You don’t need to spend a lot of money to make your home look more appealing from the outside. While there are many improvements you can make, think about what would add the most to your home when deciding which project to undergo. These tips will help you if you’re selling your home but even if you’re not, it’ll help you love your home a little more. We’ll outline some ideas from DIY Network.
Paint the front door, trim, or shutters
Paint is pretty cheap and you don’t have to hire a professional to do it for you. It will also instantly make your home look more put together. When choosing a door color, pick one that adds some life to your home home but don’t pick something that doesn’t go well with the rest of your home.
Upgrade your mailbox
You probably don’t even think about it, but a mailbox has the potential to add a lot to your home. New mailboxes start around $20 and it also only takes about an hour or two to install.
Put up new house numbers
If your house numbers are looking worn, purchase some new ones to really give your home a fresher look. You can buy basic numbers for a couple bucks or you can get customized plaques that will cost about $50-$100. Tip: match the color of the house numbers to the finish of your exterior light fixtures to pull everything together.
Plant a tree
This is one of the most common ways to add some curb appeal to your home. Make sure you plant the tree in a good location that isn’t too close to your home. For some extra appeal, add multiple trees. While you’re add it, plant some flowers or shrubs around your home. This is cost effective and one of the best ways to make your home look top notch.
Replace exterior lights
When choosing new light fixtures, try to match them to the style of your home. If you have a modern home, choose modern fixtures. If you have a traditional home, choose something more classic. Light fixtures can also be inexpensive depending on where you look.
Install flower boxes
Buy some flower boxes to add color to your home. Add them to your windows and to the railing on your front porch. Just be sure you take care of the flowers or it may end up taking away from you home’s curb appeal. If you don’t like the idea of flower boxes, get some planters to put on your porch or on your front steps.