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  • 3 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal On A Budget


    There are three cheap and easy ways to increase your home’s curl appeal. Each project can be tackled on a budget.

    By power washing the exterior surfaces of a house, the home’s value instantly improves. The National Association of Realtors reported that pressure washing increases a home’s cost by $10,000 to $15,000. If you plan to sell your home, using a pressure washer is highly recommended because the water jets will blast away all mildew and stains. When a home looks unattractive, potential buyers will look for other offers.

    Besides curl appeal, pressure washing can also help you maintain your home. By eliminating dirt and grime, the exterior surfaces will less likely decay or rot. For addition protection, consider using the device in other areas around the home, such as on your deck and driveway. If mold is not removed from these areas, serious health problems will occur.

    Pressure washing requires a lot of planning. Also, you will need a quality power washing machine. Typically, $130 will cover all of the project costs. Additional supplies may be required as well, such as masking tape, cleanup supplies, and solvent. You can buy all of these supplies for around $30.00.

    Because most homes are built with great materials, the brick, wood or siding usually remain in decent shape. However, to increase curl appeal, specific paints must be used to enhance the beauty of the home. In most cases, you can give your home a new look by painting the shutters a different color. Usually, if the exterior surfaces have numerous cracks and blemishes, repainting the entire home is the best solution.

    Painting the outside of a home is a huge project. This is why many people hire professionals. Although professionals produce excellent results, their services are not cheap You can save a lot of money by tackling this project with your friends and family. At most stores, a variety of painting supplies can be purchased for less than $100.

    After a lawn is mowed, the cosmetic benefits are immediately noticed. This is possible because regular mowing keeps the grass even and neat. There are other benefits to mowing the lawn as well. When grass is mowed, the lawnmower’s blades eliminate pests. If you mow regularly, there will be less ant beds on your property. By keeping your landscaping sculpted and driveway free of cracks, your exterior looks well taken care of. Depending on the size of the property, the cost to mow a lawn will range between $20 to $40.