We all want our homes to look good, so why not give a great first impression by spicing up the front of the house? You don’t need to make expensive renovations such as re-siding your house or making major landscape changes to the front yard. There are plenty of ways you can make your home appear warm and welcoming to people without breaking the bank.
Front Door Refresh
Sometimes the best way to add curb appeal to our home is by painting the front door. You can give your front door a pop of color like red or yellow to really draw attention to it, or you can go with something more subtle like white or gray. Either way, a fresh paint job is a great start to make your home more eye-catching.
Adding some greenery is a wonderful way to change up the look of your home’s exterior for the better. Planting bright and colorful flowers is a nice way to draw attention to your home. You’ll want to make sure your plants are well maintained so they don’t cover up your home too much. If you don’t want to plant flowers in your front yard, you can simply add potted plants to your front porch.
If you have enough space on your front porch, add some outdoor furniture. An outdoor seating area on your front porch is like an extension of your home. Porch furniture not only serves as seating when you want to enjoy some fresh air, but it also is aesthetically pleasing. Set up a few chairs and a small table to make your porch look warm and welcoming.
There are a lot of different simple accessories you can use to upgrade the front of your home. Upgrading or buying new address numbers is an easy way to add a fresh look to your home’s exterior. You should also consider adding some kind of light fixtures along your walkway leading up to your home. This will both add to your home’s curb appeal, as well as help guests see where they are walking when they visit. Finally, a welcome mat in front of your door is a nice touch.
A walkway with leaves, sticks, litter or anything to make the way up to your front door look cluttered or dirty should be cleaned up. Not only can it obstruct the walkway leading to your front door, but it also takes peoples’ eyes away from the other beautiful pieces you added to the front of your home to make it stand out.
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