The curb appeal of their property is something homeowners spend a lot of time perfecting. If you, like most homeowners, have to work within a budget, then you will surely appreciate these fast and affordable tips for improving the look and feel of your home’s exterior.
Adding curb appeal will help your home sell faster if you are planning on putting your property on the market in the future. But, even if you have no intention of selling your home anytime soon, you want to have a home you are proud of inside and out. These are inexpensive, fast projects you can easily do on your own.
- Add new color. Giving your home’s front door, shutters or trim a fresh coat of paint can do wonders when it comes to improving your property’s curb appeal. There are many bold colors available that will help to make your home stand out from others on the block. Just be sure that you aren’t choosing a color that clashes with the rest of your home’s appearance.
- Replace your old mailbox. Most homeowners overlook their mailbox, especially if it is one that is stationed at the end of their driveway. Regardless of what style you have installed currently, replacing it with a more modern box can really spruce up the outside of your home.
- Swap out your house numbers. Somewhere on the outside of your home, you have your address numbers. Replace these digits with new metal, wood or painted numbers for a fresh look and feel.
- Freshen up your landscaping. Adding a new tree or two can add charm to your front yard. Also, if these trees are ones that grow tall and full, they may help to shade your home and keep it cooler during the warmer months of the year.
- Add more lighting. Accentuate your home’s architectural style with exterior lights. You can add them to the sides of your home, the sidewalk, your driveway, staircases and in other areas.
- Install replacement windows. If your existing windows are starting to show age, replacing them may be a smart investment. Not only will the new windows add personality to your home’s interior and exterior, but they may be more energy efficient than the older style.