When it comes to home remodeling or what we refer to as rehabbing, we do so many different things which always focuses on creating a buyers emotional tie to the house. As a start, this post will focus on the curb appeal and or the exterior of the house. One of the first decisions we make is the exterior color scheme. We typically start with the roofs condition. If the roof is in good condition, we base the color scheme on the tone of the roof. Once the color scheme is established, we follow the following set of tips which have always generated fantastic results:
Tip number #1: Create a tri-color scheme for the house and if the home can handle, four colors is even better. Multiple colors always add dimension and interest to the home. It’s important to stay within a cohesive color pallet so your color scheme doesn’t get too far out there. Keep these areas in mind to develop your color scheme.
- Fascia or trim
- Front door and shutters
- Landscape elements and blooming color
Tip number #2: if you frame the windows, you will be surprised what it will do to a h ome. Framing each window which shows on the street with 1”x6” pine framing material will boost the windows, make them stand out and give you an additional element to paint the color of the fascia to reinforce the color scheme.
Tip number #3: Build pot shelves or add window boxes. Any of the garden departments at the national DIY stores have plenty of choices for window boxes and or baskets. We like to build our own pot shelves and paint them with the fascia color. These window boxes can be filled with silk flower material for low maintenance color on each window.
Tip number #4: Create a landscape plan. A landscape plan is more than just a lawn. The landscape is an extension of the overall color pallet. The landscape should be worked into the overall look. Take note of professionally landscaped parkways and meridians, buildings and well landscape apartment buildings, note that saturated color is evident. Saturated color is the use of one or two colors only.
With all of these tips working together in one great plan, the overall curb appeal of any home will likely become a complete success adding to its curb appeal .
This post is written by Don Gilmartin. Don is CEO and founder of Fliptechs Inc. a division of Group One Partners, Inc. Don has over 20 years of hands on real estate, property management and construction experience and is well versed in flipping property.