Bored Of Your Home's Exterior But May Sell It Soon? 2 Exterior Upgrades You Can Enjoy Now That Will Pay Off Later

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Living in a home that you are considering selling in the near future, yet aren't quite sure if you are going to or not, can become boring when you want to change up the look of your home, yet don't want your investment and effort in making the changes go to waste if you just end up selling it. While some home upgrades do not offer a good return on investment, or ROI, when you sell your home, such as pools or sun room additions, affordable upgrades that increase your home's curb appeal typically not only pay for themselves when you sell your home, but can even attract more potential home buyers. 

If you are tired of the look of your home's exterior, but don't want to pay for changes that may cost you money in the end, then consider these two easy, affordable upgrades. 

1. Paint the Exterior of Your Home Strategically

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to change the look of the exterior of your home completely is to have your home painted by house painters. Of course, you don't want to paint it a color that is so "out there" that it will deter buyers, but you have many more paint color options that are universally appealing to buyers than you may think. 

According to, exterior paint colors that help your home sell include off-white, light to medium grays, blue-gray, light blue, muted yellow, forest green, muted green, and even red. 

Once you choose the paint color of your home exterior, another fun task will be choosing a bright, attention-grabbing color of paint for your front door, which catches the eye of potential buyers from the street and helps get them in the front door when your home is on the market and a color for your home trim that complements them both. 

Good color combinations include a light to medium gray main exterior paint color and a bright red front door or a muted green exterior paint color and a bright yellow door. 

Remember that it will be easy for the next owner to repaint the front door if they choose to, since doors are so small and easy to paint, so have fun with this color choice. 

2. Plant a Few Beautiful Flowers and Bushes

If your front yard is lacking landscaping, then feel free to give it a makeover and plant a few pretty rows of flowers and a few bushes. When installing landscaping, keep in mind that the goal is not to get a good ROI, since expensive, extensive landscaping projects often do not pay for themselves after a home is sold. Instead, you want to keep your landscaping project moderately priced and use it to simply increase the curb appeal of your home, which will bring more buyers into the door if you sell it. 

If you lack a "green thumb" and want to make increasing the curb appeal of your home easier while still having beautiful flowers to enjoy glancing at on your way into your home every day, just buy a few nice potted plants and place them strategically in front of your home's entryway. 

If you may be selling your home soon, yet have the "itch" to perform some home upgrades, then painting the exterior of your home and planting a few flowers and bushes can help you begin enjoying your home again while increasing its curb appeal to buyers. If you have your eye on other upgrades, then look into their ROI to see if they will pay for themselves when you sell your home. 


28 February 2017

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Welcome to my website. I'm Albert Frost. Besides my dad, one of my biggest role models was my uncle Rick. He was a construction contractor who would let me come on his construction sites and also taught me everything he knew about building homes, including how to install hardwood flooring and add insulation. I always wanted to grow up to build houses like my uncle. I used to help my uncle with a lot of the grunt work needed to make a home a reality. But then I hurt my back playing football. Until I heal completely, I'm going to devote as much of my time as possible to teaching others about various construction topics I'm interested in.