Cosmetic Improvements for your Home’s Exterior


Regardless of whether you are listing your home this summer or not, improving the exterior of your home is never a bad thing.  Chances are portions of your home’s exterior have been neglected and could use some attention.  If you want to take advantage of the red-hot Niagara on the Lake summer real estate market, then an appealing exterior is one of the best ways to attract potential buyers and get full market value for your home.

As the premier Niagara on the Lake real estate agent, I would like to share with you the following tips on how you can make the exterior of your home more appealing.

A Fresh Coat of Paint

Perhaps the best way to improve your home is to give it a fresh coat of paint.  A freshly painted house gives the appearance of a home that is well cared for and makes any prospective buyer want to take a closer look; meaning a showing and even a potential sale.

If your home cannot be painted or you do not want to invest the time and money into this task, another option is to paint the front door.  If you really want to make a statement, choose a bold colour such as turquoise, yellow or bright red.  If you are looking for more of a sophisticated look, go with the standard white, grey or black.

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A newly painted home also allows a potential buyer to cross that job off their to do list, which will free up money and time and make your home even more appealing.

Update the Patio Furniture

You can never go wrong with updated patio furniture.  Not only does new furniture make your home look more attractive, you also get to keep that furniture and enjoy it in your new home, so it is essentially a win-win situation.

This summer’s patio furniture trends:

  • Oversized, modern chairs and table silhouettes.
  • A citrus colour pallet with plenty of green tones.
  • Matching streamlined furniture sets to reflect your home’s unique patio and exterior.

Add to the ambiance of your new patio furniture with garden boxes, hanging flower pots, bright citrus throw cushions and blankets as well as trellises and planters.

Add Exterior Accessories

Adding some eye-catching exterior bling will make your home more appealing to a home buyer.  Additions such as trendy bronze or chrome house numbers will make any home shine.  Exterior home lighting is another thing that a potential buyer is looking for.  Outdoor lighting can highlight your home’s landscaping or new coat of paint.

A few added touches to the exterior of your home can go a long way on the Niagara housing market.  If you have been thinking about listing your home or would like more information on how to make the exterior of your home more appealing to prospective buyers, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team.  I look forward to working with you soon.