Easy Improvements For Your Home
Whether you’re looking to sell your house or prevent your home from being the eyesore of your neighborhood, there are many different ways to add curb appeal to your home.
Here are our twelve favorite ways for a variety of budgets.
- Add a pop of color to your door. You can do this either by painting your door a bright, vibrant color or by accessorizing for the season. Wreaths at Christmas, snowmen in winter, flowers in the spring, American flags for the summer, and scarecrows in autumn, these festive door hangings can be stored and used year after year.
- Update your mailbox. If your mailbox is rusted from the rain or dented from being hit by a snow plow, it’s time to get a new one. Mailboxes can be purchased at your local hardware store, and they don’t take very long to install yourself.
- Update your house number and make sure it’s visible from across the street. After all, if you’re selling your house your prospective buyers to be able to find it. If you’ve just moved into your forever home, you want the pizza delivery driver to be able to find you on those days you’re just too busy to cook dinner.
- Whether these are new plants you’ve just purchased or ones that have been in your front yard for years, make sure your hedges are neatly trimmed, weeds are nonexistent, and your flowers are bright and cheery.
- Add a garden flag to your front yard or a flagpole to your front porch. These can and should be changed out seasonally for different holidays. You don’t want your jack-o’-lantern flag being the talk of the neighborhood when your neighbors have their Easter decorations up. Your flags should also be replaced after a few years when they start to look old and tattered.
- Adding a coat of paint or new siding to your house can help your house stand out and attract attention, especially if it makes your house a different color from the houses on either side of it.
- Repair any damaged areas of your fence. Not only does this look nice, but it will help keep stray critters out of your yard. If you have a wooden fence, you also want to repaint any areas that are chipped.
- Clean your roof and have any missing shingles replaced.
- Add a small wishing well or another conversation starter to your front yard. Everyone will know which house is yours.
- Make your porch look inviting with nice chairs. Prospective home buyers will be able to better imagine themselves living in your house if they can take a seat and check out the view of the neighborhood.
- Update the outdoor light fixtures. Between the lights at your front door and solar or battery-powered path lights, your home should be well-lit at night for safety.
- Remove any tree branches that are hanging close to the house. This will put any potential buyers at ease, knowing that the branch won’t hit the house during a storm.
We hope you have enjoyed these tips. Most are easy and inexpensive to do and will add such a POP to your curb appeal. It doesn’t take much to really make a difference in your neighborhood. If you have any questions or comments please contact us. Also if you have any really cool DIY ideas, we would love to hear about them. Please submit your idea to us.