Unlike fall, winter curb appeal has a different focus. During the months of fall, a home can be decorated with a range of colors and easily look inviting to a casual passerby. However, in order to make a home look appealing in the winter, there are different tactics necessary to attract potential buyers.
Here are 5 easy ways that you can help increase your home’s winter curb appeal and entice a buyer.
1) BRIGHT DOOR – One inexpensive update is to add some color and repaint the front door and/or the trim around the door. A bright red, yellow, or blue can really add a bit of splash to the home. You can also get a nice wreath and doormat to add some extra color.
2.) LIGHTING - Adding lighting around your sidewalks and driveway help boost your nighttime curb appeal. With the days still being short, your home’s exterior could use extra lighting at night. Try adding driveway lights or lights along your walkway. Also, new exterior scones or lanterns add great curb appeal to your home.
3) FLOWER POTS AND WINDOW BOXES – Dress up your window boxes and use bright colored pots filled with evergreens and berries. Species like juniper, blue holly, barberry, boxwood and red-twig dogwood are able to stay green throughout the year. Placing near the door and along the walkway will add to the instant appeal of the home.
4) REFRESH YOUR HOUSE NUMBERS - Easily add curb appeal to your home by refreshing your house numbers. With less distractions from colorful flowers and plants in winter, house numbers stand out more. This is a simple fix that can instantly add winter curb appeal if your existing house numbers are outdated.
5.) KEEP YOUR DRIVEWAY AND SIDEWALKS CLEAR OF SNOW. This might seem too obvious, but clearing snow from your walkways can improve the look of your home’s exterior this winter. And your neighbors will appreciate it, too!