Whether you’re thinking of selling your Scottsdale home soon or just want to impress your guests when they walk up to your front door, enhancing your curb appeal is essential. The best part about this type of project is that it does not have to take much time or money. If you need a few ways to change up your yard and the exterior of your house, these ideas should help.
Add outdoor seating
The goal is to make your home look like a pleasant place to live, and one way to make that clear right away is to offer a nice outdoor area where you – or potential buyers – can relax on one of Scottsdale’s many beautiful days. This means you need seating, preferably in both your front yard and your backyard.
If you have a covered porch, you’re in luck, you have the perfect spot for a porch swing. At the very least, add a bench to this spot, and make it look inviting by putting a few cushions or throw pillows on it. If you a great view or even a garden that’s the perfect place to add some seating.
Create a pathway to your porch
If there is no clearly defined walkway from the street to your front door, you’ll be glad to know that making one is simple and cost effective. You can put down pavers or even a few stepping stones that guide visitors from the sidewalk to the porch.
Another way to make a walkway is by putting up pathway lights. Just a few on each side of the pathway can invite your guests from their car to your home. Solar path lights are not only green friendly but also very easy to install.
Cover up any outdoor eyesores
It’s not unusual for a yard to contain a few pipes, electrical boxes, and other necessities. You can’t exactly get rid of these, but you can make them less obvious. One tactic is to paint them the same color as the exterior of your house. This often works well for any pipes, boxes, or other items that keep your Scottsdale house running.
Another option is to build a small fence around the item you don’t want everyone to see. For example, if your air conditioner takes away from the beauty of the outside of your Scottsdale home, you can build a wooden fence around it to create a more pleasant look. You might even consider planting a tree a few feet away from it or placing a large potted bush there so it’s hidden from the street.
Freshen up your front door
If your door is looking a little dull lately, it’s time for a new coat of paint! You can stick with the original color or maybe change it up with a new shade, even painting the door trim a different hue for some contrast. Just make sure you use a color that your HOA will allow on front doors in your Scottsdale neighborhood.
Another great option – put some molding around the front door. This is easy to do yourself and can give your front door an elegant look that both your guests and buyers will love. Top it off with a new welcome mat that will help get people excited to see what’s behind your front door.
Add some accents to the windows
If your windows don’t have any decorative accents, now is the time to add some if you want to increase curb appeal. For example, you can buy wooden shutters to attach to each side of the window. These look especially nice when they’re painted a shade that complements the home’s exterior color.
You can also beautify the outside of your home by installing window boxes with colorful flowers that peek out. Not only will window boxes increase the curb appeal of your Scottsdale house, but they can also improve your view when you look out the window and see some beautiful blooms.
If you’re ready to sell your Scottsdale house and want to find out what else you should do first, contact The Matheson Team today for the real estate guidance you need.
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The Matheson Team – RE/MAX Fine Properties
21000 N. Pima Rd., #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85255