Easy Ways To Add Curb Appeal To Your House

Boosting your home’s curb appeal doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can create eye-catching charm on a budget with these tips!

Replace Old Hardware
An easy and inexpensive way to start adding some curb appeal to your home is to replace any old hardware outside such as house numbers, entry door locks and handles, and light fixtures. Go with pieces that are a functional collective and match your home rather than mix-matched pieces that may clash together.

Update Mailbox
A mailbox refresh is another great way to boost the curb appeal of your home. Update to a completely new one that matches your house or try giving it a fresh coat of paint that matches your home’s color scheme. If your mailbox sits close to the road, surround it with a small flowering garden. This is a quick and easy option that adds so much life to your mailbox.

Light Fixtures 
Update the light fixtures that are around your house, especially in your front entryway. Maybe add some matching sconces on either side of your front door for symmetry. Low-voltage landscape lighting such as using stake lights to illuminate a walking path or adding step and railing lights will make your house glow as well as provide safety and security.

Front Door Refresh
Your front door is often the focal point of your home’s curb appeal. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint and coordinate with the other colors on your house. If you are feeling brave, go for a bold color that compliments the other colors around your home.

Entryway Seating
Create a comfortable and welcoming space by adding a seating area to your front entryway. Depending on the size of the area you are working with, you can add a chair, couch, or bench. Add layers to the space with outdoor throw pillows, end tables, and rugs. Comfortable seating not only improves curb appeal but also encourages everyone to engage with neighbors and street-side activity.

Window Boxes and Planters
A fast and easy way to bring color and charm to your home is to install window boxes on the front porch railings or below the windows. Add a variety of colorful flowers and plants to them, especially if your house’s exterior is lacking color. Another great option is to try planters in large pots placed in your entryway and on steps leading up to your home.

Planting Beds and Trees
Prime spots for planting beds are in front corners of the yard, along driveways or walkways, and immediately in front of your house. Add a variety of plants, flowers, shrubs, and any other greenery. Planting trees, plants, and shrubs not only adds curb appeal, but will increase your property value, improve air quality, reduce your utility bill, and reduce stress.

Fill the Voids
Rocks are a great way to fill any voids and add dimension along your house or in flower beds. Use small rocks to fill in any other empty areas or try woodchips where there is dirt showing. An alternative option for large rocks could be faux boulders.

Clean and Pressure Wash
Lastly, give your home’s exterior surface a polish for a fresh look. If you don’t own a pressure washer, rent one! Clean your driveway, walkways, fences, gutters, siding, and whatever else looks grungy for an immediate house refresh.

Sources: Better Homes & Gardens, HGTV

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