5 Easy Ways to Increase Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Everyone wants their home to have impressive curb appeal. Whether you’re planning on putting your home on the market, or you just want to make a good impression on your neighbors or guests, curb appeal is what determines a person’s first impression of your home. If you want your home to look approachable and impressive, but don’t want to break the bank, this article is for you! Read the tips below to learn about some affordable projects you can start now to make your home look amazing.
Improve the Look of the Front Entrance
The first thing people notice about a home is whether or not it’s cared for. Their eyes are usually drawn to bright colors and eye-catching features. If you don’t want to completely redo your landscaping or paint your entire home, just start with some plants around the front entrance. Try getting hanging planters or attractive pots. A simple clay pot with blooming hydrangeas will go a long way for little effort.
Rather than paint your whole home, try just painting the front door an inviting color that complements the surrounding plants. Updating the trim around the door or on posts you might have on your front porch will also make your entrance look clean-cut and updated. This project should be budget-friendly and easy to accomplish alone.
Power Wash and Window Wash
You may not realize it, but your home probably hasn’t been properly washed in years. You see it every day, so you may be blind to obvious dirt on the outside of your home. It could also be so long since it was washed, that you’re just used to the new, duller color the paint has turned into over the years. This is an extremely fixable problem! Power washing will do wonders for your home. If you don’t have a power washer or don’t want to do it yourself, you can rent one or have someone do it for you. It’s usually reasonably priced or simple to do yourself if you watch a tutorial. If you’re afraid of heights and don’t like climbing a ladder, it’s probably better to just bring in a professional. By the time the wash is done, it will look like a clean, fresh paint coat!
The same goes for your windows. Don’t underestimate the look of clean, shiny windows! This can also either be done by you or a professional window cleaner.
Make Your Home Well Lit
It’s time to replace old light bulbs and clean off old light fixtures. A home that is well lit at night is inviting and attractive! If your porch lights or landscape lights have burnt out, replace them with high-quality LED bulbs. You can also consider upgrading your current lighting situation. Check out our previous post on landscape lighting! Check out our previous blog post on the benefits of landscape lighting.
A cracked, dated driveway is never appealing and will make your home’s curb appeal go down. If your guests don’t have anywhere to park when they come over, their first impression of your home won’t be the best! Fixing cracks in concrete is usually budget-friendly and can be done in a short time frame. However, if your driveway is in need of serious repair, you should consider having it redone entirely. You can choose a material that complements your home and that will hold up during extreme weather.
Visible Address Number
There’s nothing more frustrating than trying to find an address and not being able to see the number of a home. Sometimes the numbers are too small to see from the road, or the numbers have become unrecognizable over time. This is probably the easiest problem to fix yet! Getting new numbers for your home is extremely budget-friendly and will definitely increase the curb appeal.
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