Your home’s exterior is like the cover of a book, setting the stage for what’s inside. Whether you’re interested in selling, or just want to make some improvements for your own enjoyment, adding curb appeal is often an easy and inexpensive way to make your house feel nicer and increase its value. Here are 4 projects that will help your home give a better first impression.
One of the most obvious (and most impactful) ways to boost curb appeal is to add some fresh greenery and flowers. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or money to spend on putting in a garden—you can get the same effect by adding some planters and window boxes. Use plants to accentuate and frame key visual points, like windows and entryways, and if you don’t have room for a standing planter, hook up a hanging one. Even just one pretty plant arrangement can significantly add to your home’s exterior appearance.
Boost curb appeal by having your front door stand out instead of blend in. Painting your front door is relatively cheap and is a pretty easy DIY job, even for beginners. Opt for a bold color that accentuates and enhances (rather than clashes with) the other colors of your home’s exterior.
Quickly modernize the look of your home by removing your old house numbers and replacing them with something that has a bit more *oomph. Choose a font that aligns with the architecture of your home but that is also distinctive enough to really grab the eye. Even if you’re not super handy, replacing the numbers is an easy job that can be done in about half an hour or less.
There’s nothing welcoming about a dark entryway. If you already have a sconce or hanging pendant by your front door, replace it with something a bit more fun and fresh. Clean off all cobwebs and debris around outdoor light fixtures, which will instantly make the space appear more bright and clean. If you need some additional light sources, hang some porch string lights or use solar powered lanterns to light up a walkway.