more welcoming space.

4. Don’t Forget The Driveway

 Re-doing a driveway can be a costly and inconvenient task. But checking that off of a potential buyer’s to-do list before they even step in the door makes a great first impression. 

5. Give It A Wash

An extremely simple way to improve your home’s facade is to simply give it a good scrub. Power washing or even a tough brush and some soapy water can do the trick. 

6. Trim The Edges

Cut the grass, trim overgrown trees and shrubs, and fill in any bare spots on the lawn for a well-manicured look.

7. Wash The Windows

 Although cleaning the windows is a great start, a hanging flower box and some new shutters can really take your home up a notch. 

8. Lighten Up

Bright and happy is the way to go, and it’s easy to do by adding a few fixtures to light the way.

9. Fence It In

Add depth to your front yard with an inviting fence or a charming gateway. 

10. The Final Furnishings

A contemporary bench or set of cozy matching chairs adds a homey feel, and can help the potential buyer imagine relaxing there themselves. 

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