At Golden Lenders, our bread and butter is empowering prospective homebuyers with mortgage rates that perfectly suit their financial situation as they embark on making what will likely go down as the largest purchase of their life. Even still, we realize that securing the right mortgage is only a portion of the whole homebuying process. You may even be tasked with selling your current home. We can help there too! Whether you are settling into your brand-new home or preparing to sell your starter home, here are a few ways to update your curb appeal without breaking the bank.

Simple Ways to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Paint the Front Door

The front door is the focal point of any house, and it makes sense to capitalize on that! Luckily, you can do so for just the cost of one afternoon and no more than $75. Even beginner DIY’ers can complete this project, but we have a few tips to make sure you’re pleased with the result:

  • Feel free to choose a bold color, but make sure it accentuates the home rather than clashing with it.
  • Hold up swatches to your door before committing!

Add Some Light

It’s always nice when curb appeal is equally functional and aesthetically pleasing. Making conscious efforts to improve the exterior lighting of your home ensures it will be looking its best regardless of the time of day. As a bonus, a well-lit home is one of the most effective theft deterrents. As you walk the perimeter of your space, keep an eye out for opportunities to replace old lighting fixtures, install new ones, and even add accent lighting with solar powered walkway lanterns or porch string lights.

Power Washing

There are few tasks that can completely transform the exterior of a home like a power washing. If your gutters, roof, siding, and hardscaping are showing signs of wear, consider scheduling a power washing for breathtaking results. If you prefer the DIY approach, you can also rent a power washer from your local hardware store. Be sure to pay close attention to the recommended pressures to avoid accidental damage if you choose this route!

Minor Refreshes

There is no question that massive renovations like a new deck or roof will provide an instant surge of curb appeal to any home. However, that is a topic for a different blog. Little improvements add up too! Here are several minor refreshes you can make on the exterior of your property with minimal effort and investment:

  • Add porch seating
  • Ensure your mailbox matches the home’s overall aesthetic
  • Refresh your porch with new annuals
  • Replace worn door hardware
  • Refresh dated house numbers

Secure the Right Mortgage and Achieve the Dream of Homeownership with Golden Lenders

Golden Lenders helps home buyers in Colorado, Florida, and California understand the different types of purchasing options that are available and provides loans to help people achieve the dream of homeownership. Since the specifics of which purchasing method to choose is dependent on a variety of factors, we encourage you to call us for more information and find out which is right for you. Our number is (303) 482-2361, or you can send us a message.