Curb appeal means the way your house looks on the outside, or exterior, and how it appeals to potential buyers and guests. It’s the very first impression your home makes which is why it’s so important – if it’s a mess on the outside, expectations won’t be that high for the inside. The good news is that there’s simple ways to enhance your curb appeal and most of them are easy, DIY solutions! From fresh paint to a little landscaping, transforming your exterior will pay off in the long run.
Paint Front Door
Adding a fresh coat of paint and switching up the color of your front door is a great way to enhance your curb appeal. It’s a way to add a different color to the front of your house and will be the something potential buyers and guests notice!
Add Window Boxes
Adding window boxes will make your property feel warmer and it’s a great way to add pops of color. They can be window boxes that you leave up all year long or changeable with the seasons. Either way, you can get really creative with window boxes and have a lot of fun with them!
Another chance to add a different color to the front of your home, garages are a big focal point because of their size. Painting them is an easy solution to enhance your curb appeal, but investing a new garage door all together is definitely the best way to go.
Staining your shingles is an easy way to update the front, back, or sides of your home. They come in all sorts of colors making it easy to match your existing color scheme or switching it up all together. Make sure you’re fully prepped before staining, or else it could turn out not how you expected.
Perhaps one of the easier enhancements, upgrading your mailbox can really make a difference. If replacing it isn’t an option, a fresh coat of paint that correlates to your color exterior color scheme will make it look brand new!
Landscaping is an important factor when it comes to curb appeal, after all, nothing is homey about a large patch of dirt. Planting flowers will make the exterior feel warmer and more inviting!
New House Numbers
Another easy upgrade, replacing your house numbers can be an eye-catcher. Don’t overlook the small details!
Perhaps something that not many people think of, matching your shades can make or break the look of your home from the outside. If you have the same type of shade in your windows it’ll look cohesive and be appealing to the eye.
Adding planters to the side of your garage doors or front door is an easy way to enhance your curb appeal. If you’re not the best at keeping plants alive, artificial ones will work just fine!
Power Wash Fence
Upgrading your fence all together is a huge expense, but power washing your fence is an easy option. Check your local hardware store for rentals if you don’t own one! It’s amazing how satisfying watching a power washer work is, and while you’re at it, you can wash patio furniture, your gutters, deck, and so much more! Power washing really does wonders.