Kathie Lee & Hoda: Add Curb Appeal To Your Home
You know the saying you never get a second chance to make a first impression and that is why curb appeal is so important when selling your home. Spending some money upfront on some small cosmetic changes can pay off big time in the long run. Kathie Lee and Hoda were joined by Barbara Corcoran, who shared ways to make your home the best one on the block.
Adding Curb Appeal: Make Sure House Is Well-Proportioned
For the first house, Barbara said there is a problem with the proportions. She said it is a huge white house and the door is too small and the windows are too small. She said you need to make them bigger. She suggested adding more windows and painting the shutters gray to match the roof and added a bigger door with two porch lights. She also added a larger yard on the right and it now looks like a house that is well-proportioned. The fix-ups cost $6,520 to $8,090.
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For the second house, Barbara said it is such a pretty house and not much needs to be done with it. She said she would pressure wash the dock and extend the front steps to lineup with the arch, paint the steps white to match and add shutters to the downstairs windows and she added two potted bushes. These changes cost $1,100 to $1,525 and she said the house is greatly improved by about ten percent.
Adding Curb Appeal: Dark Shutters Vs Light Shutters
The next house Hoda said it looks well cared for. Barbara said it is well cared for and this is a quick fix that will give the house relative importance. She said it is a mansion and it can’t support the sweet blue shutters. She said all you have to do is paint the shutters and trims black, which costs $700-750 and it looks like the mansion it wants to be.
Today Show: Make Your Home Inviting
The next house is a New York townhouse and Barbara said she wouldn’t even step foot in this house and it is too much black and it makes it look so unwelcoming. She said replace the front door with a solid, blue door and add potted plants by the columns to soften the house. The costs are $800 to $1,350 and she said that is a house she would walk up to and knock on the door.
Adding Curb Appeal: Make Your House Look Happy
Barbara said the last house looks so sad and neglected and they can’t be happy in this house. She said you trim the tree, pressure wash the foundation and enlarge the front door because it is lost in that tight, nasty corner. She also suggested making the front porch column larger and change it to a bay window and add a bush in the yard for all about $2,630 to $9.805 and that house looks welcoming.