First impressions are kind of a big deal, but the good news is that enhancing your home’s exterior doesn’t have to break the bank. These tips will give your home instant curb appeal!
1. Rejuvenate with a Fresh Coat of Paint
Paint is one of the most inexpensive ways you can liven up your home. Whether it’s slapping on a fresh coat or doing a complete color overhaul, paint can be your friend when it comes to small budget renovation.
Go bold with a colorfully painted door or gloss over your dingy shutters. The trick is to stick with the rest of the color scheme of the home to make sure it all flows seamlessly. Learn how to paint a front door from HGTV HERE.
2. Add Lighting to Your Walkway or Porch
Installing lights to your walkway not only adds beauty, but it serves a specific function to gently guide your guests to your home’s entrance. There are many options that won’t cost you a lot – such as rope lights and solar installations.
Adding decorative lighting can also maximize the appeal of your porch and landscaping. Learn how to choose the right lighting for your needs from Home Depot’s guide HERE.
3. Become a Plant Parent
Bright flowers are one of the simplest ways to gain curb appeal. There are many fast-blooming varieties that will instantly add charm, such as Clematis, a climbing vine that can grow up to 30 feet, or Nandina, an easy-growing shrub that provides four-season curb appeal.
Potted plants and hanging plants on your porch are also a fantastic way to get in on the game, and window boxes and planters provide your plant baby with long-lasting stability.
4. Replace the Mailbox
This might sound too easy, but a simple swap of your rusty old mailbox can quickly change the feel of a home. And sometimes, you don’t even need to replace it. A new coat of paint can revitalize an outdated one, or a few minor repairs can get it back to tip-top shape. Learn how to install a new mailbox and post from This Old House HERE.
5. Pressure Wash EVERYTHING
Your home’s exterior needs regular cleaning, just like the inside. Grime and dirt can force your home to look less than desirable, but the awesome news is that you can pressure wash all that grossness away.
It’s beneficial to consider how often you plan to pressure wash your exterior in order to decide if it’s more economical for you to purchase your own machine or rent one for when the time comes.
Pressure washing can also be used on your roof if it’s becoming discolored. A clean roof is a good investment for when you decide to sell, because buyers can be put off by the dirt, and mistakenly think that your home has issues that would be costly to repair.
Just make sure to do your research before pressure washing your home to ensure a safe and effective clean. Learn how to pressure wash your house by Bob Vila HERE.