3 Projects to Add Instant Curb Appeal to Your Home
If you’re thinking about selling your home or even just want to make the neighbors jealous, then putting some work into boosting the curb appeal of your home will go a long way. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy projects that will add wow-factor to your home with a just weekend’s work.
Go Green – Adding a touch of greenery to your home is an easy way to create a warm, and inviting look to your home’s exterior. Container gardens and window boxes are cheap to buy, or a quick DIY project if you choose. With a bit more work, you can go all out by putting in a plant bed, a tree, or shrubs in the yard. After you’ve got your new greenery in place, don’t forget to keep it looking great with regular trimming and clearing!
Focus on Your Front Door – In many ways, your front door is like the ambassador to your home. It’s one of the first parts of your home people will see, so you’ll want it to make a great first impression! Something as simple as replacing old knobs, street numbers, and other hardware can really freshen up your front entry. If the door itself is looking drab, try painting it a new color to accent your home or add bold contrast. You may even want to consider swapping your old door with a beautiful replacement door, and on top of the new look, you’ll get added value in energy savings.
Don’t Forget The Porch! – If your home has a porch, it’s perfect area to add style that will grab a prospective buyer’s attention. Make your porch a comfortable place with chairs and cushions or a porch swing. But before you start adding pieces to your porch, plan it out. Make sure any furniture accents the color and feel of your home’s exterior, and try to keep your porch symmetrical to avoid an unbalanced feel.
Of course, this is only a just start to the list of things you can do to. We’d love to know what ideas you have for adding curb appeal to your home. Leave us a comment below, or tell us on Facebook or Twitter.