Whether you’re getting ready to sell, or you’re just looking to add a little extra pizazz to your home’s exterior, boosting your curb appeal can be faster and easier than you might expect, you just have to pick the right projects. Many of these quick-fix projects can be done in a single day, and without professional help. But be careful, anything that requires electrical work, fencing, or major landscaping is best left for the experts. These curb appeal ideas will help make the exterior of your house more attractive and could even increase your home’s value.
Paint Your Front Door: Putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door will help add some style to your home. You can pick a tried-and-true classic color like black or charcoal that complements your house’s exterior or go bold and opt for a pop of color to set the tone like bright red or yellow.
Revamp Your Garage Door: Much like your front door, your garage door might need a fresh coat of paint. Garage doors can be eyesores, so instead of making it stand out, paint it a complementary or matching color to your home’s exterior. Blending your garage into your home can help make it ‘disappear.’
Replace Your Mailbox: It’s all about the little details; if your mailbox looks like it’s going to topple over or is getting rusty, replace it with a new one.
Update Hardware and Lighting Fixtures: Replace your house numbers; they can make a huge difference. With the proper placement, they can make your house easier to find and the right style of numbers can help play up your home’s architecture. It can be transformative and only takes about $15 and 15 minutes. The same can be said for door hardware, doorknobs and door knockers, and porch or entry lighting. Changing the front doorknob and lock is a quick, easy update that can complement the style of the house.
Illuminate Your Space: Another fast, simple way to brighten your home is to change the lights on the front of your house. You can purchase new bulbs, or just clean the ones you already have. You can even add lighting along pathways and porch entrances for a touch of elegance. And use solar lights for easier maintenance.
Add Potted Plants: Plants can breathe some life into a space and make it seem lived-in and well cared for. Varying heights of annuals or perennials grouped together at either side of the walkway can make a huge statement for your curb appeal.
Do a Thorough Cleaning: Power wash or hose down your home’s exterior, driveway, and sidewalk to make your house shine.
Refresh Your Outdoor Furniture: A fresh coat of paint can make any piece of old furniture feel like new. Try a quick coat of spray paint on front porch benches or outdoor seating to freshen it up, and if you mess up, you can just paint it again.
Bring in Fresh Bark: If you don’t have a green thumb, now might not be the time to start planting a full garden. Just add fresh mulch in all the garden beds for an easy fix.
Trim Overhanging Greenery or Shrubs: Clean up your garden by getting rid of weeds and dead plants and flowers. Cut back overgrown bushes and trim trees to make sure your place looks clean and crisp.
POSTED ON APRIL 4, 2017 POSTED IN HOMEOWNER TIPS AND TRICKS