Boosting your home’s curb appeal – or its appearance from the outside – is an excellent way to boost your home’s value. Whether you’re looking to sell or if you’re just looking improve your home for your own sake, there are plenty of easy and inexpensive ways to boost your home’s curb appeal.
Add Some Greenery
Plants and flowers are an easy way to spruce up your home’s exterior. Few things are as cheerful and eye catching as a spread of flowers and healthy, growing things. Don’t have the time or money for a proper garden? Don’t worry! You can achieve the same effect with planters and window boxes. Plants can be used to frame key visual points of your home, such as windows and entry ways, and make your home seem more alive and welcoming.
Take Care of Your Lawn
Basic lawn care will make your home more appealing as well. Regularly mow the grass, rake off leaves, pull weeds, and keep it well watered. The key to easy lawn care is to keep up with it so it doesn’t become a huge project.
Add a Pop of Color to Your Front Door
A pop of color always draws the eye. You can boost your curb appeal by painting your front door to stand out rather than blend in. Keeping the colors of your home in mind, find something bold that enhances the look of your home. Get a few swatches to hold up against your door to help you decide on the color you like best.
Light it Up
Dark entryways aren’t welcoming, so get some light in there. If you already have light fixtures that aren’t working, fix or replace them. Make the area look fresh and clean. Clear away cobwebs and other debris around the doorway. If things still don’t seem bright enough, consider adding in some porch string lights or lights along the walkway.
Make it Symmetrical
You can make pleasing focal points using symmetrical decorations. Matching lanterns or plants on either side of your front door or garage door, for example, make your home seem more put together.
Mailboxes don’t have to be plain – make it stylish! This easy project costs between $50-$200 and is a simple way to make your home stand out.
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