There’s something romantic about purchasing a new home with instant curb appeal. And when it comes to a new home it’s often love at first sight. So, if you are planning to sell your home and looking to attract buyers, you are likely looking for ways to boost your curb appeal.
Windows and doors are central to building your home’s first impressions. From the street, windows are often the first things potential buyers will notice. Next, they will walk up to your home’s front door. By then your home has already made a substantial impression, good or bad, on potential buyers. To make sure that you have made a good impression boost your curb appeal by improving or replacing your windows and doors.
Start with Windows
Assess what kind of attention your windows need. If they are still functional and attractive, then you may only need to touch them up with paint to ensure they look their best. However, if you plan to sell your home in the next few years you might want to consider investing in new windows with a transferrable warranty. This will allow you to enjoy the benefits of more efficient, more attractive windows while you still live in your home, while adding value to a future sale.
Take Advantage of the Best Time to Renovate
If you plan on starting a large project – like installing a bay window, you will need to consider the time of year that will work best. Window installation is most easily performed in the milder months of spring and summer. For big projects this is the ideal time of year.
However, if you’re installing smaller windows, you might consider a fall installation. Not only will window and door installers be more available, but any plants, trees or shrubs around your windows will be dormant, making the windows accessible without having to jeopardize your landscape. Remember to consider your landscaping when choosing your windows. For example, placing plant window boxes is an easy way to create a focal point around your window investment.
Your Home’s Focal Point
Speaking of focal points, don’t forget your front door. The right door can dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal. There are many different options for the material of your front door, including wood, steel or fiberglass. Long narrow windows flanking your door will also add to your home’s curb appeal by making your home look and feel bigger. You can achieve the same effect with an arch window above the door. Thermobilt doors offers a wide range of size, colour and style choices, perfect for your home’s unique architectural style.
Replacing your front door isn’t your only option. If you already have a high quality door it is a good idea to freshen up its look. Add a touch of class to your home by installing a new door knocker or applying a new coat of paint. Experimenting with colours and hardware can make older homes seem like new again.
Ultimately, your windows and front doors draw the eye. Paying a little attention to these features will allow you to attract buyers and add value to your home.