Boosting Your Home’s Curb Appeal
Does your house need seem drab compared to the others on your block? Enhancing your home’s curb appeal may be easier than you think. Read on to learn a few tips and tricks that can turn your house from boring to brilliant!
Deep Clean the Exterior — Making the outside of your home look more appealing means doing more than some simple tidying and trimming shrubs. You can use your hose to wash your driveway, sidewalk, and other surfaces that accumulate dirt easily. If it’s been a while since you’ve truly cleaned the outside of your house, you may want to consider power washing exterior surfaces. Power washers are relatively inexpensive to rent for a day or two, and can make a world of difference in getting tough dirt and grime off.
Spruce up your House Numbers — Modifying your house numbers is a great way to make a fun and creative change to your home. You can hand paint them onto the front of your house, or even put them on an eccentric planter if you have a porch. If you’re interested in purchasing new house numbers, there are a variety of fonts, colors and sizes to choose from, most of which are inexpensive.
Give your Door a Makeover — The front door of your house attracts more attention than you might think. Purchasing a brand new door can be pricey, but there are plenty of other ways you can make it look more appealing. Adding molding (a decorative frame around the outside of the door) can help make the front of your home more welcoming. Adding a coat of bright paint is also a great way to make your door pop if the rest of your home is relatively bland.
Change Up your Mailbox — You might be surprised at the difference a new or improved mailbox can make. Whether you have a standing mailbox or one attached to a wall, it’s easy to add a coat of paint or install a completely new one. This project is relatively inexpensive, but can make a world of difference in your home’s appearance.
Light it up — If your outdoor light fixtures are making your home look run down, replacing them is an excellent way to make your home look more modern. Most home centers sell new light fixtures for an affordable price. If you’re just looking to shape you your existing fixtures, you can spray paint them and make your home look more elegant in no time.
If you’re looking to put your house on the market, boosting your home’s curb appeal is a great way to ensure that it sells quickly. These ideas are a great way to help make your home look more appealing to potential buyers, and your neighbors will thank you!