In prepping your property – whether for sale, for rent, or for stay – it’s very important to keep the outdoors as appealing as the indoors. A beautiful exterior would impress your guests and potential buyers even before they enter your home. Here are 6 outdoor styling tips to help you out.
Curb appeal is the general attractiveness of a house from the sidewalk. The next time you come home, stop across the street or far enough down the driveway to get a good view of your house and its surroundings. Make a list of the problem areas you discovered. Get rid of yard clutter and put away the kids’ outdoor toys. It will help enhance the size of your front lawn.
Make your front entrance warm, inviting, and presentable. Inspect your front door. Apply fresh coat of paint, if necessary. Polish the doorknob. You may add a few seasonal potted plants for accent. Make sure that all outdoor lights are in good working condition.
All your plants should be well taken care of. Flowerbeds should be turned, weed-free, and properly edged. Make your garden appear as low maintenance as possible for your potential buyers. Use colours as needed to improve the appeal of your outdoor area.
Driveways and Walkways
These areas should be clutter-free at all times. Remove kids’ toys. If you see any grease on the driveway, consider washing with de-greasing. Make sure that that the pathway is stable.
The backyard is as important as any other part of the house. If you have a deck, make sure it looks fresh and appealing. Choose comfortable and good-looking furniture. Get rid of anything that could be of distraction to potential buyers – clothesline, kids’ toys, etc.
Swimming pool deck
If you have a swimming pool, make sure that is clean and well-maintained. Black gloss waterline pool tiles can be a very contemporary solution to a quite dated pool.