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Simple Tips For Adding Charm and Value to Increase Your Rental Home’s Curb Appeal

Deciding whether to sell or rent requires an extensive amount of research and time. You’ll need to explore the market to determine if it makes sense to sell or to keep your home and make it suitable for renting. If you decide to rent your home, you’ll need to make sure it’s ready for potential renters to move in. How do you make your rental property inviting to potential tenants? You’ll need to find projects that will help boost your rental home curb appeal.

Curb appeal is what potential renters first see when they view your property from outside. This includes yards, gardens and exterior features. If these elements could use a refresh to add value or charm, consider using these projects to enhance the curb appeal of your home.

Add some pizazz with an updated patio or porch 

Backyard patio. Natural wood patio furniture set - table, chairs, umbrella and bench. Sunflowers and other greenery sitting in pots.

If you want to increase the appeal of your outdoor spaces, there’s no better way than adding a new patio. A new patio may not be the most budget-friendly project, but adding outdoor spaces can really add to the value, appeal and comfort of your home. 

While patios top the list of projects that can boost rental home curb appeal and value, you should also consider building a deck or adding a firepit or pergola to enhance the aesthetic of your property.

If you would rather focus on the front of your home, you can also upgrade your porch with a few easy DIY projects. Pick up a few tall planters to add some contrast to your entryway, or simply replace low-end outdoor furniture with higher-quality pieces

Create contrast with colorful new plants and flowers 

Front yard with trees and multicolored plants and flower bushes.

One of the best ways to add rental home curb appeal and style to your outdoor space is with some colorful landscaping. If you have a green thumb, you can try adding layers of lush plants, flowers and trees to your front yard. Pick colors that contrast with your home to help your yard pop in all the right ways. 

Keeping your lawn green is another good option to improve the aesthetics of your property, and with a few adjustments, you can make it an easy task. Understanding when to seed, feed, weed and water your lawn can make a huge difference in how healthy and green it looks. By maintaining your lawn, it can help your yard and home look more vibrant. If you’re not familiar or comfortable with creating or maintaining your own lawn or garden, then you may want to consider hiring professional landscapers to help you with your gardening projects.

Add value with a refreshed front door or exterior 

Front door area. Brown floor mat that reads "Welcome." Yellow front door. Two tall flower planters on each  side of door with yellow flowers and green shubbery.

Beyond adding more patio space or colorful landscaping, you can add rental home curb appeal by updating your front door. Studies have shown that painting your front door certain colors can add thousands of dollars in value to your home and help your property stand out in terms of style. You can also choose brighter colors for your front door, including blue, green, yellow and red. If your front door is already painted in the perfect shade, simply cleaning it up can bring more curb appeal as well. You can refresh your home’s exterior palette altogether by using contrasting colors, such as black, white and red or taupe and soft shades of aqua. 

Helping your home make a good first impression can add value to your property. When prospective tenants are impressed with the outside of your home, they are more likely to want to see the inside of it. Making these curb-boosting changes can also improve your sense of satisfaction with your property.

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Clara Beaufort

Clara is the Founder and CEO of GardenerGigs, which connects local gardeners with those in need of plant care help.