CURB APPEAL PROGRAMS
Glam the Front Door
Adding pizzazz to your home's front entrance is an easy, low-cost way to up your home's curb appeal. Try painting your door a pretty hue that coordinates with your home's color. "Make sure there is a contrast between the front door and the facade of the home," Says Chris from Bellingham Home Works, in Bellingham WA
The front door is the gateway to your home and can often be an easy and inexpensive way to add a different dimension to your home's curb appeal. You can paint your door a different color to accent the exterior paint on your house or you can get an entirely new door. Pick a color that stands out from the rest of your house but a color that also meshes well with the rest of your color scheme. Sometimes replacing the door with a new one in a different style can help attract buyers as well.
Painting or re-painting your house is a great way to drastically alter your home's curb appeal and it may be the perfect option if you want to give your house a brand new look. Give your exterior walls some flair by picking a color different than what was previously on your house and accentuate it by finding a nice color for the trim as well
Fencing around your yard is a great way to increase your home's appeal. A small white-picket fence is a simple way to give your house a nice, cozy look. Putting up a fence on the sides of your yard is a practical way to increase your privacy and your curb appeal at the same time.
Bathrooms and Kitchens
Cant afford to remodel? Replacing sinks, lighting, and installing a new style of faucets is an inexpensive way to add some new life to your existing bathroom or kitchen without going overboard. Putting in new supply lines are cheap and quick and appear attractive to new buyers looking for a solid maintenance infrastructure in place already" Says Chris of Bellingham Home Works, of Bellingham,WA
According to Remodeling Magazine (http://www.remodeling.hw.net/) you're less likely to recoup your investment in a major kitchen or bathroom remodel than you are to get back what you spend on basic home maintenance such as new siding. Siding replacement recouped 92.8 percent of its cost, according to the study. The only home improvement likely to return more at resale was a minor (roughly $15,000) kitchen remodel, which returned 92.9 percent. Replacing roofs and windows were also high on the list, returning 80 percent or more at resale.
"Buyers want to take the basic systems for granted," says Sal Alfano, Remodeling's editorial director. "They assume the roof doesn't leak and the air conditioning and plumbing work. Maintenance can chew up a lot of cash quickly, and people are afraid of that."