Quick Fixes For Curb Appeal
How does your house look from the curb? After a long winter, chances are good it could use a refresher.
While you might be tempted to take on an HGTV-style renovation to get that coveted curb appeal, there are many smaller-scale projects any homeowner can do and still achieve great results.
“I like to start with the front porch,” says Stacy Marsilio, CKD, Choice Windows, Doors & More. “After a good cleaning, give it some personal charm with outdoor chairs, bright cushions, a colorful rug and a fun wreath on your door. Add a couple plants or hanging flowers and you’re done!”
Check out these curb appeal tips – ranging from no cost to moderate expense – that you can do on your next free weekend.
- clean your windows and glass door, inside and out
- clean your outdoor light fixtures
- remove cobwebs around the exterior
- reduce the number of accessories in your yard and gardens. Less is more.
- try a new color on shutters and/or door
- plant flowers around your front entry
- hang flowers and plants on your porch
- paint flower pots, arrange on front steps
- window boxes – buy them pre-assembled or build your own
- add decorative pavers to a walkway
- add mulch to your flower beds and around trees
- put a bench or chairs on your porch, add decorative cushions for a pop of color
- upgrade the house numbers on the front of your house
- replace broken shutters
- install a new mailbox
- pressure wash your home’s exterior – rent a pressure washer for the day or hire a pro