There are plenty of small, inexpensive home improvements that you can do to improve the curb appeal of your home. Adding curb appeal to your home not only makes it more attractive when you put it on the market, but it also gives your house a refined finished look you will love. When you start the process of choosing which upgrades you would like done, think about what your house currently looks like and what will complement its features.
Paint the Front Door, Trim or Shutters
Many of the exterior pants out there will cost you around $30 per gallon. Painting your home can certainly add some brightness and give it that “revived” look. Pick a bold color that will make your house stick out. It’s important however to match it to the rest of the colors on your house and don’t forget to prep all surfaces!
Upgrade your Mailbox
Whether you have a mailbox by the road or one attached to your house, adding a new mailbox can add curb appeal. This small touch adds curb appeal without breaking the bank, just make sure you’re following the rules and regulations.
Install New House Numbers
Does your house have old or faded house numbers on it? Then it’s time to get some new numbers to spruce up the curb appeal. Try to match your new house numbers with the finish that is on your exterior light fixtures.
Replace Exterior Lighting
When buying new exterior light fixtures, consider both the styles of your home and the function of the lights. You want them to be able to adequately illuminate your entryway and make it safer. If you want to save yourself some time, look for fixtures that have the same mounting systems as the current ones that you have.
Install Flower Boxes
Is your house lacking color? Try adding flower boxes. Install them on the front porch railings as well as below the windows. Window boxes are inexpensive but if you want to save yourself even more money, you can DIY them in an afternoon. Remember, to really add the curb appeal to your home, you need to maintain the flowers to get the true color out of them.
These simple improvements will add curb appeal to your home and make it stand out from the rest of the neighborhood. There is no need to break the bank as many things you can do to add curb appeal can be done yourself.