Although first impressions aren’t everything, they’re still very important when it comes to impressing potential buyers for your home. If you’re having trouble getting buyers on the line and it’s been a while since you listed your home, it may be time to start thinking about boosting its curb appeal. Curb appeal gets buyers to your home so they can start to imagine themselves as homeowners in their new place.
Choosing the right replacement siding, windows, and entry door can all play a role in making that great first impression that takes your home from listed to sold. In this post from Window World Twin Cities, we’ll share ideas for creating curb appeal to attract buyers. Give us a call when you’re getting ready to list your home for a free quote on your curb appeal makeover.
Follow these steps to create a first impression that will catch their attention:
Focus on Your Entrance
Whether you’re driving by a house or visiting a friend for the first time, chances are the first thing you notice is the presentation of the entry door. When you think of a beautiful, well-appointed home, without realizing it you probably imagine an attractive front door flanked with plants and a neat landscape. The psychological impact of an attractive entry door cannot be overstated.
To maximize the wow factor, consider a replacement entry door with decorative glass or grids. Next, add sidelites or a transom window to create a grand feel to your entryway door. Beautiful hardware and wood stain complete the look, inviting potential buyers to come inside and make themselves at home.
Choose from one of these great hardware options:
● Brushed nickel
● Oil-rubbed bronze
● Antique nickel
● Polished chrome
● Antique brass or brass
● Black nickel
Shed Some Light With Window Updates
Windows are one of those home improvement projects that give you a lot more than you paid upfront as time goes by. Replacement windows in a home add to its overall value and come with the promise of energy savings for the home’s next occupants. While the windows in a home might seem just fine, you may not realize how dramatically new windows can impact the appeal of a home until you’ve had them installed.
When replacing your windows, choose from interior wood grain and palette hues including White, Almond, Natural Oak, Hillside Oak, and Colonial Cherry. Optional exterior colors include almond, cream, white, bronze, clay, cocoa, silver, black, and forest green. Consider combining window configurations to create a stunning wall of windows, or add grid lines for a look that leaves home shoppers delighted.
Choose from the following window options:
● One-lite to five-lite double-hung windows
● Double-hung picture windows
● Two-lite or three-lite sliding windows
● Up to five-lite casement windows
● One-lite to three-lite awning windows
● Bay windows with casement or double-hung flankers
● Up to five-lite bow windows with casement or double-hung windows
Update Your Siding
Purchasing a home with traditional wood siding means committing to keep up with what could add up to be extensive ongoing maintenance costs over the years. Quality high-performance vinyl siding, on the other hand, will look just as good as the day it’s installed years from now. Vinyl siding from Window World is installed with double-thick nail hems and a special locking system to withstand the toughest weather, protecting a home from moisture and drafts. It won’t fade, chip, or peel over time and it won’t need to be repainted.
We can install smooth vinyl siding or wood-grain siding for the look of real wood. Choose from board and batten, shake, dutch lap, or several other siding profiles. Here are just a few siding colors you’ll have to choose from:
● Light Neutrals: White, Desert Sand, Almond, Classic Cream
● Beiges and Taupes: Wicker, Sandstone, Pebblestone Clay
● Dark Neutrals: English Wedgwood, Quiet Willow
● Warm Browns: Misty Shadow, Montana Shade, Autumn Harvest, Rugged Canyon
● Bold Hues: Russet Red
Besides updating your siding, windows, and entry door, take a look around your property and determine if anything else could use an update. Do you have any trees obstructing the view of your home from the street? What condition is your mailbox in?
One area that’s often overlooked but could leave potential buyers with a negative impression is a home’s gutters. We can install seamless rain gutters and leafproof gutter covers for a clean look that won’t require a lot of maintenance. Our seamless gutters are available in 12 colors that blend in beautifully with the look of your home.
Contact Us for Twin Cities New Window Options
If you’re tired of having buyers look at your home but walk away without signing, give us a call at Window World Twin Cities. We can help you make improvements that buyers will notice.
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