Springtime is here and whether you plan on selling your Fishers, IN home or you just want to improve your home, now is the perfect time! Take advantage of spring’s rejuvenating effects to get some home improvement done around your Fishers, IN home. If your home is on the market and you want it to make a great first impression, going for major curb appeal is your first step. If the outside of your home is already in decent shape, then here’s how to make it stand out from the competition. Fortunately, these projects don’t require a great deal of cash or even a lot of time. Many can be completed in a single weekend with little more than elbow grease and a trip to the hardware store.
Create a flower bed. A pop of color can work wonders for any property, and that is especially true when those colors come from blooming flowers. If you have the room on your property for a flower bed, now is the time. Invest in stones, bricks or low fencing to separate the flower bed areas from the rest of the lawn, then till up the area, adding in compost along the way. Don’t have enough room (or time) for a garden? A window box or two can instantly boost curb appeal.
Tidy up. First things first, tidy up the lawn. If necessary, get a deck box to store away the outdoor toys, gardening supplies, and even extra suet for birdfeeders. Look around for other things that need to be cleaned up and dedicate a weekend to taking care of it all.
Spruce up the porch. Your porch is one of the major points that makes or breaks that first impression — and it is also one of the easiest do-it-yourself areas of the house. Start with a fresh coat of paint or stain on the porch. Then look to getting shrubs on either side of the steps, great lighting that comes on at dusk, and comfortable places to sit. You could even look into a ceiling fan for the porch if you like to spend a lot of time out there.
All of these DIY upgrades take only a few hours or a weekend plus a little bit of investment, but they result in serious curb appeal that can make your home the envy of the neighbors — or a very appealing place for potential buyers. Why not get started this weekend? If you are researching these projects because you want to sell your Fishers, IN home look to an experienced Fishers, IN real estate agent. We hope to speak with you soon!
Rodney & Amanda Heard
Heard Real Estate Team