Simple & Inexpensive Ideas to Increase your Home’s Curb Appeal

First impressions are important when selling your home. Investing a few dollars in your home’s curb appeal can be vital to marketing your home when you put it on the real estate market. Here are some simple & inexpensive ideas to increase your home’s curb appeal tips that can help you make your home look more welcoming.

Paint the Front Door

Colour is an important design element. A dirty and dull front door can look uninviting, but adding a bright colour can make your home look energized and welcoming.

Clean Up the Yard

Keep the driveway, walkways, and lawn free of clutter. Keep the area free of toys, yard tools, newspapers, excessive garden ornaments, and uncoiled hoses.

Wash your Windows & Siding

Take the time to freshen up your home’s exterior. Washing your windows and siding will make your home look brighter and more welcoming. Make sure to take the time to do your decks, sidewalks, and driveway as well. If you don’t own a power washer, you can rent one from your local home improvement center.

Buy a New Doormat

Adding a new doormat is an inexpensive way to help freshen up your entryway. A new doormat might not make a huge difference but together with some of the other ideas here, it will make a nice addition to your entryway.

Add Flower Pots to Your Front Porch

You can turn your home’s entry into an inviting focal point from the street by adding a few inexpensive and nicely arranged plants on the front porch. Vary the plant and container sizes, and arrange them on multiple levels to add interest. If you don’t want to invest in new containers, check out your local thrift store.

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Update and Coordinate Hardware

Updating your home’s address numbers, mailbox, locksets, and porch lights are simple upgrades. These elements can add a lot of polish to your home’s look if you keep the style and finishes consistent so the pieces look like an ensemble. If you don’t need to update your hardware, a simple and inexpensive coat of contrasting paint on your house numbers will make your address easily visible from the street.

Add a Wreath to your Front Door

A front door wreath can be an inexpensive way to add charm to your home’s curb appeal.

Paint, Restain, or Seal the Porch

Painting, restaining, or sealing the front porch can also add a lot of curb appeal. Remember to choose your colours carefully and make sure it enhances and improves the view from the street.

Give your Garage Door a Fresh Coat of Paint

If the garage door is the first thing people see when they arrive make sure that it looks as good as the rest of your home. Most garage doors are paintable and a fresh coat of paint can have a huge impact. You can paint the garage to match your siding so it blends in or opt for the same contrasting shade as your front door.

Illuminate the Front Path

An illuminated path to your front door will add warmth and security. You can tuck inexpensive solar-powered spotlights into garden beds and aim them along the walkway or install them along the walkway.   Most importantly, remember to keep your sidewalk and driveway clear of snow and ice in the winter months and your lawn mowed in the summer months!

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