exterior of modern house with garden and drivewayFirst impressions play an important role not only when showing your house to a potential buyer but also during valuation. The perceptions of your home to buyers, friends, or property valuation experts shouldn’t be worrying.

An ugly exterior will definitely affect the ability to attract a buyer. Even if the interior section is renovated, many potential buyers in Utah will be more concerned with the costs and duration of repairs to the exterior section if they were to buy. Here are some ways of improving your home’s exterior without spending much.

Siding

You can use shingles, vinyl tile, plaster, stucco, wooden sheets, or clapboards as siding to beautify the exterior section of your Utah home, recommends Double T. Inc. Siding not only adds to the curb appeal of your house, but also gives it a protective element by acting as an insulator and waterproofing material during extremely cold weathers and the rainy seasons. If done properly, your home will look good, and its resale value will increase.

Portico

Nothing adds value to your home’s exterior section like a portico. Not only does it protect your guests from the rain or storm as they get into your house, but it also improves the aesthetic value of your property. Be sure to choose a design that matches with the architectural style of your house. If possible, you can extend the portico and go for a larger porch for accommodating more people. Be careful, however, not to sacrifice beauty for more space.

Garden

Creating a garden is almost instantaneous. Simply head over to your local gardener and get potted plants that don’t need to be replanted. These plants will save you hours of gardening. Besides, you can get large plants and mix them with a variety of flowers for a beautiful garden.

While these changes don’t even begin to scratch the surface of all things you can do to improve the appearance of your house, they will still go a long way in upgrading its curb appeal. After all, who doesn’t want a beautiful home with a deservedly higher price tag?