The curb appeal of your home isn’t something you usually think much about until you are either trying to sell your home, or it becomes so dull that your house just kind of blends into the background. If you’re wanting to improve the curb appeal of your home and don’t have a massive budget at your fingertips, there are still a number of projects and renovations that you can do that will have maximum impact. Here’s a look at the top ways you can go about transforming the way the exterior of your home looks.
Give it a Good Clean Up
The very first tip doesn’t cost a thing, but it does involve a lot of elbow grease on your part. Give the entire yard, both back and front a really good cleaning up. This means rubbish removal, trimming back overgrown plants, bushes, and trees, power washing pathways and the driveway, cleaning out clogged gutters, cutting the grass, pulling weeds, raking up dead leaves, and washing the windows on the outside. You will be amazed at what some simple tidying up can do to the curb appeal.
Install a High-Quality Carport to Park Your Car In
If your car is constantly sitting out in your driveway or yard because you don’t have a garage, you may want to consider installing a stylish carport that will suit your home. A carport does a great job of protecting your car from the elements, but it also adds style to the exterior of your home. It keeps the space looking neat and tidy since you now have that dedicated spot for parking.
Give Window Frames and Doors a Fresh Coat of Paint
Another simple and cost-effective tip is to give your window frames and doors a fresh coat of paint. You can choose to keep the same colours or you can go bold and give your front door a pop of colour such as a bright green or red. This is a great way to remedy peeling and faded paint.
While you’re re-painting your front door this would also be a good time to update the hardware on the door and give it a more contemporary look.
Add Outdoor Lighting
Outdoor lighting can do absolute wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Not only that, it makes it safer to walk up pathways, park your car, and walk around in the yard. You can add garden lights, pathway lights, spotlights, rope lights, and motion-sensor lights.
Spruce Up Your Garden
The final tip involves sprucing up your garden. Every few years it’s a good idea to take a look at the current plants you have and think about moving things around/transplanting, adding new varieties, and just changing up the overall look to freshen up the garden.
Before adding anything, it is a good idea to plan everything out to ensure that you get the most out of your efforts. Start by looking at the sun exposure that your property receives, as each type of plant has different needs. In addition, research which plants benefit others, as certain plants types don’t co-exist with each other. From there, you might consider starting your seed indoors during the winter. Preparing your garden early like this provides a head start on your garden and means that you don’t have to wait for the winter frost to disappear.
Small things make a big difference. We rarely think about how our mailbox looks, but this is the first thing the people usually see before entering our house.
The Kind of Curb Appeal You’ve Been After
These tips are all meant to help you achieve that impressive curb appeal that you’ve been after but didn’t know how to achieve.