Published on October 23, 2018 by Marc & Mandy

In this episode of The Marc and Mandy Show, Ask The Expert, HGTV’s landscaping expert Carson Arthur shares his top three tips for improving your home’s curb appeal. Keep reading for the expert-approved Q & A.

Q: Do you have any tips for increasing my home’s curb appeal?

A: The tops three tips for increasing your home’s curb appeal might actually surprise you! 

  • The first: add a little bit of lighting to the front of your house. We now know that buyers will park in front of a house, after work, and make a decision on whether or not to buy it. On the off chance this on-site-deliberating is at night, you want to make sure your home’s best features are illuminated–be it a nice, big bay window, or a beautiful red maple tree on your property.
  • Second, add some simple seating. A bench, and maybe a small bistro table, near the front door will make the space feel immediately welcoming. 
  • Third, and most important, make sure your front door is well maintained and impactful. The return on investment (ROI) on a front door is almost 100 percent. The reason: every single buyer must encounter the front door before they go into your house, so it’s important your door makes a great first impression. 
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