Exterior Improvements

Posted by on Wednesday, September 19th, 2007 at 9:31am.

When getting your home in Charleston ready to sell, don’t forget that there are many things that you can do to increase your home's value. After spending time addressing the inside of the home itself, head outside and apply the same critical eye to the yard and exterior of your home. This is your chance to create a real visual impact with your home. Curb appeal is very important in the sale of a home, as it is more often the curb appeal that interests people in a home in the first place.


There are so many different things that can be done to a yard to spruce up the home's appearance that it is sometimes hard to know where to start. If there is any junk lying about, start with getting rid of it. A clean slate to work on is always a great starting point. Many people choose to highlight the exterior of their home by laying down a new coat of paint. This adds a clean and fresh feeling to a home and helps turn the home into an attractive central point on which to base other improvements. The next logical step is to see to the lawn and gardens. A cut lawn, with neatly trimmed edges makes a home more attractive, and well-tended gardens full of bright and colorful flowers provide a nice finishing touch.


Other things that you can do to improve your home's visual impact are projects such as resurfacing the driveway. This will get rid of unsightly cracks and weeds and make the entranceway to your home more attractive. It’s also a good idea to make sure that the fencing around the yard is in good condition (if there is any).

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