November 13, 2014

Cost-Effective DIY Curb Appeal Ideas

Whether you’re planning to sell your house or you simply want to spruce up your home’s exterior, curb appeal is certainly important. Fortunately, boosting your curb appeal doesn’t mean you have to break your bank as there are a lot of affordable do-it-yourself projects out there. Below are some must-try ideas.

Front door makeover. Remaking your front door is totally easily and gives excellent results. By simply painting your front door, you’re already changing the overall appeal of your home. Establishing a focal point is the key to make an impact and your front door is certainly a great choice. You don’t necessarily have to paint your door with bright colors however, experts recommend bold colors as they add a lot of visual interest and they quickly catch the viewer’s attention.

Add light to your yard. Your home’s curb appeal doesn’t only exist during daylight. Even at night, you can still draw attention to your home by adding lights to your front porch, garden or yard. With the advent of solar lamps, this DIY project is certainly easy since you don’t need to worry anymore about the installation. Just purchase the right amount of lamps, place it on your outdoor area and viola, you have now boost your curb appeal.

Power washing. Sometimes, enhancing and beautifying your home needs only a little washing. You can use a power washer – buy or rent one, to wash and get rid of the dirt from your front porch, lawn, garage, driveway or siding. You’ll be surprised what it can do to your home.

Update your mailbox. Is your mailbox too old? Changing your dirty and old mailbox is easy and inexpensive provided that the stud is still reusable. Don’t underestimate how a simple mailbox can improve your home’s curb appeal.

Change your curtains. Although curtains are basically placed and seen within your home, they can still be seen from the outside. Therefore, they still play a part in enhancing your home’s curb appeal. In choosing curtains, be sure that they blend with your home’s color; if possible, stick with neutral colors.

Clean your yard. One of the first things people notice about your home is your yard. They’ll see immediately if it’s clean from any falling leaves, your grasses are trimmed, your plants are well maintained, or is free from weeds or sticks. To get the job done, you only need a few tools like a rake and a lawn mower and of course, manpower.

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