You’ve got a beautiful home, but you want everyone to know just how beautiful it is.

You want people to notice as they enter. You want them to notice while they are walking up. 

Heck – you want them to notice when they’re driving by.

And you don’t want to spend your life savings doing it.

So what are some quick and easy ways to make your home stand out from the crowd?

Read on my friends.

First Impressions are Everything if You Want Your Home to Stand Out

to make your home stand out, you have to make a good first impression
Photo by Daniele Franchi on Unsplash

Seven seconds. That’s how long it takes for a person to have a solid impression of who you are after meeting you.

I would say the first impressions of a house are much the same.

Think about it – you drive up to a house you’re thinking of purchasing for the first time – if you see an unkempt yard, a beat-up garage door, and a front door falling off its hinges, what are you thinking?

It’s probably not good – you may have even just turned around and left.

So what can you do to stop that from happening?

Make some quick changes to make your house the best on the block.

First Impressions Start Here

The first impression to any home starts right when you drive up.

You have friends and family coming over for a holiday gathering – are you ready?

Let’s make sure you are!

1. Don’t Forget About Snail Mail

having a nice mailbox can help to make your home stand out right from the beginning
Image by Karsten Paulick from Pixabay

It seems small, and it is. I’m sure you hardly ever notice mailboxes – but I’ll bet you notice the nice ones, don’t you?

Just a nice and cheap little touch.

And hey, it’s often the first thing you see when pulling up to a house.

2. Is it Time to Upgrade Your Garage Door?

So many people overlook their garage door when looking for ways to upgrade their homes.

Not only can you get a new style, but you can get a lighter and better functioning garage door all around.

Get one to match and accent a few of the items later on this list.

3. Break Out Your Weed Wacker

There is nothing worse than driving up to a house with a yard in shambles. 

You can tell nobody has taken care of it in what looks like years.

Weeds taking over, leaves scattered everywhere, hedges unkempt, grass unmowed for what seems like months…

Of course, most aren’t that bad, but you’d be surprised what quality landscaping can do for the look and appeal of your home.

I’m not saying you have to go all Edward Scissorhands and make art figures out of your bushes. Just keep it clean, trimmed, mowed, and de-weeded. 

And heck, you may as well do what’s next on this list while you’re at it…

4. Prepare to Host an Outdoor Gathering

Piggybacking off the point above – Get some beautiful outdoor furniture. Make an outdoor space to hang out, have a fire, play yard games.

It’s appealing, it’s fun, and it’s very welcoming.

Pretty soon, you’ll be hosting the neighborhood gatherings!

5. Change The Look of Your Entire Home

Painting may take some time, but a new exterior paint job will upgrade the look of your entire home
Image by Capri23auto from Pixabay

Do you want something bigger? Maybe you need to change the overall look of your home?

Go with a new exterior paint job!

It can take your home from old to modern-looking in one fell swoop.

Go with a new stylish color that stands out.

And don’t forget about the trim – make it a perfect accent color.

6. Swap Out Your Entry Door

putting in a nice entry door will really make your home stand out
Image by Francine Sreca from Pixabay

A beautiful entry door can change the look of your house. Get a different style, go with a new trend, or change to a wood door.

Match your new garage door or accent your new paint job to bring it all together.

That’s an impressive start, but we’re not done yet…

Because where do people go once they’re at your front door?

Make Your Home Stand Out Inside, Too

You’ve nailed the exterior, so they’re walking in with a great first impression already.

So you can’t have them walking into your home with a bad second impression, can you?

So what do you do?

7. Bring Those Paintbrushes Inside

Just like the exterior, a new paint job on the interior can do wonders – it can change the entire feeling you get when you walk into a new home.

You don’t have to paint everything, but target the more prominent areas where people congregate for the biggest bang for your buck

  • Living room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen

Oh – and don’t forget the first place they may see when they walk in…

8. Hallways 

Image by Pexels from Pixabay

When someone enters your home, hallways often give the first impression of the interior.

Try not to treat them like an afterthought. Customize your hallways with excellent light fixtures, a new color, or nice accessories to make it stand out.

9. Choose the Right Furniture, But Don’t Overdo It

Furniture should never take over a room; it should highlight what’s essential about the room.

That being said, choose the right furniture, and it can change a room from dark and drab to vibrant and pleasing.

Let your creativity take over.

10. These Aren’t Just for Covering Blemishes

Even with great (new?) flooring, rugs can add a significant element to any room. They can add color and positively affect the overall look and feel.

Choose rugs that accent the paint job, go well with your furniture, or that add a surprising element to the room.

11. New Flooring?

This is the last one, so we’re going big. Potentially the most costly thing on this list, but if you want to go big and update the look of the interior of your home entirely, you can’t do better than investing in hardwood floors.

It can get expensive, but it can also look stunning and bring an elegant and professional quality to the interior of any home.

And they are a breeze to clean up – saving you time and money in the long run.

Make sure you shop around for a reasonable price, and there are many different variations and styles to choose from.

Welcome to Your New Home

You could allow your home to sit there, unchanged – uninspired and almost invisible to passersby.

Or you could make your home stand out. Pick a few things above, and watch as your home transforms overnight.

Soon, you’ll be getting compliments from your friends when they stop by, your neighbors when you see them at the supermarket, and even people who just so happen to walk their dog by your house.

Heck, you may not even recognize it when you pull up.



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