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How to Improve Curb Appeal

Date:8/19/2020
Author:Terry Baldwin
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light blue house with porch, wooden rocking chair on porch
photo by Avi Werde on Unsplash

Could your house’s curb appeal be improved, but you don't have the time or budget for extensive renovations? Here's help! We’ve made a list of simple things you can do to upgrade that exterior. Some you can do in an hour or less, some may take a day. All guaranteed to make a difference in how you feel about your house!

MULCH SHRUBS & GARDEN BEDS

white house with green lawn and mulched evergreen bushes along foundation

Mulch has this magic quality that, when you throw it around even the most unattractive foundation shrubs, makes them look so much better. For a few hours’ work, you’ll get instant impact. Speaking of shrubs, if you have one so big it looks like it’s eating your house, cut it back. If that results in a shrub skeleton, be ruthless and replace it with smaller shrubs or a window box. Your house will be revealed in all its glory and you might even have more light coming through the window!

PAINT THE FRONT DOOR

Contemporary white house with bright yellow double doors and cactuses flanking the entrance
photo by Don Stouder on Unsplash

A front door painted in a contrasting color helps your house stand out. For extra credit (and happiness), choose a color you love.

NEW HOUSE NUMBERS

How visible is your house number? If the numbers are dangling, faded, or even missing, you need to fix that. (Plus, delivery drivers will thank you.) Clearly visible house numbers or address plaques are like accessories that complete the outfit, and they’re available in all kinds of styles.

REPLACE A RUN-DOWN MAILBOX

If your mailbox is installed by the street, that’s the first thing people notice. A dented, rusty mailbox gives the impression that the home owners just don’t care. If a spankin’ new box isn’t in your budget, spruce your old one up with spray paint and some new stick-on numbers. If your mailbox is attached to your house, you also have the option of using a cute vintage mailbox.

HAVE A WELCOME MAT

Not only does a mat give people a place to wipe their feet before entering your home, it's another way to add personality.

ADD SEATING

light blue house with porch, wooden rocking chair on porch

If you have a porch, a stylish, comfy chair or bench gives your home a warm and welcoming vibe.

ADD PERSONALITY

Express your style with accents. Flaunt your quirky, rustic, modern, or eclectic spirit! Decorative pieces like art, baskets, planters, and wreaths will spice your exterior with personality.

ADD PLANTS

Foliage plants and colorful flowers are the easiest way to add both personality and color. You can even pick up potted plants at the grocery store. Flank your entry with a couple  planters, or single tall pot if your doorstep is small. If you have a porch, hang full baskets of ferns or blossoms. If you have time and space, plant a front yard flower bed.

HIDE THE UGLIES

Are grimy garbage bins spoiling the view? Cover ‘em up. Build a screen or hide them behind an L-shaped corner fence.

Ready to tackle some curb-appeal projects? We’ve got some products that can help.

ADDRESS PLAQUES

MAILBOXES

WELCOME MATS

OUTDOOR DÉCOR

CORNER ACCENT FENCES

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