How to Make Your Home Look Less Abandoned

When you think of a home, “abandoned” is probably not the first thing that comes to mind. Instead, you probably think of a place where an individual, couple, or family happily lives. Making your home look less abandoned will help enhance its value and comfortability.

Have Your Property Landscaped

A home that looks “abandoned” is messy, unkempt, and uninviting. Intentional landscaping gets rid of any eye-catching messiness in your yards. Landscaping also adds a lot of natural color and beauty to your home, making it more appealing and inviting. If you need a quick way to spruce up your home, consider adding some colorful flowers. 

Flowers immediately draw the eye and can be very visually inviting when lining a staircase or walkway. This is because a flower border will catch the eye and draw attention to the entrance of the home at the end of the staircase or walkway. 

Repair Your Exterior

People who don’t live in your home often only see its exterior. From the exterior, they can postulate what the interior might look like. Therefore, a messy or unkempt exterior may suggest to potential buyers a messy and unkempt interior. If potential buyers see that the exterior of a home isn’t well-kept and desirable, they may not even bother checking out the inside. 

If you are hoping to appeal to a larger number of buyers, then, you should repair the exterior of your home. Buyers will notice if there’s chipped or peeling paint on your home. Proper time and attention to repair details like these will help you attract more potential buyers. 

Invest in Good Outdoor Lighting

One of the things your home should have is good outdoor lighting. Lights help keep your home safe and noticeable at night. Quality outdoor lighting on your home will also help it look warmer and more inviting at night. You can enhance this warm and inviting aesthetic by installing more warm-toned rather than cool-toned lights. You should also think about the type and size of lights you want to use and what kind of atmosphere those lights create. 

When you are marketing your home to potential buyers, you want them to imagine themselves living in your home. Your home should not look abandoned or uninhabitable. Making small changes and paying attention to detail, especially around the exterior of your home, will help buyers be more interested in your property. 

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