Whether your planning to sell your home or just make it look a little more presentable we’ve got some small tips that will maximize your home’s appeal and value. Of course, you can add additions or renovate kitchens and bathrooms but these are simple steps you can do over a weekend to really boost the overall look of your home and its curb appeal.
Paint Your Front Door
One of the easiest ways to transform your home’s exterior is to paint your front door. Choose a subtle shade that blends with your home’s existing materials, or add unexpected color to your front door with a splashy hue. This budget-friendly project can be done in just a few hours for a quick boost to curb appeal.
Curb appeal doesn’t end when the sun goes down. Highlight pathways and trees with landscape lighting. It improves safety and can yield dramatic effects for your home’s nighttime appeal. Plus, new solar landscape lighting can help you save on energy and go green outdoors.
Add Potted Plants
Use some potted plants to create instant curb appeal on a budget. Turn your home’s entry into an inviting focal point by adding a few well-chosen and nicely arranged plants on the front porch. Vary the plant and container sizes, and arrange them on multiple levels.
Make Your Porch a Haven
If you’re lucky enough to have a sizable porch, use furniture and accessories to create a simple but inviting outdoor room. Add a comfortable bench, a cozy porch swing, or chairs to create a conversation nook. Keep the porch clutter-free and open for gatherings. It’ll feel like an additional room rather than just an entrance to your home.
Coordinate Hardware Throughout Your Home
Address numbers, mailboxes, locksets, and porch lights are simple curb appeal upgrades. Although these elements are small, they add a lot of polish to your home’s look. Keep the finishes consistent so the pieces look like an ensemble of accessories, not a batch of mismatched hardware.
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