Do you want to increase the curb appeal of your home? Well, if you think you need to repaint your house or repave your driveway, think again! There are plenty of simple, quick things you can do to boost curb appeal. Check out these ideas to get you started!
- Light Up Your Front Walk. One of the easiest ways to boost curb appeal is to put in some pathway border lights. This project can be done in less than a day. Most home improvement stores have an inventory of solar-powered LED pathway lights in a variety of designs. Purchase an even number of them and push them into the ground about one or two feet apart on both sides of your front walk. These pathway lights soak up sunlight during the day and pop on when the sun goes down, creating an appealing glow people can see from the street.
- Paint Your Front Door. Painting your front door takes about half a day and makes a big difference in your home's appearance. You could select a paint color that creates a dramatic contrast to your home's exterior or go with a color that complements your window shutters. Or simply choose a color that makes you happy!
- Invest in Seasonal Doormats. A doormat for your front porch is a practical item, but that doesn't mean it can't add to the curb appeal of your home. Take a couple of hours on a Saturday afternoon to check out the inventory of seasonal doormats in your local home décor store. One of the best things about this idea is that you can put a different and unique doormat on your porch every few months. Be sure to purchase a mat or two to put in front of the door to your garden shed as well.
- Paint Your Mailbox. If you have a plain, silver mailbox at the end of your driveway, think about refreshing its look. Painting your mailbox involves removing its flag, sanding and priming, and painting. This is a creative project that's sure to set your mailbox apart from all others on your street. Be sure to paint your mailbox flag a different color than the body of the box so your mail carrier will see it. This project takes only a few hours to complete.
- Create a Double-Duty Planter. Take some time on a Saturday or Sunday to look for an unpainted wooden planter at your local garden store. Before putting your favorite flowers in it, paint the planter and use fancy stencils to put your house numbers on its side. As the flowers change throughout the seasons, your colorful planter will help folks find your house when cruising down the street. This project takes about half a day to finish.
- Jazz Up Your Garage Door. Add interest to a plain-looking garage door within minutes. Check online for magnetic decorative hardware designed for a garage door. A variety of styles and designs are available. Once your order of decorative hardware arrives, you can arrange it on your door in minutes. These embellishments don't scratch your garage door and endure all types of weather. A few little additions can give your garage door fresh new style.
- Disguise Your Garden Hose. If you have a garden hose hooked to an outdoor spigot in front of your home, it can be an eyesore. So why not find a stylish pot designed to store your neatly coiled garden hose? A brass or copper pot on the porch could add a small dash of flair to your property while keeping your garden hose in excellent condition.
Try some of these easy ideas and delight in the renewed look of your home. Thanks for reading. - Alan