Curb appeal is everything. It is the first impression that your guests see when visiting your home. Make your home stand out, in a good way. Updating and revamping the curb appeal of your home doesn’t have to be expensive. Here are a few simple upgrades that are inexpensive, but can make a big difference when deciding to revamp the look of your home.
A fresh coat of paint on your front door can make all the difference. Choose your colors wisely. Decide on a color that compliments the rest of your home. Adding an accent color to your door will make it stand out and create an inviting entry way into your home. A great way to incorporate the accent color throughout your entire home is to paint the trim, shutters, or garage door to match.
Adding updated door handles and fixtures to your front entryway can give it a new, clean, and modern look. Choose matching fixtures throughout your entire home. Adding a doorway light fixture can make your home feel more warm and inviting, especially in the winter time. When choosing outdoor lights, remember that you want them to be able to adequately illuminate your entryway and make it safer. Swapping out the fixtures can be relatively easy to do with minimal electrical skills, but be sure to call a professional if the fixture requires a more intricate installation.
Does your exterior paint look worn and faded? The problem could be dirt. Pressure-washing your home can bring out the original beauty of your siding, paint, garage doors, driveway, and deck. Pressure washers are relatively cheap and can save you money from having to replace the existing siding or re-painting the exterior of your home.
Adding trees, plants, and flowers can help your home appeal to a larger market of buyers. Give your home a splash of color by adding flower pots on your porch or throughout your landscaping. For easy upkeep, add some plants that won’t require as much maintenance. If you are a low maintenance gardener, perennials are the best, easiest option. They can live for over two years and will rebloom year after year saving you the hassle of having to replant each year.
Keep your yard maintained, and your bushes and trees trimmed as to not take away from the look of your home. Before planting trees and plants it is important to consider the size that the tree will be at full maturity. Give your trees and plants room to grow in your yard, and don’t plant them too close to your home. Remember that only well-maintained trees, plants, and flowers will improve the overall curb appeal of your home.